My problems have been blown pads. I'm not sure it would help there. They seem to come back stronger after they had been blown.
I've seen plenty of dogs with blown pads that were kept in concrete runs and roaded them on gravel roads. Never in all my years did I have a dog slip a pad. We kept ours on screenings from the gravel pits since I was a boy. Always had a pile close to the kennels to refill over time. Built a concrete boundary and filled the bottom with screenings soak it in with water and pack it down. Dries like concrete but is rough on top. More work cleaning kennels but the dogs had tough feet. A short square shovel and a hoe cut off to about 2' long made quick work of it. Another plus was they liked digging in the screenings which kept their nails short. Tight feet really are the ones too have. But old Sam was a loose splay footed dog I had in 1992. He'd run thru burrs and get them out on his own. I try not to help them get the burrs out. They learn to do it on their own most of the time. Now these cockers I got now... they are sticker and cuckle burr magnets.