Flex Boot (Single Boot)

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Hiring Boots - Terms & Conditions

All boots come with a neoprene gaiter fitted in your chosen colour.

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 8 sizes! These are the FlexPony, in sizes 80, 90 and 100, and FlexHorse in sizes 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150.

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
  • Lightweight
  • 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.

10 Reviews

  • 5
    Flex hoof boots

    Published by Margaret Portus on 15th Jun 2021

    Gem loves her new Flex boots. They are soft yet robust With a great grip both on the roads and off. They are quick and easy to put on and off, and with no velcro parts, wash up like new. With their close fit, following the shape of the foot and without any sticky-out bits they are barely noticeable. Gem steps out confidently in them and was happy to cross rocks and boggy ground up on Dartmoor. Highly recommended.

  • 4
    Flex Boots

    Published by Jean Peck on 12th Jun 2021

    I have a recovering older Arab from laminitis...having to sedate him each time for his remedial shoes my farrier suggested trying boots as an interim and recommended Hoof Bootique. Liz has been so helpful and I decided after seeing friends Cavallo boots to go with the Flex boots as they are extremely lightweight and simple to fit! I ordered the next size up back straps as found my arthritic hands needed more strap to pull round....perfect...my horse loves them...he trots out beautifully and does not seem to even notice they are on...if they last a year of light hacking and mainly walking on roads I will be very pleased....highly recommend...the girls are all very accommodating.

  • 5
    Flex boots

    Published by Jane Howard on 9th Jun 2021

    So far so good.
    Easy to put on? Yes
    Easy to adjust? Yes
    Tried out in road, tracks, beach and grass so far so good. Think will invest in another set for my other horse too.

  • 4
    Flex boots

    Published by Nicola Beswick on 9th Jun 2021

    Never used boots before but these are easy to fit and lovely and soft

  • 3
    Great design, poor durability

    Published by Ellen Klaveness on 27th May 2021

    Flex boots are possibly the bet patent I have come across in years, easy to maintain and clean and great to put on and off, but people should be aware that that flexible material is not particularly durable. The durability of the shells is nowhere near what the producer claims, and I can wear out a pair in six months of active use. Fantastic boots for recreational use but do not stand up to rough terrain.

    Hi Ellen, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. If any of our customers use their Flex Boots heavily and find that the shells wear out, then we do offer replacement shells, to avoid having to purchase a whole new boot.
    The Hoof Bootique Team

  • 5
    Flex Boots

    Published by Anita on 25th May 2021

    First pair of hoof boots for my German dressage pony and very impressed. Chose these out of several others in a trial kit as I liked the softer material. Easy to get on and off, they do not move and do not rub. Excellent service from Hoof Bootique all round. Highly recommended.

  • 4
    Flex boots

    Published by Tricia Cable on 9th May 2021

    Working out well for difficult to fit hind boots. Love the soft flexible shell and protective soft gaiters. Still working on fitting to address a little bit of twist in a leg that has a twist action.

  • 5
    Flex boots

    Published by Maggi on 7th May 2021

    Superb boot! The shell is soft enough to allow the hoof to expand through the stride and the breakover is excellent. Very easy to put on and take off, even with slightly arthritic fingers and the mare moves out with confidence and a heel-first landing. I am delighted with these boots having tried a number of others in the past.

  • 5

    Published by Susan tibbs on 8th Apr 2021

    Very impressed with the boots

  • 4
    Flex Boots

    Published by Sharon on 19th Mar 2021

    Super easy to get on and off and lightweight. Had our first outing last night and Bob is delighted!!

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