Rain boots are actually one earmarked subcategory of shoe type boots and are counted among the so-called unisex shoes. They are available in all common sizes and colors and, in addition to the ladies' and men's shoes, also copies for children are offered. The rain boots are boots made of water-repellent or water-impermeable material, which reliably protects the feet from the weather and moisture, even in bad weather or on damp surfaces.
The development of the rain boot – from the worker's shoe to the fashionable footwear
The idea of making footwear water-repellent or waterproof by impregnating or otherwise treating it is already very old and has been in South America already from the regional native population implemented. In Germany and Europe, this approach is still relatively young in comparison. The then common material rubber, which also helped the rain boots to their other name rubber boots, stuck in heat and became brittle in the cold.
Only through one in the year Further refinement of the material developed in 1840 by Charles Goodyearwhich resulted in lasting elasticity and also prevented sticking at higher temperatures, made rain boots and rain booties more and more popular. The rain boots were worn mainly as work shoes of farmers and hunters, but also soldiers could be equipped with the water-repellent boots.
From the mid-1920s more and more production facilities of rain boots were created and they remained until the 1980s a popular work shoe. They are also the shoe of choice in the leisure sector in rain or snow. Due to the advent of other water-repellent synthetic fibers, the rain boots lost popularity in the short term, but at the latest since 2005 has been one of the trendiest fashion accessories ever again.