Dishing out the Dirt

Dirty Girl Gaiters are primarily used with trail running shoes and low to mid ankle hiking shoes. They are ultralight, weighing less than 2 ounces per pair (size Large is 1.5 ounces) and ride about 1.5 inches above the ankle bone.

This four way stretch spandex gaiter attaches to the front lace (or vibram loop) with a hook and to the back of the heel with a Velcro patch and a self-adhesive velcro strip. There is no strap that runs underneath the shoe.

The fabric is very durable, but it will tear if snagged on a sharp object or scraped against a briar or rock. If you knock your ankles together with your stride, you will wear holes in them. Please read below, for our WARRANTY POLICY

They are not waterproof; they are very breathable and dry quickly.

Your order includes one pair of gaiters and enough sticky-back (self-adhesive) velcro (hook side only) for four applications. If you run out, you can find sticky-back velcro at hardware and home improvement stores, office supply stores, sewing/fabric stores, and retail stores like Target and Walmart. It's usually kept with sewing notions or with products like duct tape. Or you can purchase it here for $4 per yard (hook side only).

Please select your gaiter size based FIRST on the shoe size you will be wearing with your Dirty Girls. The gaiter size will give a standard range of ankle circumferences that will comfortably fit in that gaiter template.


You can wear them with barefoot or minimalist footwear!

If you plan to wear these with Vibrams or minimalist type shoes, please consider ordering a size down. Dirty Girl Gaiters are sized to be worn with running shoes. Since Barefoot shoes conform more tightly around the feet, a smaller size is usually a better fit.

You do not need a Paypal account to make credit card purchases. You can pay with a credit card or Paypal account.

You will automatically receive an email confirmation for your order. If you do not receive such an email, please check your spam folder. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether your order was fully processed.

We will also send you an email with your tracking number when your order ships.

Your confidential information is automatically encrypted in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the payment site, our server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.

Your financial information is private. When you pay, we never see your credit card or bank account numbers.

The charge on your credit card will be to "dirtygaiter"--what you tell your significant other, your insignificant other, or your accountant is your dirty little problem. You have been warned.

WE SHIP EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE US POSTAL SERVICE. Please make sure your shipping address conforms with USPS guidelines for delivery.

FIRST CLASS USPS SHIPPING: (USPS first class shipping, AKA "snail mail") is $3 for one pair, $4 for two pairs, and you can expect delivery within a week, sometimes faster.

Orders for $60 or more receive FREE SNAIL MAIL, USPS FIRST CLASS, SHIPPING.

USPS PRIORITY 3-DAY MAIL: $6* Flat rate Priority 3-DAY Mail envelopes will hold up to 8 pairs and you can expect delivery within 3 days.

USPS PRIORITY EXPRESS 2-DAY MAIL: $20* USPS guarantees PRIORITY EXPRESS 2-DAY Mail delivery to certain locations within 2 days. The PRIORITY EXPRESS 2-DAY Mail flat rate envelopes are slightly smaller than Priority 3- DAY Flat Rate Envelopes and hold about 6-7 pairs.

You must place your order before 11am MST (Arizona) Monday thru Friday, in order to guarantee PRIORITY EXPRESS 2-DAY MAIL delivery commitments.

* Please do not assume that all USPS PRIORITY EXPRESS 2-DAY Mail will be delivered in two days. Certain areas are more remote and USPS will so advise: Please consult USPS at CALCULATE A PRICE to estimate shipping times from our Arizona cave at zip 85614 to your destination zip code.

Please do not ask us whether your package will arrive on time. You can consult the USPS website for their estimations. We cannot guarantee what USPS will do after it leaves our dirty little hands.

Priority 3-day and Priority Express 2-Day Mail orders placed before 11am MST Monday thru Friday go out the same day .
Priority 3Day and Priority Express 2-day orders placed on Friday afternoons, weekends, our holiday closure dates (see below) or USPS closure dates will go out by the next USPS business weekday.

First Class orders will be processed as quickly as possible thereafter, usually within two business days.

