Polar Trex Boots SKU RUFFPT The Ruffwear Polar Trex dog boots are designed for warmth, traction, and protection in winter conditions. Insulated upper softshell fabric creates breathable, weatherproof warmth in extreme cold and inclement weather. The Ruffwear-designed Vibram outsole provides optimum traction on frozen surfaces. The unique closure system combines hook-and-loop with hardware, cinching around the narrowest part of the dog’s leg to provide a secure fit. The pullover stretch gaiter keeps snow out and improves retention by protecting the hook-and-loop ankle closure from the elements. Protects dogs’ paws from extreme winter environments Three-layer laminated soft-shell upper is DWR coated and is weather-resistant, wind-resistant, and breathable Vibram® Icetrek® outsole rubber compound with winter-specific lug pattern providessuperb traction on frozen surfaces Reliable, intuitive hook-and-loop cinch closure system Pullover stretch gaiter keeps boots on and weather out Gaiter extends boot height for added leg protection from elements and ski edges Gusset design provides wide opening for easy on and off Low-light visibility with reflective trim Getting the right fit is really essential To ensure a proper fit (and to ensure the boots stay on) it is important to measure your dog's paws. Don't assume paw size is based on your dog's overall size...make sure to measure using our easy directions below. Measuring Paw Width 1) Have your dog stand on a firm surface (wood, linoleum, or concrete). 2) Place a piece of blank paper under a front paw. 3) Lift the dog's other front paw so that its weight is placed firmly on the paw being measured. 4) Mark the paper at the paw's widest point on the left and right edges of the paw (see graphic on size chart). 5) Use a ruler to measure the distance from the left mark to the right mark on the paper. 6) Use the Size Chart tab to determine the proper size. For example: if the width is measured between 57-64 mm, the dog would wear a small boot; between 70-76 mm, a large. Trying Out Your New Boots When you receive your new boots please be sure to give them a good solid go on your dog INSIDE before going outside. We want your dog to be comfy! We are more than happy to refund or exchange items as long as they have not been worn outside and are still in NEW condition. No questions asked! For best results when trying out new boots pop the boots onto your dog and launch right into an activity your dog loves. Generally this includes toys or treats. Reward your dog for good work done and do not be surprised to see your dog walking as if he or she is on the moon. Most dogs adjust to boots in no time. You might want to have your video camera out for the initial trials as it can be quite entertaining to watch. Will The Boots Fall Off? If you get the right measurements your new boots should stay without any issues. The boots are most likely to fall off when your dog is first wearing them as they tend to walk a bit wildly. For this reason and for sizing purposes it's important to give them a go inside the house first. Whe you do try them out outside the first couple of times you might want to keep an eye on your canine adventurer. As your dog adjusts to the boots they are much less likely to pop off.