Comfortable and supportive dog walking boots for men

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Comfortable and supportive dog walking boots for men

by Piper Huxley |
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If you require sturdy, balanced footwear for daytime strolls, consider dog walking boots for men. After all, having the correct dog walking accessories makes your pooch’s favourite activity easier for you – and even more fun for them. With a pair of decent walking boots, you can keep up with your puppy when you let them off their lead and conquer your fitness goals, too. Don’t panic – there are protective, supportive walking boots there that look decent.

Perhaps the most important reason behind choosing some decent dog walking boots is the protection – with the ability to prevent injury. Dog walking can be tricky if you’re not wearing the right footwear, says Outdoor fashion retailer Cotswold Outdoor. They add that walking boots “last far longer and are much more economical over time,” as opposed to cheaper shoes. This is provided you look after them properly, a topic which is covered below in the FAQs.

Best dog walking boots for men at a glance:

Best dog walking boots for men: Adventurer Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots – View at Mountain Warehouse
Best on a budget: Quechua Men's Waterproof Mountain Walking Shoes – View at Decathlon
Best for support: Peter Storm Men's Snowdon II Walking Boots – View at Go Outdoors

Dog walking equipment isn’t just limited to just decent walking boots. Though you may view a few of them as unnecessary, there are plenty of walking accessories to take with you on hikes. One of our favourite essentials is a special dog-walking bag, which can hold spare poo bags and a collapsible dog bowl if your furry friend gets parched en route, in its multiple compartments. You could even pack a handy dog whistle if your pooch is in training or struggling with recall.

Your dog walking shoes should be equipped for any eventuality. Weather in the UK can be unpredictable and change at short notice. So, a pair of waterproof boots should be the priority, with decent grip and tread to endure different terrains. And, for your pooch, why not grab a waterproof dog coat? They’re adorable – and ideal if you hate that oh-so-familiar wet dog smell. A good pair of walking shoes will keep you outdoors and active – and your pooch content, also.

Best dog walking boots for men

Best dog walking boots for men

Adventurer Mens Waterproof Hiking Boots
Price: £42.99 (was £69.99)

Introducing these Adventurer Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots, thanks to Mountain Warehouse - your perfect companion for outdoor escapades! Waterproof with a sturdy synthetic upper, these boots offer comfort with a cushioned footbed and excellent traction with deep lugs. Lightweight and breathable, they're ideal for walks, hikes, and even dog adventures. Gear up and explore!

Customer review: "A very comfortable and rugged hiking boot. Offers good ankle support but is also flexible for long hikes. Very good quality for the price."


  • Decent size range with plenty of colour options
  • Waterproof and breathable membrane for happy feet
  • Cushioned footbed for added comfort in all places


  • Some stock issues in certain colours

Best men’s dog walking boots for ankle support

Peter Storm Men’s Lindale Waterproof Walking Shoe
Price: £70 (was £125)

Ideal for all-weather dog walks, the Peter Storm Men's Lindale Waterproof Walking Shoe is your go-to choice. With a waterproof suede and nylon lining, breathable mesh, and ankle support, it keeps you comfortable and dry - equipped for strolls with your pooch. Its StormGrip outsole ensures a reliable grip, making it perfect for all terrains, while the Phylon midsole offers lightweight cushioning.

Customer review: "Great for walking and waterproof too. Split seams appeared after 6 months in both shoes but with a generous and careful application of a quality superglue, they were mended quickly and easily. My suggestion is to improve stitching in future as they are overall good affordable shoes."


  • Made from breathable and waterproof suede
  • Gives lightweight cushioning from the midsole
  • Complete with ankle support and confident grip


  • Some customers say that the seams aren't reliable

Best men’s dog walking boots for grip

Scarpa Men’s Terra II GORE-TEX® Walking Boots
Price: £190 (was £195)

Step into comfort and protection with the Scarpa Men’s Terra II GORE-TEX® Walking Boots. Crafted from oiled full-grain leather, these boots offer durability and support. The GORE-TEX® lining keeps your feet dry, while the Vibram Energy sole provides a reliable grip on all terrains. Experience instant comfort and waterproof performance on your next doggie adventure!

Customer review: "Went straight into watery mud about 3 inches deep. Managed to pull it out after a struggle. Carried on walking expecting socks and everything to get wet inside. First boot I have had in over 35 years, where the socks inside remained dry!!! How is that even possible?"


