Hoof Bootique Hoof Boot (Closed Cell) Pads (1 pair)

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The Hoof Bootique Hoof Boot (Closed Cell) Pads can be used in all makes and models of Hoof Boots.

These pads are designed to increase comfort and provide support so that all horses, sound or unsound, are encouraged to move correctly, whilst also reducing concussion and providing shock absorption. You can use them in hoof boots to help transition a horse from shod to barefoot, or as an aid in the treatment of laminitis, navicular and other hoof ailments. They can also be used to improve the fit of a hoof boot.

Our 6mm & 12mm Hoof Bootique Hoof Boot Pads are made from a resilient and flexible closed-cell foam. This makes them extremely durable and able to handle repeated shocks and impacts. We sell two types of firmness...

Black (Soft/Medium) 178x178x12mm - These pads are designed to withstand a density/weight of 70kg/m³. The foam of these pads is also cross-linked, which relates to a more interconnected cell structure, which makes them tougher and more durable. We recommend only using the 6mm pads on small ponies and using the thicker 12mm pads on larger ponies and horses. 

White (Medium) 178x178x12mm - These pads are not cross-linked, but they can withstand a density/weight of 105kg/m³ (similar to 7lb EPS/Sole Mates pads).

These pads will need cutting to size.

Please note: If metal shoes have recently been removed and nail holes are still growing out, the 5mm (or 6mm) pads may not be hardwearing enough and it would be better to choose the 10mm (or 12mm) pad option.


If you are replacing a pad which still had a good shape you can use this as a template to draw around onto the new pad. Alternatively you can make your own template following these steps...

  1. Take some tin foil about twice the length of your boot.
  2. Fold the foil in half.
  3. Place the foil inside your boot and scrunch down the edges of the foil up against the inside of the boot around the sole.
  4. Carefully remove the foil and place onto your new pad and trace around the edges.
  5. Cut as normal keeping to the inside of your traced line. As the pads are quite thick and dense, until you are used to cutting through the material, it may be best to cut the pads a little large. You can always rasp or trim off any excess once you have tried it in your boot. 

Below you can find a very useful video by Hoof Geek explaining how to Fit EPS Pads...

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent for tender soles

    Published by Charlotte Marshall on 5th Nov 2021

    The Hoof Bootique recommended these pads for my 30 year old TB, who has always had tender soles, but now also has Cushings, so his feet are even more tender. They have been brilliant and given him excellent support and padding. The pads are really easy to cut and fit (thanks to the brilliant advice on the web site) and my horse moves very freely with them inserted into his boots. The pads soon moulded to his soles and lasted for about a week (of turnout and riding every other day) before I needed to replace them. I am really pleased with them and would thoroughly recommend them.

  • 5
    Hoof Bootique closed cell boot pads

    Published by Helena Nelson-Smith on 23rd Aug 2021

    These pads have been very helpful in rehabilitating my horse from laminitis. They are firm and thick at first but quickly mould to the shape of the sole, offering excellent support to the foot. I found them easy to cut to shape, and there is excellent advice on measuring the right shape for the boot on the HoofBootique site. The service I received from HoofBootique has been exceptional. The team took a lot of time and effort to discuss my requirements and advise me on the right boots, pads, size and fit to buy. Their advice was spot on and I am very happy with the result. Will definitely use this shop again and would recommend to anyone.

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