Hi there! So, today, we are going to be reviewing a set of colorful, rubber, dog shoes, made by Smarthing – the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots.
Smarthing (not to be mistaken for Smartthing – the Samsung subsidiary) is a company involved in the manufacturing of quite a range of products.
From cat bowties to USB cables, to module shields for arduinos, and to dog shoes, you can see the Smarthing brand is one with hands in different places.
However, as we mentioned in the opening sentence, today, we will be talking about the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots.
To kick that off, we will be addressing a pretty important question about these shoes.
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Who Can Wear The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots?
Small dogs. The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots come in three different sizes – Small; Medium; Large – but they are reported to run pretty small.
So, hey, if your dog is a big one – i.e., if he weighs 12 pounds (5.44 kilograms) and above – we think you might want to stay away from these.
Features Of The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots
The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots are made of natural rubber. This material makes the shoes really comfortable for your dog.
The shoes are flexible, and are easy to move around in. They are also water-resistant (as you would expect since they are rubber shoes) and that makes them even more comfortable for your dog.
These shoes are designed with adjustable straps for fastening. They make these shoes easier to put on.
Also, they help you adjust the shoes until they fit just right.
Furthermore, the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots are made with an anti-skid bump design at the bottom of the shoes. This design helps guarantee your dog’s stability, even on slippery surfaces.
The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots come in four different color mixes, and best believe, they are all adorable.
One is a mix of red and gray, another is a mix of blue and gray. And then, there are two different blends of black gray – one has an “I love my dog” printed on it, the other has a cute puppy face on it. This is why we refer to them as two separate colors.
Like we mentioned earlier, the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots come in 3 different sizes – the Small, the Medium, and the Large.
But please, make sure that you first take proper measurements of your dog’s paws, compare with the size chart, before placing your order.
But well, these ones run small, so, we advise that you go a size up on the chart before placing an order.
Anyway, below is the size chart of these shoes as provided by the manufacturers.
Pros Of The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots
The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots, as we stated earlier, are made with rubber, and this material guarantees your dog good comfort.
Also, they are flexible, which means that your dog won’t have difficulty lifting his legs while he walks in these shoes.
These shoes ensure that you do not have to always clean up after your dog when he comes in from his outdoor activities.
Also, they are pretty easy to put on, and easy to take off. They come with straps which make these processes even easier.
3. Protection & Stability
Now when it comes to keeping your dog’s feet from being harmed by sharp objects, hot pavements, ice, snow, asphalt, and so on, the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots are just amazing.
The soles of these shoes are sturdy and durable. Therefore, you can be confident that your dog’s cute feet stay protected while he has these on.
More so, the soles of these shoes do more than just protect his paws. Apparently, they are also great at giving your dog stability.
The soles are anti-skid, which means that no matter how steep or slippery the surface gets, your pooch is sure to retain his stability.
This is another reason these shoes are recommended for both indoor and outdoor activities.
So, apart from being functional, the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots are also really fine.
In any of the 4 different color combinations they come in, these shoes will definitely be a good fashion choice.
Cons Of The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots
So, yeah, we stated that these shoes are water-resistant. Well, yes, they actually are, but not completely.
The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots will do a pretty nice job at protecting your dog’s feet from sprinkles, or drizzles. However, these are not the shoes you use in deep waters.
People who have used these shoes say that in deep waters (or even sand), they sort of lose their resistance.
Perhaps water or sand easily seep in through sewing needle holes. Anyway, people didn’t seem to be so happy about this.
So, if you are going to get these shoes, ensure your dog stays away from deep waters or sand.
Another pretty unimpressive thing about the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots is that they run pretty small. They are available in large sizes, but apparently, they won’t fit a large dog.
Alternatives To The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots
High End Option — Fantastic Zone Waterproof Dog Boots
The Fantastic Zone Waterproof Dog Boots are unique dog boots which are pretty comfortable, and generally easy to use.
They are also lightweight, so, your dog never has to feel like he’s doing any heavy lifting while walking or running.
The Fantastic Zone Waterproof Dog Boots are not just good options for comfort, convenience, and protection. They are also a great fashion choice.
These shoes are available in a blend of blue and black, and are sure to give your dog a really classy look.
So, if you are willing to splurge a little on your dog, this might be a great option for you.
Need more info on these shoes? Check out our review of the Fantastic Zone Waterproof Dog Boots.
Opposite Spectrum — Union Rich Pet Boots
The Union Rich Pet Boots are black dog shoes made with water repellent materials. They are designed with nylon buckles as fasteners, and a wide split seam top opening.
These features are there to make the shoes easy to put on and take off, and they seem to be doing a good job.
The Union Rich Pet Boots are available in 5 different sizes – size 4 to size 8 – and will be great for many different dog breeds, especially the Japanese Akits, Shepherd dogs, Labradors, and large Golden Retrievers.
These shoes are really durable, and therefore, are recommended for intense activities, both indoors and outdoors.
There is a lot know to know about these shoes, though. So, for more on this product, check out our review of the Union Rich Pet Boots.
Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots
|Natural rubber||Tough water repellent materials.||Water repellent materials.|
|Adjustable straps||Velcro straps||Nylon buckles; Velcro straps.|
Wide split seam
|Blue and gray; red and gray; black and gray (2 designs).||Blue and black.||Black|
|Small; Medium: Large||Size 4 to size 7||Size 4 to Size 8|
What Do People Think About The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots?
Well, quite a lot of people seemed to have something good to say about the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots.
This means that Smarthing must definitely be doing a lot of things right. They, however, will need to improve on a few things.
One consistent comment coming from customers about these shoes is that they are really adorable.
You know, what dog lover won’t love shoes that say “I love my dog”? Oh, so cute!
The Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots have also got other positive comments that did not have to do with their look.
People have said that these shoes are indeed flexible, and convenient. They are easy to put on, easy to take off, and generally pretty easy to use.
According to many dog owners who have got these shoes for their dogs, it won’t take your dog long after the first trying to get used to the feel of the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots on his feet. This is actually great news.
They have also received accolades for being water-resistant, even though some would have preferred if there was absolutely no channel that water or fine sand could seep through – like the sewing needle holes.
Well, this only becomes a real problem if your dog is often in deep waters or sand.
Also, people have complained about how small these shoes can be. Many have advised that you stay away from these shoes if you have a fairly big dog.
First of all, yes! Even we, too, think that the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots are absolutely adorable.
The one with the cute puppy face, the one with the inscription, the red one, the blue one, everyone!
Getting a set of Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots will be you getting your dog ready to make a fashion statement!
And not only are these shoes so cute, but they are also really functional. They keep your dog’s feet warm and dry, make sure they are comfortable in their shoes and are also easy to use.
The soles of these shoes are durable, which means that they protect him from getting hurt by ice, snow, asphalt, and all of that.
They are also anti-slip, which means good stability and traction.
However, we think these shoes should be made available in bigger sizes. Shoes this functional should be suitable for any and every dog breed.
But for now, these are not the shoes for you if your dog is a large one. We will reiterate; if your dog is 12 pounds (5.44 kilograms) and over, you might really want to stay away from these shoes.
Well, for us, getting the Smarthing Waterproof Dog Boots will surely be a smart thing to do. But well, the ultimate decision is yours to make. Do you want these?