Rain boots are actually one Special subcategory of shoe boots and belong to the so-called unisex shoes. They are available in all common sizes and colors. In addition to women’s and men’s shoes, copies for children are also offered. The rain boots are made of water-repellent or waterproof 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 work shoes to fashionable shoes
The idea of making shoes water-repellent or waterproof through impregnation or other treatment is very old and widespread in South America already by the regional indigenous population implemented. In comparison, this approach is still relatively new in Germany and Europe. 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 up to one a year Further refinement of the material developed by Charles Goodyear in 1840This resulted in permanent elasticity and also prevented sticking at higher temperatures. As a result, rain boots and rain boots have become increasingly popular. The rain boots were mainly worn by farmers and hunters as work shoes, but soldiers could also be fitted with water-resistant boots.
From the mid 1920s More and more production facilities were created for rain boots, which remained a popular work shoe into the 1980s. They are also the shoe of choice for leisure activities in rain or snow. The rain boots lost their popularity for a short time due to the advent of other water-repellent synthetic fibers, but since 2005 at the latest, they have been one of the hottest fashion accessories of all time.