Written by EasyCare Product Specialist, Jordan Anderson
The EasyShoe Versa Grip Octo is the alternative option to the Versa Grip Light and 11 Finger Tabs. Although the Versa Grip Light and 11 Finger Tabs allow for more modification and customization, the Versa Grip Octo is a great set and go design.
The Super Glue application opens the door to more people feeling confident to transitioning into a glue-on shoe. With more people interesting in dabbling in composite glue-on shoes, there are many questions that arise when first starting out.
Commonly Ask Questions:
Q: Do I have to get a front pattern for a front foot and a hind pattern for the hind feet?
A: No, whether you need a front or hind design is based on that specific hoof’s shape. Most horses only need the front pattern, even on the hind feet. However, it is not uncommon to nee a hind pattern (a longer length) on a front foot. They are just named to differentiate their shape.
Q: How accurate does the fit need to be?
A: It is very important for the width to be as snug as possible so that the tabs have a secure connection along the hoof wall. Don’t size up for this shoe, it is better to be snug. (A nail on shoe would be sized a little bit differently because you want the nail holes to line up with the nailing area and not hit the white line.)
Q: My horse’s hoof is really round. What do I do about the extra length?
Q: What items do I need to get started with this glue process?
Q: What accessories can be used with this shoe?
Q: Can this shoe be reset?
Q: How long does the tread last?
Q: Do these shoes come in different colors?
A: The Octo comes in a clear plastic from the manufacturer, but many of our creative customers have found that the material can be dyed. We have several blogs and videos that show how to customize your shoes!
Q: What can I use this shoe for?
A: The Versa Grip Octo is made of flexible urethane that allows the hoof to flex naturally with each footfall. The Octo excels in all disciplines including dressage, show jumping, endurance, trail riding, barrel racing, western pleasure, and more. The Octo has also been successful for hoof rehabilitation and therapy.