The athleisure trend is officially unstoppable. It’s so strong, in fact, that it’s crossed over to a whole different species. Now, thanks to Walkee Paws, your canine companions can trot alongside you in equally fashion-forward leggings.
The idea of leggings for dogs may seem ridiculous at first, but these are totally practical for your pooch. And no, the main purpose is not for slimming and perfecting their rear ends. Though looking cute is a welcome side effect.
For starters, the Walkee Paws leggings feature rubber-soled booties to protect dogs’ feet from harsh winter conditions and chemicals. The waterproof booties protect paw pads from hot pavement, lawn chemicals, pesticides, allergens, ticks, salt and more.
But they don’t stop there. Because the booties are connected to leggings and secured behind the dog’s back, they stay on through walks in the neighborhood and runs in the park.
At the same time, the stretchy leggings keep your dog’s legs free of dirt and germs without restricting their movement. As a result, they won’t track everything from the sidewalk back into your home or require a bath after every walk. When you bring them back inside, you can swap out the leggings for a dog onesie to keep shedding at bay, too.
Walkee Paws are the brainchild of Lisa Baronoff, a New York City dog owner and entrepreneur. She relied on her experience in marketing toys and pantyhose to develop her smart solution. In fact, her first prototype included a pair of pantyhose tied over her cocker spaniel’s back. She refined the concept through plenty of trial and error until she and her development team ultimately created the Walkee Paws available today.
The leggings come in three sizes (small, medium and large) and four fun patterns to perfectly match your pooch and your style. The leggings range in price from $19.99 to $29.99. Thanks to the four-way stretch fabric and a patent-pending tightening tool, your pup will barely notice them. However, you will notice clean paws and a cleaner floor after every walk.
Says Baronoff, “Keep your dog and home clean inside, and leave the dirt outside!”