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Available in size 110, 120, 130, 140
FlexPad EVA is a soft pad that will mold into the sole of the horses hoof and to the insole of the Flex boot. Pad will stay’s n, it will give stimulation to the sole, frog and back of the foot and strengthens the hoof in every step of the way. Your horse will feel even more comfortable with these pads on!
PRE-CUT TO THE RIGHT SIZE! Thickness 5,5 mm.
Choose FlexPad EVA if:
- you need more fit to the boot
- horses sole and or frog needs more stimulation for strength
- horse needs extra protection on hard rocky terrain
- when rehabilitating founder, abscess, wld, thin sole etc. Flex boots with pads are a great way to strengthen thin sole!
Notice the form of the hoof and the form of the insole of the boot on the pad.
FlexPad EVA has been tested by our team. Pads are performing well, if the hooves are taking care of weekly. Same principals as with the boot: no sharp edges, the weight bearing areas are hoof wall, sole next to it and break over is following anatomy.
If the horse twists the leg with gait, then the pad will wear off sooner.
So if your horse has a good trim and balanced movement, these pads will last a long time. If there is some issues with the horse at the moment, then you may want to choose FlexPad Kevlar.
Because the material of the pad is soft so it has the capability to mold in to the boot and foot, and the horses hoof wall is hard, where the pressure is very hard, usually in the heel area, hard material against the soft will cause the soft material to brake at some point.
With some horses, the pads have worn out faster than with others. The more twist on the leg, the sooner the pad will brake off. Usually, the pad will brake under the hoof wall first, and the longer the wall, the more pressure it has. We advice you to trim the hooves so that the hoof wall does not carry all the weight, it should be shared with the sole and the frog.
But if the pad breaks off from the hoof wall area, it is still totally usable, so please do continue to use the pads until they don’t stay in place anymore. Then you can throw it to the energy waste.
The purpose of FlexPad EVA is specifically to provide support for the bottom of the foot and to fill all the empty areas between the bottom of the boots and the bottom of the hoof. It does that perfectly.
Again, Flex boots and pads will make us take good care of the hooves!
The area underneath the hoof wall will break fastest, but no support under the wall is needed. Because FlexPad EVA is shaped according to the sole of the hoof and the sole of the shoe (which are not present in any other boots), it will remain in place even if there is a hole or two at the wall area.
Here is the pictures of the use f the pads from our dealer Epona Balance.
One pad got hole on it after 35 km from one corner that horse tends to bear more weight on, but they kept using the pads until they had + 200 km.
+200 km and after this they replaced the pads with new ones.
With FlexPad EVA, you can also discover how the weight is distributed on the hoof!
See the form of the hoof and form of the insole of the boot on the pad.
FlexPad have been tested by our endurance team. Pads are performing well. By this time they have way over 200 km behind and they do what they supposed to do. FlexPad supports the sole and back of the foot, offers a good stimulation with every step.
Because the material is soft and the horse’s hoof wall is tough, where the pressure is very hard, usually in heel area, the tough material against the soft will cause the soft material to brake in some point. We don’t see it as a problem because that will not give you the reason to throw away the product.
Because the material is soft, it is not expected to last long periods of time with out having holes in it (not the same as usable) as well as for example TPU does.
We chose EVA material because it has a characteristic and softness and comfort that supports sole and back of the foot.
If you want to have some benefits, you need to cope with others. It is the same way with everything. But, the fact that pad has a hole in it does not mean that it is unusable.
The purpose of FlexPad is specifically to provide support for the bottom of the foot and to fill all the empty areas between the bottom of the boots and the bottom of the hoof. It does that.
The fact that the FlexPad has a hole in it at some point does not interfere with use as long as the insole carries out its task = stays in place and gives support to the hoof.
If the hoof has sharp corners or if there is little sand, for example, it will rub the FlexPad very quickly, precisely where the greatest pressure is.
The area underneath the wall will break fastest, but no support under the wall is needed. Because FlexPad is shaped into the bottom of the sole of the hoof and the bottom holes of the insole of the boot, (which are not present in any other boots), it will remain in place even if there is a hole or two at the wall area.
We compared the durability of the other soft pads in the market and the durability is the same. This is indeed the only downside of the soft product.
I myself do not remove FlexPad from the FlexHorse boots, just brush them inside the boots after they have dried.