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Barking Dog Shoes Holiday Gift Guide : Cozy Picks for Finicky Feet

Need help with holiday gift ideas?   We happily present this year’s foot-friendly holiday gift guide.  No matter who you’re shopping for, remember – everyone likes it when their feet feel good!  From fun socks to warm, supportive insoles, there’s sure to be something everyone on your list will love. You can get your giving list checked off in no time, then put your own feet up and relax. Happy shopping!

Acorn Forest Mule Slipper. Photo Credit: Coldwater Creek

Owls, squirrels and racoons, oh my! Bring the woods indoors with a pair of Acorn’s “Forest” mule slippers. Perfect for the nature-lover on your list, this Acorn slipper features a boiled wool upper, soft berber fleece lining and a memory foam-cushioned insole. Runs small, order accordingly. Available for $54.95 from Zappos, $54.95 from Nordstrom, $34-62 from Amazon,

Vionic Cozy Juniper Slipper. Photo Credit: Vionic Shoes Canada

Give the gift of arch support in slipper form. The Vionic Cozy Juniper’s orthotic footbed with enhanced arch support and deep heel cup relieve discomfort from plantar fasciitis, arthritis and over-pronation. The cozy faux-fur lining keeps toes toasty warm. We love the festive plaid uppers, but the Cozy Juniper also comes in solids. Available in whole and half sizes 5-10, 11 for $79.95 from Zappos, $49-79 from Amazon, $79.95 from Nordstrom, and $49.99 from

Smartwool Short Boot Slouch Socks

For the functional fashionista, we suggest textured socks that gather effortlessly above ankle boots for the perfect slouch look. Smartwool’s merino wool blend is itch-free, breathable and temperature regulating. Find a pair of Smartwool slouch socks for $22.95 from (get a cool Yeti travel mug with purchase of $125). Also available from Amazon, Zappos, and Shoemall.

Joules Accessories

Joules is a British company known for their colorfully-patterned rain boots, but we’re quite fond of their adorable dog-themed accessories: pajama tops, bamboo socks, and plush slippers and slipper socks.

Powerstep Wool Insoles

Journey by Powerstep Wool Insoles

Perfect for the runner, hiker or loved one with perennially cold feet. Journey insoles by Powerstep feature an insulating wool fabric atop a semi-rigid arch support with deep heel cup. Available for $22-45 from Amazon, and $42 from Zappos.

Still looking for the perfect thing for your achy-footed friend or family member? Check out our gift guide from last year! All items are still available and some discounted.






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3 Responses to Barking Dog Shoes Holiday Gift Guide : Cozy Picks for Finicky Feet

  1. Lori. Aiken says:

    I am need a women’s dress boot short in black preferably zipper. Thanks lori

  2. Jolene Ejmont says:

    I really love the look of those wool insole inserts! Could be really handy to add some extra support.


  3. Maggie says:

    Asked Santa for The Vionic Cozy Juniper for Christmas. He delivered and, boy oh boy, this gal with severe bunions has never been more comfy. Viva Barking Digs and viva Santa!

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