Our TB was raw at the top from her previous bell boots. Debated a fleece top, but decided against for cleaning purposes. These are nice boots. Soft at the top with no ridges like some of the others. Rubber is strong and they do come in several colors! I got a Lrg to fit my 16.2 TB, little big but they hang nicely. Haven't had a shoe sprung since I started using them. I would give them 5*s but the velcro tears really easy. Getting out the thimble...haha.