I tried wrapping athletic tape around her hoof before putting on the boots. It worked on one foot, but not the other. So, maybe I need to put another wrap on the other foot. I will try this again. I'm still ticked that I have to fiddle so much though.
Legend -- Yes you can buy replacement parts for the gloves. Every single piece can be ordered separately. Also, if your gloves are just softening up now from you, but were fine before I think the powerstraps might work for you. They are very easy to put on. The cushioning supposedly can help the boots stay on -- they can act as a shim, but there intended purpose is more therapeutic for a more comfy fit. After I got the cushioning, I thought about it and never did get around to putting any in. I might yet, but I'm not just sure how to do it, really.
I too thought that the renegades were a lot of money. That was before I put out over $300 on gloves and can't get any of it back. Hence my stubbornness to get these dang things to stay on.
Wild spot - I was certain that they fit, but now I'm not. After experimenting I have determined two things that I was not told from Easycare nor the store I bought them from: 1. Joe is right, if you don't need a mallet to put them on, they won't stay. And 2. If the notch at the front top doesn't expand significantly when the boot is put on, then they don't fit. I also spoke with both the store and with Easycare to ensure I was getting the right size for my horse. I guess they were wrong -- I think that the gloves are not the right boot for my horse.
Joe -- I won't do shoes unless there is an extreme circumstance for them. I don't like how they work, I don't have a reliable or good farrier up here and most of the time my horse is 100% being barefoot. Only after a good period of rain her feet get soft and then she doesn't like loose rocks and gravel roads. That was where the easyboot gloves were supposed to come in.
Now I will either make the dang things work, or try to sell them so I have enough money to buy renegades. <sigh> what a waste of time and money. I have noooo patience with this stuff. I hate shopping of ANY kind; this expedition has only reinforced why.