  • Waterproof, breathable and durable leather
  • Vibram Energy sole is comfortable and grippy
  • The durable upper is durable and protective


  • Only one colour

Best wide-fit dog walking boots for men

Salomon Men's X Ultra 4 Mid GTX Boots - Wide
Price: £144.50 (was £170)

Conquer the walking trails with confidence in the Scarpa Men’s Terra II GORE-TEX® Walking Boots, perfect for your daily dog walks. Designed for stability and agility, these boots feature a wide fit and waterproof Gore-tex membrane to keep your feet dry. With protective features and a grippy Contagrip sole, enjoy every step with your furry friend! We're impressed with this pick.

Customer review: "Wide enough if sizing up by .5. Very light and comfortable from the start. Traction is very good, but perhaps not as grippy as Vibram. Hopefully the waterproofing holds up for a long time."


  • Waterproof Gore-tex membrane keeps feet dry in wet conditions
  • Wide fit provides comfort and stability, ideal for long walks.
  • Protective mudguard and toecap enhance durability and shield feet


  • Not as grippy as Vibram

Best waterproof dog walking boots for men

Step confidently on your dog walks with Hi-Tec Eurotrek Lite Waterproof Walking Boots. Crafted with durable leather and a waterproof Dri-Tec membrane, they keep feet dry and comfortable. With a sturdy outsole and cushioned footbed, you'll navigate any terrain with ease. These sturdy, waterproof boots come recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award - for reliability and support on every adventure.

Customer review: "Really pleased with these boots they were comfortable from the start did a 8 mile walk as soon as I received them and no problem. They are great value for the money."


  • A durable rustproof hard-wear lacing system gives you a secure fit
  • Removable moulded EVA footbed delivers underfoot cushioning
  • Features Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane keeps your feet dry


  • Some customers say they didn't last as long as they expected

Best shock-absorbent dog walking boots for men

NORTIV 8 Men's Ankle High Waterproof Hiking Boots Backpacking Trekking Trails Shoes
Price: $59.99

Get ready for dog walking adventures with NORTIV 8 Men's Ankle High Waterproof Hiking Boots. Engineered for comfort and durability, these boots feature shock-absorbent insoles and lightweight EVA midsoles. Perfect for daily walks and outdoor activities like hiking and camping, they provide reliable traction and water resistance. Take on any terrain with confidence in these versatile hiking boots.

They come in plenty of colours - with wide feet sizes, too.

Customer review: "I've only had these boots a week so a bit early to review but the boots look good and look much more expensive then what you pay as had one saying thought I paid about £100 for them, wore them a couple of times only short distances to see how they were and felt very comfortable liked how the toe box is wide so tried them at work on an 8-hour shift and do a lot of walking tbh and was pleased to say they caused no pain etc so no break in period which is what everyone wants, can't really say about them being waterproof yet but will update review few months time and hopefully still holding up well as right now I'll be buying more in the future as for £33 they're a bargain."


  • Shock-absorbent cushioned insoles and padded tongue for all-day comfort
  • EVA midsoles reduce foot fatigue, making them suitable for long walks
  • Offers water resistance for up to 4 hours and an easy-to-clean design


  • Stock issues with certain colours

Best budget dog walking shoes for men

Discover comfort and reliability on your dog walks with the Quechua Men's Waterproof Mountain Walking Shoes. Designed for occasional hikes, they offer excellent grip, waterproof protection for up to 3 hours, and full cushioning. With a non-slip rubber outsole and durable construction, enjoy the hills in style and confidence. Perfect for exploring the great outdoors with your furry friend!

Customer review: "Excellent boots for nature and mountain hiking. Used them to climb Ben Nevis and Snowdon with no issues. Comfortable throughout my hiking trips on all terrains."


  • Excellent grip and traction with a non-slip rubber outsole
  • Lightweight design ensures ease of wear during walks
  • Full-length cushioning offers comfort and support


  • May not provide sufficient ankle support for rugged terrain

Best men’s dog walking boots for support

Conquer the doggie walks with confidence in the Peter Storm Snowdon II Walking Boots. Named after the iconic Welsh mountain, these boots boast EVA cushioning for shock absorption and comfort. The waterproof leather upper and Stormgrip outsole ensure durability and traction. Plus, a thermoplastic toe box protects your toes on rugged terrain. They're ideal for adventurous dog hikes!

