Advert for the Waterproof Health Boot, reverse side
Medium: Print on paper
Both men and women wore boots during the Victorian period, reflecting the fact that they had more active lifestyles than previous generations. Boots were made from or covered with many different materials, including leather, rubber and even silk.
Waterproof materials were introduced in the 1840s and were very useful in creating clothing and footwear for sporting activities like cycling and fishing.