A happy dog is an exercised dog and a happy owner is one with footwear that stands up to the challenge of multiple walks outside per day. No matter what time of year it is, your dog will need to go outside to stretch their legs, which means you need the clothing and footwear to keep you comfy no matter where you’re headed. While there are plenty of active sneakers out there, finding dog walking shoes for all seasons that are both supportive and stylish can be a challenge.
From the sand to the snow, protect your feet with these 10 shoes for dog walking year-round.
Key Features of Dog Walking Shoes
The best shoes for dog walking typically have some features of hiking shoes while still being functional everyday shoes. Here are some important qualities that you’ll need from your shoes.
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Classic canvas sneakers just got an upgrade. Plim Soul is our widely beloved, go-anywhere, do-anything tennis shoe. The beauty of Plim Soul lies in the details, from the supremely comfortable arch and metatarsal support to the thick, high rubber platform. With fun solid and multi-colored options to choose from, this is a great everyday sneaker for dog walking.
The perfect lightweight shoe for spring, our Rubber Soul slip-on sneakers fit right into your daily routine. They’re one of the best dog walking shoes because they're comfortable and easy to slip on when you’re going in and out of the house in a hurry. With a thick rubber sole, they provide a great grip that will help you keep your footing when walking on rainy concrete. Plus, they're stylish and come in a variety of colors to suit your taste.
An elevated take on a leather walking sandal, The Show provides everything you need from a summer shoe and then some. This lightweight premium leather sandal is comfortable and breathable, keeping your feet cool and dry while also providing stability with a t-strap design. The two adjustable hook and loop straps provide a custom fit so that these sandals stay put while you walk your pup.
Handmade in Portugal, this luxurious thong sandal is beautifully constructed from premium leather in a warm Cognac hue. It features three straps that are fully adjustable to provide a custom fit so your feet don’t slip while walking. The cork-latex midsoles offer comfortable cushioning, making these some of the best slip-on shoes for dog walking. The name says it all, this sandal is Magnificent!
Spice up your sneaker style for the fall with Z Soul. These stylish shoes feature a classic silhouette with clever upgrades like a side zipper to make them easy to take on and off. With built-in Curves & Pods® premium removable footbeds, you’ll experience total support at the dog park and beyond. These aren’t your average sneakers – their design-forward approach makes them stand out from other canvas sneakers without being too flashy.
Plim Soul Lux
Elevate your tennis shoe style for the fall with a pair of premium leather Plim Soul Lux sneakers. With a classic silhouette and contemporary style details, they stand up to long walks while looking stylish. The extra padding around the collar provides cushioning and stability while the leather and high rubber sidewall provide durability and traction.
Wander down a new trail with these funky design-forward mesh and nylon sneakers. From the color-blocking style to the sleek silhouette of the rubber outsole, Direction is truly a work of art. In terms of innovation, you’ll appreciate the collapsible back which turns your regular sneakers into a slide. Rounding out this clever sneaker is a terry cloth lining, designed to wick away moisture while also providing some extra warmth on chilly days.
If you want a comfortable, all-natural option of slip-on shoes for walking the dog, wool slides are a great choice. Our Convertawool shoes have a collapsible back, giving you the option of wearing them inside as slippers or outside as shoes. They're warm in the winter and cool in the summer, plus they have a slip-resistant sole that's ideal if you have to walk on slippery surfaces. With a faux moc toe seam that is repeated on the heel, these convertible dog walking slippers nod to European style sensibilities.
When it comes to the best dog walking boots for the winter, you can't go wrong with our faux-fur-lined Future Mid booties. Even on the coldest days, they'll keep your feet extra toasty with the softest inner lining and high-quality water-resistant suede exterior. With a sneaker-inspired design, they are as cute as they are comfortable and supportive.
A speckled wool clog with charm and comfort, Wooltastic will be a daily go-to in the winter. It’s as soft as a slipper, yet with a cork outsole that protects your feet outside. Using ethically sourced Italian wool, these dog walking slippers are as good for the environment as they are for your feet. They’re also lined with soft shearling to keep your toes warm.
Walking your dog is a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and bonding time with your furry friend. However, you won’t get anywhere without a trusty pair of dog walking shoes! No matter where you live, it's important to have the best shoes for dog walking to make sure you're comfortable and supported year round.
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