Flip Flop: Frequently Asked Questions

EasyCare is excited to announce the launch of the newest product addition to the family. Welcome, Easyboot Flip Flop. We've compiled a list of our most common questions pertaining to this hoof protection device. Don't miss the application video where you can watch every step of the glue-on process. The ease of installation of the Flip Flop and it's versatility are guaranteed to make it a hit in the hoof care world.

Q: How long can the Flip Flop be left on?

A: The Flip Flop can be left on for the entire trim cycle.

Q: Is the Flip Flop sold in pairs?

A: No, the Flip Flop is sold individually.

Q: Is there a Fit Kit for the Flip Flop?

A: Yes, there is a Fit Kit available for the Flip Flop.

Q: Do I need a length measurement?

A: No, to adjust the length, the Flip Flop may need to be trimmed down using nippers or a table saw.

Q: Is the sizing the same as the Glove and Glue on?

A: The width measurements will be the same, the length is cut to fit.

Q: Can the Flip Flop be heat fitted?

A: Yes, the Flip Flop can be heat fitted the same way the Glue-On or Glove is heat fitted.

Q: Can pour in packing be used with the Flip Flop?

A: Yes, pour in packings can be used with the Flip Flop.  We recommend Vettec Equipak Soft, Glue-U Shufill Silicone or dental impression material.

Q: Which adhesive can be used when applying the Flip Flop?

A: We recommend using Vettec Adhere. EasyShoe Bond Fast Set and Slow Set may also be used.

Q: Is the Flip Flop compatible with the Click Therapy System?

A: Yes, the Flip Flop is compatible with the EasyCare Therapy Click System.

Q: Can the hoof prep be done with the hoof on the ground?

A: Yes, since the Flip Flop’s only gluing surface is on the dorsal vertical wall the horse can be standing flat if needed to keep a horse comfortable.  

Q: Why is the junction at cuff and the base so thick?

A: Since the back portion of the base has so much movement this thicker area insures the base will not separate from the cuff. Do not modify this with a hoof buffer or rasp this could cause the Flip Flop to fail.

Q: Is the Flip Flop a shoe or a boot?

A: Both: it has the benefits of a boot but can be left on the same duration as a shoe.

Q: What is the difference between the EasyBoot Glue-On and the Flip Flop?

A: The Glue-On is only intended to stay on a maximum of 10 days where the Flip Flop may be left on for the entire trim cycle. The Flip Flop offers much more ventilation to the hoof and less chance of moisture retention.  

Q: What is the difference between EasyShoes and the Flip Flop?

A: The Flip Flop is much easier to apply than the EasyShoes, also the Flip Flop is compatible with the Therapy Click System, whereas the EasyShoes are not. 

Q: Do I have to worry about rocks or small debris getting lodged between the base of the Flip Flop and the hoof?

A: No, during testing there were no complications with anything getting lodged. We recommend checking after each ride. Adding a pour-in pad will insure nothing can become lodged in the front portion of the Flip Flop.  The flexibility in the rear part of the Flip Flop prevents anything from getting stuck in the back half of the foot.

Q: Can the Flip Flop be reset?

A: No, we do not recommend resetting the Flip Flop.

Q: How do I remove the Flip Flop?

A: To remove the Flip Flop, you will need to pull the base away from the hoof then cut the junction of the cuff and base, removing the entire base off of the cuff. Then, use pull-offs to carefully remove the cuff from the hoof wall. 

Watch Garrett Ford install the Flip Flop in our application video below. Remember, hoof preparation is critical. 

You can view the product details hereEasyCare is excited to share the Flip Flop with you. Visit our website or call to order at (800) 447-8836. Have more questions? Please feel free to contact one of our Customer Service Representatives for additional assistance.


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