Best Shoes for Dog Walking

Best Womens Shoes for Dog Walking

Whether it’s a hike up a hill, a walk along your nearest beach or a brisk stroll through your local park, walking your dog is best done in comfort and style. If you are walking the dog two, three or maybe more times each day, you will be covering many miles every year and in all weather conditions.

Whilst the hardcore dog walker would reach for a heavyweight hiking boot every time, the reality is that most of us walk our dogs near the house. While most of us do not live in mountainous regions, we do unfortunately have to take on a bit of mud on most dog walking outings – clearing up after our four legged friendly, or perhaps trudging through the woods.

We have picked out some of our favourite styles, which are selected for a variety of reasons. Generally the best Dog Walking Shoes in our opinion are lightweight, comfortable but also hard wearing to last a little longer. We try to showcase styles at a range of price points and we have given extra weighting to styles which are relatively quick and easy to throw on. Enjoy!


Our Dog Friendly Stores

Begg Shoes are based in the North of Scotland and as a Dog Friendly business in both our stores and our office, we like to think we know a little about dog walking shoes. Find out more about our store here. 

Dog Friendly Store in Inverurie
Begg Shoes Inverurie is Dog Friendly. These are the Begg Family dogs – Golden Retrievers.

waterproof dog walking shoes: Our Top Picks

Begg Shoes is based in the north of Scotland, so we know first hand how important waterproof shoes can be. One of the quickest ways to get wet feet is walking through wet grass – even worse than rain – since the constant brushing with soaked grass just sticks to your feet. So does the mud. Here are some grippy and waterproof shoes which will keep your feet dry and keep you upright on the slippery wet grass. Our top dog walking shoes features some of our extensive range of Womens Gore-Tex shoes which sets the standard for 100% waterproof, breathable footwear.

Clarks Tri Path Lo Gore-Tex £89

Clarks Tri Path Lo Gore Tex Walking Shoes

Hard-wearing and sporty, these trainers offer superb flexibility and lightweight comfort for a range of surfaces. We like the grippy sole for light off road duties, though a boot with ankle support may be better for really broken off road surfaces.

Ara Osaka Sport GTX £110

Ara Osaka Sport GTX Red Leather Walking Shoes

We love this gorgeous bright red shade and the chunky laces contrast beautifully against the soft and flexible leather upper. Leather is actually really easy to maintain and is a fantastic natural material which is both breathable and will naturally shape to your foot for many happy miles. This shoe has a Gore-Tex lining for waterproof walking, though best on smoother tracks or grass.

Hotter Mist GTX 95 E Fit £95

Hotter Mist Gore Tex Navy Walking Shoes

These Hotter Standard E Fit walking shoes are perfect for those who want a slightly roomier fit, or perhaps you like to insert your own orthotic insoles for upgraded support. The rugged sole is suitable for light to moderate off road terrain and provides lots of flex for comfortable walking. Check out our full range of Women’s Walking Shoes for more ideas like this one.

ECCO Soft 7 Lo GTX £130

ECCO Soft 7 Log GTX Navy Walking Shoes

These ECCO Soft 7 Lo Gore-Tex walking shoes offer contemporary styling, but the toe bumper and cupsole also make them extremely practical and easy to keep mud-free. This shoe features a Gore-Tex membrane and we love the combination of the lightweight flexible sole, with added rubber grippy inlays for better grip on wet or broken surfaces. The easy access zip is a mega value-add for those who need to make a quick getaway – with all these features we feel its worth the extra money. Click here for more Womens Ecco Gore Tex shoe options.

IMAC Runner in Grey £62

IMAC Runner Grey Walking Shoes

IMAC are our store teams’ number one favourite brand for comfort and value for money. Made with the same lightweight, flexible and hard wearing technology as Ecco Shoes, they offer a great value for money shoe that will feel great and last longer. This one is not waterproof but offers great grip and breathability, well suited to long summer walks.

Legero Tanaro Gore Tex £110

Legero Tanaro GTXOne of the comfiest styles of shoes we have, the Legero Tanaro model has a lightweight and shock absorbent direct-injection PU sole unit. We have a variety of options from Legero including the UK leading range of Legero Gore-Tex shoes for guaranteed dry feet. Expect high quality and lasting comfort with soft leather upper materials.

Skechers Seager Hiker £62

Skechers Seager Hiker Taupe Slip on Trainers

For all you Skechers fans out there, these Skechers slip-on trainers are perfect for warmer summer days thanks to the mesh fabric upper. These are mega lightweight and easy to maintain – with quick drying materials if you do get into the long grass or caught out by a rogue wave at the beach! If you are thinking this is not tough enough for you – don’t worry – we also have a fantastic selection of waterproof Skechers for Women since we know that Skechers are very often not the best at keeping out the rain.

Best Boots for Dog Walking: Our top picks

When you like to go on more adventurous walks with the dogs, sometimes a low top trainer or a shoe is just not right for the job. We stock a wide range of Womens Walking Boots which offers styles and colours to suit every taste and budget. From smooth leather uppers to hard wearing hiking boots, with locking lace fastenings and waterproof linings, we’ve got them. A really important consideration for a regular dog walking boot is care and maintenance so we have picked our boots which you can get muddy and wet, then clean up quickly and easily.

Many dog walkers like to wear welly boots, however from our experience wobbling around in wellies for many hours per week can only lead to problems. We know that without a proper fastening that welly boots can lead to foot problems and smelly feet, since rubber boots are not breathable. We recommend a securely fastening, breathable boot if you are taking on the elements.

IMAC Path 37 Tex £72

IMAC Path 37 Tex Walking Boots for Dog Walking

Hard-wearing and lightweight, these IMAC boots are perfect for tougher terrains. The real suede leather upper and 100% waterproof design makes them a bargain at just £72 which is hard to look past. There are superior brands you can try, something like Ecco Gore Tex boots, which offers more exciting design features but these IMAC boots quite simply get the job done. We love the easy cleaning and maintenance – a damp cloth will do the job.

ECCO Ulterra Women’s Gore-Tex £150

ECCO Ulterra Women's Gore Tex Black Leather Walking Boots

Exceptional performance and sleek design are the aim of the game with these ECCO women’s boots. We like the rubber inlays on the strong and supportive sole, which give you added grip on wet surfaces. The ankle height is not that high, which means they are relatively easy to get on and off for a hiking boot, and the hook eyelet at the top gives you that adjustable, secure fastening needed. Made in super-tough Yak leather, these are built to last and the dark colour wipes clean and restores nicely with black nubuck restorer.

Legero Monta Fur GTX £140

Legero Monta Fur GTX Winter Walking Boots

Channel those Scandi winter vibes with these stunning grey suede winter boots. Pair them with a chunky knit jumper and skinny jeans for walking the dog in style. These boots are not all fashion-over-function since they also have a grippy sole and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Keeping these clean might require some side-stepping of the muddy puddles but they look great so we had to feature them.

Ara Munich Zip Gore £110

Ara Munich Zip Gore Black Zip Up Walking Boots

We love this Ara Gore-Tex boot for its unapologetically lazy fastening, the ultimate in dog walking convenience. With its zip fastening, you can select a securely fitting size and do away with those wobbly, smelly welly boots in favour of a sheepskin lined warm and comfy boot. The front zip is easy to whip on and off and this boot features the ideal combination of waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and wipe-clean upper materials that you need to take on those wet and muddy dog walking trails.