Customer review: "Wearing thin on the soles after over 12 months of very heavy use. After regular waxing with Grangers they are still waterproof. So good I bought a second pair soon after."


  • StormGrip rubber outsole offers excellent traction and grip
  • EVA midsole provides cushioning and support for comfort
  • Thermoplastic toe box protects toes from impacts and abrasions


  • No colour options - only brown

Best leather dog walking boots for men

Odyssey Extreme Men’s Vibram Waterproof Hiking Boots
Price: £109.99 (was £199.99)

Get ready for any dog adventure with Odyssey Extreme Men’s Vibram Waterproof Hiking Boots. These premium boots feature a 2mm nubuck leather upper and IsoDry membrane, keeping your feet dry in any weather. The Vibram sole offers superior traction, while the antibacterial insole ensures long-lasting comfort. They're perfect for dog walking and exploration - and you'll be able to keep up with your pet.

Customer review: "Excellent walking boot. This is my second pair. Very comfortable and great grip."


  • Waterproof and breathable membrane keeps feet dry and comfortable
  • Antibacterial insole keeps feet fresh and dry during long walks
  • Durable nubuck leather upper provides long-lasting wear


  • Nubuck leather requires regular maintenance to maintain its appearance

Best men’s dog walking boots for breathability

Rapid Mens Waterproof Hiking Boots
Price: £34.99 (was £73.99)

Get ready for your hiking trips with the Rapid Waterproof Hiking Boots. Crafted with a suede upper, breathable mesh lining, and deep lugs for enhanced traction, these boots offer durability and comfort. With added heel and toe bumpers for extra reinforcement and EVA cushioning for support, enjoy your outdoor adventures with your pooch worry-free.

Customer review: "A good fit and very comfortable. I have yet to do serious walk in them as I am breaking them in."


  • Breathable mesh lining prevents moisture buildup
  • Deep lugs provide excellent traction
  • EVA cushioning offers comfort and support


  • Suede upper may require special care

Best men’s dog walking boots for hikes

Meindl Mens Tonale Mid GTX Boots
Price: £187.50 (was £250)

Embark on your next dog-walking adventure with the Meindl Mens Tonale Mid GTX Boots. Crafted with suede leather and mesh upper, Gore-Tex lining, and Vibram EVA rubber outsole, these boots offer durability, waterproofing, and shock absorption. The Variofix lacing system ensures a secure fit, while the Air-Active footbed provides comfort and breathability; they're supportive for all weather conditions.

Customer review: "Very pleased so far. I like the way that the laces give adjustment along more of the foot and I have found them really comfortable with good ankle support. Quality appears to be excellent."


  • Vibram EVA rubber outsole helps you cross tricky terrains
  • Waterproof mesh makes it ideal for all weather conditions
  • Air-Active footbed aids in breathability for tough hikes


  • Suede may need a little TLC

Best men’s dog walking shoes

Experience unparalleled comfort and durability with the Merrell MOAB 3 Men's Hiking Shoes in Pecan. Crafted with nubuck leather and a mesh upper, breathable mesh lining, and FIT.ECO contoured footbeds, these shoes offer stability and odour control. The moulded nylon arch shank and Vibram outsole ensure traction in all conditions, making them perfect for dog-walking adventures.

Customer review: "These became my "go-to" walking, hiking, everyday shoes right out of the box. That doesn't happen with every pair of shoes I've bought through the years. This is my third pair of Moab 3 shoes and I've liked all of them, but these are the best. I really like the color "Highrise" whatever that's supposed to mean - they're "white-ish gray." Very comfortable and good looking."


  • Made from durable, breathable nubuck leather and mesh upper
  • FIT.ECO blended EVA contoured footbed with odour control
  • With moulded arch shank, EVA midsole and Vibram outsole for support


  • Some customers suggest sizing up

Verdict: Which is the best?

Our favourite is the Adventurer Men’s Waterproof Walking Boots. Mountain Warehouse is a reliable shop for any outdoor activity, with durable and supportive shoes for dog walking.

How should walking boots fit?

