Although Flex Boots are suitable for many hoof models, in some cases there is a need to slightly modify the boots. This is possible with Flex Boots.
We offer custom-made boots for horses for which the basic model is not suitable. Such cases are for example horses with the very large heel buttress, (need for a larger TPU-gaiter), or very thin legs (need for a smaller TPU-gaiters).
The size of the neoprene gaiter is determined by the size of the TPU gaiter.
TPU gaiter 90 and 100 / neoprene gaiter size XS
TPU gaiter 110 / neoprene gaiter size S
TPU gaiter 120 and 130 / neoprene gaiter size M
TPU gaiter 140 / neoprene gaiter size L
The size shown in the product name indicates the size of the shell. For example, the product shown in the alternative 100 boot/110 TPU means that the shell is size 100, and the TPU gaiter is size 110, so the neoprene gaiter is size S.
Please note that some combinations are special order and are ordered in from Finland, so they may take 2 - 4 weeks for dispatch.
All boots come with a neoprene gaiter fitted in your chosen colour. We do not currently have all gaiter colours available, but we do plan on stocking them all.
If you opt to hire the Flex Boots first, and your first choice of colour is not available, we may need to send an alternative colour.
Flex Boots - the comfortable, softer hoof boot your horse will love to wear! Flex Boots are flexible, soft, and durable bare hoof boots that offer protection without interfering with the function of the hoof mechanism.
The Flex Boot is available in 7 sizes! These are the FlexPony, in sizes 80, 90 and 100, and FlexHorse in sizes 110, 120, 130 and 140.
First choose the Flex Boot size you require, and then choose the colour of Neoprene Gaiter that you require. Please note, not all colours are currently available in all sizes.
There are 10 different colours to choose from, and various other Flex Boot parts (including spare screws, pads, straps etc.) which can be purchased separately HERE.
What are Flex Boots?
Flex Boots are the softest hoof boot on the market, which are not only durable and comfortable, but also easy to put on and take off. They are carefully designed with the horse's wellbeing as the top priority. With young horses, Flex Boots are a perfect way to protect the feet from excessive wear, whilst not making the feet numb.
Flex Boots are barefoot shoes for horses, and are much like Feelmax and Vibram, which are barefoot shoes for people!
The Flex Boot has a unique sole. It is flexible in a lateral and medial way. Flex Boot will take the hardest pressure from the impact of the terrain, but will still allow the horse to really feel the ground, and continue to develop his/her feet every step of the way.
Flex Boots can fit a variety of different hoof shapes provided the hoof is maintained in its anatomically correct shape. If the hoof grows out from it's balance, it can, depending on many aspects, damage the soft sole of the boot (especially any sharp and pointy edges, long toes, or a hoof wall that is primarily weight bearing). So, the Flex Boot is for owners who are willing to take care of the hooves with a 1-2 weekly maintenance trim between trimmers visits, to ensure your Flex Boots last as long as possible.
Flex Boots are made in Finland, where they have high standards of of environmental protection and recycling practices in place, so waste is reduced significantly and this of course is better for the environment. Metal parts for the boots are made in Europe.
What are the key benefits of the Flex Boot?
- Easy to put on and take off, so suitable for first time hoof boot users.
- Protect from excessive wear without causing numbness
- Work much like human barefoot shoes
- Does not get soggy, heavy or wet in muddy/wet terrain
- Excellent strength and grip over all terrain (e.g. water, rock, mud)
- Extremely flexible
- Easy to clean
- Drain well
- Can be used for hacking, schooling, jumping, driving, turnout.
What is included?
- 1 x black Flex Boot shell + FlexGaiter (including 2 rivets): material TPU (thermoplastic urethane)
- 1 x black back strap: material TPU
- 1 x black or coloured Neoprene gaiter (your choice): durable protective neoprene
- 5 pcs of ball head rivet closure + TPU washer's
A great article on how to adjust the Flex Boot Neoprene Gaiter is can be read here.
Please view the Flex Boot size chart HERE.
The right fit is essential for the Flex Boot to work as intended. If you need help sizing for the Flex Boot, then our Flex Boot Fit Kit is ideal in determining which size will best suit your horse.
You can view all of our available Fit Kits HERE.