Rain boots are actually one Dedicated sub-category of shoe boots and count among the so-called unisex shoes. They are available in all common sizes and colors and, in addition to women’s and men’s shoes, copies for children are also offered. The rain boots are made of water-repellent or water-impermeable material that reliably protects the feet from weather and moisture even in bad weather or on damp surfaces.
The development of the rain boot – from working shoes to fashionable footwear
The idea of making shoes water-repellent or waterproof by impregnating or otherwise treating them is very old and widespread in South America already from the regional indigenous population implemented. In Germany and Europe, this approach is still relatively new in comparison. The then common material rubber, which also gave the rain boots their other name rubber boots, got stuck in the heat and became brittle in the cold.
Only until one a year Further refinement of the material developed by Charles Goodyear in 1840This led to permanent elasticity and also prevented sticking at higher temperatures. As a result, rain boots and rain boots became increasingly popular. The rain boots were mainly worn as work shoes by farmers and hunters, but soldiers could also be equipped with the water-repellent boots.
From the mid-1920s More and more production facilities were created for rain boots, which remained a popular work shoe until the 1980s. They are also the shoe of choice for leisure activities in rain or snow. Due to the advent of other water-repellent synthetic fibers, the rain boots lost their popularity for a short time, but since 2005 at the latest they have been one of the hottest fashion accessories of all time.