If you think you’re being healthy, don’t stop wearing your rubber boots.
Geelong has been the epicentre of a series of health scares this year.
Some have been blamed on the weather, others on a lack of air conditioning, others due to a lack in proper hydration.
What we don’t know is if any of the scares were real, but it has left some wondering why anyone would be going out in the cold, particularly if they were wearing rubber shoes.
The answer is pretty simple: rubber boots can be dangerous.
And not just because of the rubber soles.
There’s also the fact that rubber boots are not designed to stay in place for long periods of time, making them a good candidate for slipping and falling.
But they’re not the only dangerous footwear to wear.
You need to be sure you’re wearing enough shoes If you have trouble walking, walking in rubber boots is an absolute no-no.
The Australian Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (AISH) advises people to wear only two pairs of shoes, and that one pair should be waterproof.
And if you wear rubber boots, be sure to put a pair of extra safety shoes on top.
AISH also recommends wearing gloves, a hat and ear protection.
There are plenty of other good reasons to wear rubber booties, including to protect against the heat.
The best thing about rubber boots The research behind the rubber boot idea has been a long time coming.
It started back in the 1960s when scientists started looking at how rubber soled shoes could protect people from heat and humidity.
In the 1960, researchers at the University of Queensland and the University’s School of Medicine conducted experiments to see how the soles of rubber boots could protect them from heat.
A team of researchers then tested them on human volunteers and found that rubber sole rubber shoes kept their feet cool for longer than conventional rubber soling.
The rubber solefoing technology developed in the 70s had many benefits.
The soles were able to hold moisture better than traditional rubber solings, making the shoes more comfortable to wear and easier to keep clean.
The research also proved that the soled surfaces of rubber shoes could resist wear, making it more likely that the shoe would remain dry and comfortable.
However, these early research studies were short-lived.
In 1978, another group of researchers took a different approach.
This time they developed rubber boots with more flexible soles to make them more comfortable for people with arthritis.
These rubber boots were used to help people walk in Australia’s bush.
They were popular in the 80s and 90s and, despite being relatively cheap, they were not a popular choice for people to walk in the bush.
Today, most people walk on foot.
Rubber boots have been around for decades, and it’s no secret that the world is a lot warmer now than it was a few decades ago.
But the popularity of rubber bootless walking in Australia has been declining.
There were over 1.2 million rubber boot-less walks in the state in 2015, according to the AISS, down from 2.1 million in 2014.
That number is down from the 3.1 per cent decline in the number of rubber-soled walks that took place in 2016.
According to AISN’s latest statistics, only 0.8 per cent of the people walking in the country wear rubber shoes, compared with 1.9 per cent who do.
The latest research suggests that rubber bootlessness is not a problem of the past, but is only going to get worse in the coming years.
In 2017, AISIH reported that, based on its latest data, the number one cause of foot-related deaths in Australia was walking on the bare feet.
But this is only a problem for the people who are most at risk of being injured or killed.
The number of deaths due to foot-based injuries in Australia have risen by more than 10 per cent in the past decade, according the AisN.
So if you think rubber boots have stopped being a popular way to walk, remember that walking barefoot is a dangerous thing.
There is a reason why we call rubber boots rubber boots