The rainy season is upon us and there is the need to dress appropriately, else one experiences the unfortunate re-occurrence of getting drenched by the rain. This is the time to constantly carry about an umbrella and to wear the appropriate footwear so as avoid the unnecessary spoils that occur with leather sandals/shoes, especially after been soaked by the rain. Apart from regularly moving about with an umbrella, one must consider the importance of always having rubber footwear. Rubber shoes aren’t just suitable for rainy seasons; they can serve as the best footwear investment for all seasons. Rubber footwear have been in use for ages but recently became trendy by its widespread use among college female students. It was the fashion era of what became known as “color blocking”; this period was termed color blocking because of how females could wear clothes with more than three sharp colors as long as it matched their bags and shoes. It was a color wheel period as every color on the color scheme was comfortably worn without anyone raising an eyebrow.
Then suddenly, there was a mass production of brightly colored rubber sandals, they flooded the market and every female wanted to have them. These sandals came in different styles and brilliant colors, and some sold for exorbitant prices in boutiques and retail shops.
It became some sort of identity for recognizing females; anyone who had those footwear on was definitely in the know about fashion and considered a Fashionista.
Then came the evolution and change of the current fashion trend, color blocking became a thing of the past and a majority of people moved on to the new trend, abandoning their colorful penciled trousers and rubber footwear. Currently people only consider rubber footwears during the raining season. Here are 5 Reasons Why Rubber Footwear Are Appropriate For Every Season:
Rubber Footwear Can Withstand Any Weather
Unlike their leather counterparts, these footwear are the lilies of all seasons. They remain relevant and useful irrespective of the weather change. They are the perfect dolls for the rainy season considering the fact that they can’t get damaged by the rain, they were specially made to flourish during the rainy seasons. They can also withstand the hot dry seasons; they do not gather dust or suddenly look dull from exposure to dust.
Affordable And Available
These footwear are also readily available and very affordable. You can get a pair of rubber slippers for as low as N300 and sandals or sneakers for as low as a N1000. The pricing clearly depends on the market where purchased, bigger markets in Port Harcourt like the popular Mile I market or Creek Road market in Town always sells at very cheap rates and you have larger varieties to choose from.
Easy To Clean
Rubber footwear are easy to clean and this takes no time at all. All you need to get the work done is a soft foam, any detergent of your choice and some water. After some scrubbing and rinsing with clean water, your footwear instantly becomes good as new. The above cleaning routine comes in handy especially with white rubber footwear, scrub until your shoe is sparkling white; rinse out and dry in the sun.
Durable And Low Level Maintenance
A pair of rubber footwear can last up to three years or more depending on the level of usage and maintenance. Regular scrubbing with a soft foam and drying out in the sun does all the work. It’s also easier and cheaper to repair than its leather counterpart.
New styles pour into the market every time which means they are always available in more trendy styles than the last time. They keep updating with innovative and more chic pieces, there’s always something new to pick. It’s hard resisting such fashion goodness.
Rubber footwear are never going to go out of fashion or usage. Especially as it seems to have more advantage over any invisible disadvantage. The market keeps getting flooded with modern designs. Go get a rubber footwear today.
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