For this dog walking boots for men buying guide, we spoke to Mountain Warehouse, who has offered some fabulous fitting advice to support your feet and ankles on your dog walking adventures:

Socks - come first, which should offer "great cushioning to reduce impact and prevent blister hotspots." Not only this, socks are best made from moisture-wicking materials that will keep your feet happy. New socks (along with your new shoes) will make your next trip memorable and comfortable.

Specific needs - can come in the form of fit, waterproof qualities, material, durability and support.

Measure- your feet, as the size of your walking boots may differ from your regular shoes - much like clothes sizing can vary in brands and style. An accurate size measurement - which is very important - involves placing an A4 sheet of paper flat against the wall and measuring from heel to toe.

Checking the fit - by checking "you have enough space between the end of your toes and the front of the footbed - this should be about a finger's width," says Mountain Warehouse, whilst standing. Your weight can cause your feet to expand - and insoles can prevent a significant size change.

Lace them up - tightly and securely enough, leaving a fingertip space under the crossing over the laces.

Check the volume - so the shoes can suit the shape of your foot. This refers to the "quantity of space your foot takes up in the boot compared to the remaining space," says Mountain Warehouse. If they're too tight, it means there is too little volume - and too much volume causes creasing at the flex point. Volume can be changed by wearing different socks, changing lacing techniques or a new footbed.

How long do walking boots last?

Believe it or not, outdoor brand Mountain Warehouse has some ideas on how long should walking boots last. Which can depend on the type of material and how many times you slip them on for walkies. But, it is suggested that walking boots can "last between 500 and 1200 miles." They can last around two years if you walk around 10 miles a week.

Can walking boots go in the washing machine?

No – walking boots should not be put in the washing machine.

It is recommended that you clean your dog-walking boots after a muddy trip, says outdoor clothing brand Trespass. This is because mud and dirt will get into the cracks of your boots – and will flatten the tread. Eventually, once they are blocked up, you may “lose your footing because the grip that was once there is now lost.” Pack your GPS trackers, dog owners. Thanks to Trespass, we’ve got a few cleaning tips.

To avoid any foot conditions and further medical issues from the long-term effects, Trespass calls all dog walkers to “invest small yet meaningful efforts towards keeping their walking boots sparkling.” And, no, we don't mean poop bags. Not only will your reliable pair remain fabulous, but it’ll save any repair costs.

What you may need:

Soft-bristled brush – which won’t damage the shoe.

Mild detergent – that can remove stains effectively – or boot cleaner.

Medium-sized sponge – for a light scrub.

Warm water – but not too much to avoid any damage.

Soft cloth – for removing any excess solution.

Waterproofing wax or spray – to improve durability.

Cleaning method

Leave your boots to dry before you start cleaning them.

Once dry, get a stiff brush and buff off any mud or dirt.

Use the sponge and detergent to clean the outside.

If necessary, unlace your laces and pop them in the washing machine.

Rinse away the soap with lukewarm water.

Use the soft cloth for any solution left over from the rinse.

Leather boots can be treated with waterproof wax.

Can walking boots be re-soled?

Yes - as even high-quality pairs can have their limits. After plenty of walks, you may not be ready to say goodbye to your favourite dog-walking boots. Your well-loved footwear can show major signs of wear and tear - but, that doesn't mean they're beaten. Instead of throwing them away, consider a repair.

Not only does it save resources, but a repair may save you money, says Alpine Trek. But, it's up to you to determine whether a shoe repair is worth it - which is often influenced by which part of the shoe needs work and how much it will cost you. Soles wear out the quickest, and can be re-soled.

So, what can you do? Outdoor retailer Alpine Trek has given us some guidance:

Send it into an online repair service - which is a safe option, but may not be the cheapest.

Contact a cobbler - which may not have the original sole, but it may be the cheapest and fastest service.

Do it yourself - which, by no means, guarantees success - and can be a complicated repair.

Check the warranty - and you can file a warranty claim if the defect meets the requirements.

How long do walking boots take to break in?

If you're not in the know, "breaking in" is a term used to describe the process of wearing new shoes or boots so they fit around your feet. The moulding process will soften up the material and, with time, that uncomfortable rubbing will reduce. Unfortunately, heavier boots will take longer to break in.

Generally, dog walking boots can take anywhere from one to four weeks to break in. If you're looking for something a little more gender-specific, there are some stylish women's dog walking boots, too.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Take a Break, specialising in pet health. When she’s not barking about dog supplements, she’s online devouring cat content.

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