The Easyboot Sneaker is a pleasure riding boot with many unique features. Its closure and strap system allow for a secure fit to ensure the boot doesn’t come off or twist. The rubber sole allows for natural hoof flexion and extra traction in slippery conditions. With both a regular and narrow sizing chart, this style should fit a range of hoof shapes.
The Easyboot Sneaker is a light riding boot intended for 25 miles per week or less. This boot is great over rocky terrain and slippery ground. It is durable enough that it can work well for turn out, as well as for therapeutic purposes.
If you have decided that this is the best boot style for your horse and your situation, we’d like to share some tips and tricks to help you have a successful experience with the Easyboot Sneaker.
We have found that the sizing chart represents a snug fit. When in doubt, size up. If you are worried about going up a full size, then try the next size up in the other sizing chart.
For example, if the hoof measurements are at the top end of a 1 Regular, but you want a little bit of wiggle room, size up to a 2 Narrow. This will add 10 mm to the length of the boot, while keeping the same width. By switching back and forth between the two size charts, you can sort of go up or down half a size. This is reflected in the chart below.
When you are applying the boot, try folding the tabs back and hooking them together to keep them out of the way to simplify the application process.
The Easyboot Sneaker is not a great candidate for added padding. This boot is designed to have more flexibility and allow for movement and natural flexion of the hoof because of its rubber sole. It is also a snug boot, unless you size up.
However, it is possible to add the 6mm Comfort Pads to the boot. Just keep in mind that it can affect the fit. It will also reduce the flexibility of the sole, which is one of the great features of this boot.
One circumstance that may really benefit from padding, though, is if you have a Mini or a pony that could benefit from the Easyboot Cloud, but the smallest Easyboot Cloud is still too big. This would be the perfect time to consider trying the smallest size in the Sneaker and adding Comfort Pads to take up any excess space. The Sneaker could be a great solution for a sore Mini horse.
The Easyboot Sneaker can be a good option for turn out. The internal strapping mechanism creates a “lock-in-place” feature that grips from front to back to prevent twisting. It has strong hook and loop closures, as well as an added snug strap for extra security. This full-coverage boot is unlikely to get stepped on and pulled off, and it won’t twist or turn.
Since it is a full-coverage boot, we still recommend making sure your horse is only wearing the Sneaker for part of the day so that the hoof is able to get some air and still the boot doesn’t get excess moisture trapped in it for long periods of time. Our general rule of thumb for our boots is no more than 12 hours on, and at least 12 hours off.
If you are concerned about rubbing or irritation, just add a sock over the hoof before putting the boot on. There are a variety of good equine sock options out there, or you can always try an old tube sock from your laundry basket.
In a few rare cases, we have seen the outer pull strap experience enough friction that the strap frays where it goes into the side of the boot. If these boots are too bulky for your horse and cause interference, they may not be the best option. If you are worried about this possibility and want to take an extra precaution, you can put electrical tape or gorilla tape around the strap right where it comes out of the boot to help reduce the risk of friction and fraying.
One other factor to consider is that loose footing or debris can get into this boot from the top. Some customers who want to use these boots in an arena, for example, will put a sock over the top of their boots, similar to a leg warmer, to cover the gap and prevent this from being an issue.