Lessons from the past: When to wear rubbers

London – Feeling nice and comfortable in your new rubber-soled shoes or trainers? This oddly titled article from ERJ’s issue of 8 Jan 1891 might make you think again:

Wear rubbersWe notice that many persons wear India-rubbers in cold,dry weather, to keep their feet warm. This is an insidious and evil practice. India-rubber shoes are very comfortable and convenient for covering the feet during wet and sloppy weather, but they should never be worn on any other occasion: their sole use…

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