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Gel Orthotic Boots

Soft-Ride's patented and interchangeable Gel Orthotics are the heart of the Soft-Ride gel boots system. Our Gel Orthotics conform to and support the sole of the hoof and the hoof wall on shod and unshod feet, providing unparalleled comfort for your horse. Soft-Ride equine gel boots in sizes 2 through 7 include a pair of our standard, turquoise orthotics; size 8 through 10 boots include a pair of purple orthotics. Replacement or specialty orthotics are available and can be purchased in pairs.

Comfort Boots

Soft-Ride Comfort Boots are sold in pairs and include a pair of our patented Gel Orthotics. We offer 18 different sizes of boots, while orthotics are available in 18 sizes and six different densities. If your horse has a narrow hoof, narrow boots are available as a specialty product and can be purchased over the phone.


Prices vary by size.

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Sizing Instructions

We recommend these guidelines when measuring your horse and using Soft-Ride boots:

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    Place the hoof squarely on a sturdy piece of paper or cardboard (such as a manila folder).

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    It's important to keep your horses hooves trimmed. This will help ensure continued proper fitment and help prevent damage to the boot. 

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Measure each hoof to check for discrepancies in hoof size. You may find it necessary to order a different size boot for each foot.

  4. Step 4

    Step 4

    Hold the gel orthotic up to the bottom of the hoof. The gel should overlap the hoof by up to a quarter inch on all sides. This allows for some growth before the hoof is trimmed again. If the foot overlaps the Gel Orthotic in length or width, then the boot is too small.

Sizing Chart

Size Width Length
2 6 3/4" / 171mm 6 1/2" / 164mm
2 Narrow* 5 3/4" / 146mm 6 3/8" / 162mm
3 Long Narrow* 5 3/4" / 146mm 6 3/4" / 171mm
3 6 3/8" / 162mm 6" / 152mm
3 Narrow* 5 1/4" / 133mm 6" / 152mm
4 5 3/4" / 146mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
4 Narrow 5 1/4" / 133mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
5 Long 5 3/4" / 146mm 5 3/4" / 146mm
5 Long Narrow* 4 3/4" / 121mm 5 3/4" / 146mm
5 5 3/4" / 146mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
5 Narrow 5" / 127mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
Size Width Length
6 Long 5 1/2" / 140mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
6 Long Narrow 4 3/4" / 121mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
6 5 1/8" / 131mm 4 1/2" / 114mm
6 Narrow 4 1/8" / 105mm 4 3/4" / 121mm
7 Long 4 3/4" / 121mm 5" / 127mm
7 Long Narrow* 4 3/8" / 111mm 5" / 127mm
7 4 1/2" / 114mm 4 1/4" / 109mm
7 Narrow 4" / 102mm 4" / 102mm
8 3 3/4" / 96mm 3 3/4" / 96mm
9 3 1/4" / 83mm 3 1/4" / 83mm
10 2 3/4" / 70mm 2 1/2" / 64mm
Orthotic Size #2 #3 #4 #5L #6L #6 #7L 7L
Victory Elite 4 3 1.5 2 1 0 00 000
Kerkheart Steel Shoes 4 3 1.5 2 1 0 00 000
Racing Plates n/a n/a 8 9 7 5 4 n/a

*Soft-Ride has added long and long narrow sized orthodontics. Narrow orthodontics accommodate ill shaped hoofs. When reordering, specify the orthodontic size.

For a narrower hoof needing an othotic with less width; narrow size orthotics are available as standard in size #2 Narrow, #3 Narrow, #5 Narrow, #5 Long Narrow, #6 Long Narrow, #7 Long Narrow, and #7 Narrow. Specialty pairs of orthotics can be purchased additionally in these narrow sizes.