As these boots are custom made to order by Flex they are therefore non-returnable.
Please note: with the new WIDE sizes, we consider them to be more accurately described as SHORT. For example, the 110 WIDE actually has the same width measurement as a 110 STANDARD fit boot, but the length is shorter. This gives the 110 WIDE a more rounded shape.
This product is for the WIDE fit Flex boots, if you require the Standard fit please refer to our Flex STANDARD Custom TPU Boot product.
If you'd like a specific sized Neoprene Gaiter or Back Strap, please email us or add a note to your order.
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.
Flex Hoof Boots 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 shown in the product name indicates the size of the shell. For example, the product shown in the alternative 110 WIDE boot/100 TPU means that the shell is size 110 WIDE, and the TPU gaiter is size 100, so the neoprene gaiter is size S.
It is also possible to swap out the colour of your Neoprene Gaiter and Back Strap on our custom boots.
Here is a useful blog about customising a boot with a smaller or bigger TPU gaiter...
Please note that some combinations are special order and are ordered in from Finland, so they may take 4 - 6 weeks for dispatch.
Flex Boots are flexible, durable and easy to use hoof boots that are ideal for all equestrian activities including trail riding, schooling, jumping and driving. They function similarly to human barefoot shoes, providing the horse flexible, effective support whilst allowing the hoof to function in the correct way without restrictions or any discomfort for the horse. Flex Boots are ideal for first time users and seasoned barefoot horses.
Let your horse feel the difference:
- Superior sole design with correct break over point supports healthy hoof function on every step your horse takes
- Exceptional traction on all surfaces and suitable for all disciplines.
- Smart fastening system allows for adjustments to give your horse an ideal, comfortable fit without rubbing.
- No Velcro or cables that can easily break or get dirty.
- Flex Boots are incredibly easy and quick to put on and take off. Even kids can do it!
- Amazing drainage and easy to clean.
- Designed to support a holistic approach to hoof and horse care.
- So comfortable, they can be used for 24/7 turnout too!
Thanks to the careful design and advanced technology used to make these boots, they are suitable for use in any weather and terrain; with great drainage and water-repellent materials, you can use them in snow, mud, very dry conditions and anywhere in between. The all-terrain sole gives superb grip, and the boots have pre-drilled holes that allow for easy application of ice studs if this is required.
Flex Pads can be used in the boots to offer additional cushioning and protection for horses that need this, for example if they have thin soles or are recovering from laminitis.
Flex Boots are designed with the horse’s welfare as the main priority. This is why they work so well and are fast becoming the most popular hoof boot all around the world. Flex Boots work best when hooves are maintained in their anatomically correct shape with frequent maintenance trims. Since the boot sole is essentially a cushioned airpad, long toes, high walls or sharp edges can damage the product.
Each boot is supplied as a complete set that includes the boot shell with rivets, a TPU gaiter, neoprene gaiter and a back strap.
Flex Boots fit hooves that are +/- 5mm of the listed width measurements, and no longer than the listed length measurement. Hoof measurements should be taken after a fresh trim. Flex Boots fit a variety of different hoof shapes provided the hoof is maintained in its anatomically correct shape. This generally means small maintenance trims at 1-2 week intervals. Flex Boots recommend that the owner should learn how to maintain their horse’s feet between professional visits. By doing so, you can ensure that the horse moves comfortably at all times with correct and well-functioning hooves, and your horse can enjoy these barefoot shoes of the horse world for as long as possible. Flex Boots have created an online course to teach owners how to carry out the maintenance trim, details can be found here: https://www.holistichoofcareforhorseowners.com/
*the above charts also apply to the WIDE fit (e.g. a 110 WIDE/100 has a X-Small Neoprene Gaiter and a Small Back Strap).
The boot shell, TPU gaiter and back strap are made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a material that is often called a hybrid between plastic and rubber. TPU offers the flexibility of rubber, but with the strength and durability of plastic.
Neoprene gaiters are made of 5mm thick neoprene with laminated fabric on both sides.
Rivets are made of steel.
Flex Boots are easy to clean and maintain. Simply rinse off any dirt and hang the boots to dry in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight. Do not store the boots in a closed space such as a box or in your car. Boot shell, TPU gaiter and back straps can be brushed clean and washed with water. Do not use cleaning products. Neoprene gaiter can be rinsed with water or washed in a washing machine in a cold cycle. Air dry only, do not tumble dry.
The amount of grip will change if the surface is wet. Always consider safety for horse and rider regarding wet/dry surfaces.