These boots were made for walking. My walking companion Norris is an old fella now, and having walked thousands of miles with me over the years has developed arthritis in his paws, particularly his front ones. So, it's orthopaedic boots for him. He's still a bit unsure and still has the occasional trip, though he's stopped walking like a dressage pony and certainly finds gravelly surfaces easier. Looks quite dapper too. I may well get a back pair, then he'll have 'four paw drive' for those difficult off road walks.