HOLIDAYS The Empire of Dirt is closed on Friday afternoons, weekends, USPS closure dates, and the following Holiday schedule:

Closed Wednesday December 31 at noon and opening on January 2, 2015 to resume shipping.

Other Holiday closure dates will be updated during the calendar year.


Every shipment will receive a tracking number and emailed to you when we ship. This number will tell you that the goddesses dutifully processed your order and took it to the Post Office for it's journey to your dirty little hands. More importantly, this number will tell you when the Dirty Girls were "delivered."

If you believe the Tracking Details about the delivery confirmation are in error, please check with your local post office, your local carrier, your neighbors (who think you are buying pornography), your housemates (who think you are buying pornography).

Other than providing you the tracking number and the "delivery confirmation" information associated with your order from the USPS website, we are unable to investigate the whereabouts of your Dirty Girls or your other missing pornography.

Please carefully check your shipping address for typos and missing apartment or suite numbers. Incorrect or incomplete addresses will cause a problem with delivery and may result in your order being sent back to me as undeliverable. Orders received back to me as undeliverable will be processed as a return, minus the original and return shipping charges.

We regret that we no longer sell internationally from this site. Please consult our "About Us" page for International retailers.

Returns and exchanges must be made within 60 days of purchase. Please contact us at to return your unused, unworn, unwashed, undirty, un-stinky Dirty Girls. Your return must include the original packaging and instructions, entire length of the original velcro tape, and be in the original saleable condition. You will need to send it back to us prepaid (no CODs allowed), and get tracking information for your package since you are responsible for it until we receive the goods.

There is a 15% restocking fee on all returns, that will be deducted from your refunded amount.

Original shipping costs are not refundable.

Returns are credited to the original payment method. In the event that a return is received after the 60 day period, a store credit wil be emailed to you, for use on a future on-line purchase.

Under no circumstances will the goddesses accept returns on soiled, filthy, scummy, stinky, worn product. That is not nice! Even if your return qualifies for a warranty replacement, (see below) you must return clean washed gaiters.

Please contact us for return authorization.

Our low tech computers, accounting and inventory systems force us to treat exchanges like returns and new orders. Exchanges must also be completed within 60 days of your order. If you are seeking an exchange, simply create a new order and follow the return instructions as described above. Keep in mind that you will be charged for both items until the unworn, unwashed, un-dirty Dirty Girl is returned to us in its original saleable condition; upon receipt, we will then process the refund.


If you are not happy with your Dirty Girls or have any dirty thoughts about your purchase, please contact us and we will do our best to make it right.

The goddesses proudly warranty Dirty Girl Gaiters to be free from manufacturing defects. This warranty does not cover fabric failure due to durability issues, damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of the materials over extended time and use.

Repeated friction and rubbing against parts of your shoe will wear holes in the fabric. These holes are considered normal wear and tear.

Damages caused by rips or tears in the fabric are considered normal wear and tear.

If you expect to be trekking through overgrown vegetation, bushwacking, or coming into contact with sharp objects, please do not purchase them or return them upon receipt in accordance with our return policy.

Please contact us for warranty return authorization.

If your return qualifies for a warranty replacement, you must return clean washed gaiters. Under no circumstances will the goddesses accept returns on soiled, filthy, scummy, stinky, worn product. That is not nice!

Additionally, if the Dirty Girls are too SeXy for your comfort level, and cause too much attention, frenzy, or commotion on the trails, we cannot be liable for the consequences. You have been warned.

You can prolong the life of your Dirty Girls by using a lingerie bag when you throw them in the washer. Air drying is also recommended. These steps will also keep the hooks from getting caught in the washer or dryer.

Purchasing a lingerie bag also provides a dirty conversation opportunity for the Dirty Dudes when they go to their local department store.

I have filled all of my sponsorships through 2018.

Please contact me if your store is interested in a retail opportunity.

Dirty Girl Gaiters are made in the USA by goddesses. They are available on-line and at select retail outlets.

I obtain my fabrics pre-printed from various sources. I do not have a supplier who can custom print fabrics.

Yes, I am the girl that fell into the river at the Vermont 100 2005, around mile 7....but I still finished!

I am very good at sportfishing.