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 stores 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.

ECCO Exostride Gore £120

Ecco Exostride Gore Women's Walking Shoes for Dog Walking

These ECCO Exostride Gore 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 dark green upper and pink sole unit. The sole is lightweight and flexible, with added rubber grippy inlays for better grip on wet or broken surfaces. The fast bungee lace is a mega value-add for those who need to make a quick getaway – with all these features we feel it’s worth the extra money.

legero tanaro5 Zip GTX £115

Legero Tanaro5 Zip Gtx women's lacing shoes

Be ready for all weathers in the Legero Tanaro5 Zip Gtx, an update on the classic Legero design. A Gore-Tex waterproof lining ensures optimal foot temperature and maximum comfort in all conditions.

On Running Cloud Waterproof £135

On Running Cloud Tex Pink Trainers for Dog Walking

On Running have designed the Cloud trainers with everyday comfort in mind. They have a waterproof lining that ensures protection and breathability. The stretchy laces allow quick fastening so you can get out and about quicker on busy mornings.

Skechers Flex Appeal Tex £87

Skechers Flex Appeal Tex Black Waterproof Trainers

If you’re looking for waterproof trainers that combine sporty comfort with waterproof protection, then look no further than the Skechers Flex Appeal Tex. A soft padded lining and cushioned footbed provide extreme comfort as well as a lightweight sole.

ecco xpedit Gore-Tex £120

Ecco Xpedit

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.

Lowa Sirkos Evo GTX £140

Lowa Sirkos Evo

This new and improved Sirkos Evo has a cushioned and flexible Pu midsole and a Lowa Cross III sole unit which provides premium stability, grip and traction. They also have a Gore-Tex lining to ensure your feet are kept dry and comfortable whatever the weather.

Hotter Mist GTX 95 E Fit £109

Hotter Mist Gtx 95

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.

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 £79.99

Imac Path 37 Gore-Tex

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 £79.99 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.

jana bander wide £69.99

Jana Bander Wide Gore-Tex

Take on the great outdoors in any weather this season in the Jana Bander black walking boots. They have a water-resistant lining and a cleated outsole provides added grip for taking on all terrains.

Legero Monta Fur GTX £140

Legero Monta Fur Gore-Tex

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.

imac foxy boot Gore-tex £75

Imac Foxy Boot

We love this IMAC Gore-Tex boot for its unapologetically lazy fastening, the ultimate in dog walking convenience. With its bungee lace fastening, you can select a securely fitting size and do away with those wobbly, smelly welly boots in favour of a warm, lined comfy boot.