We chose natural rubber because we believe in keeping toxins away from our little customers. Our rubber is harvested from rubber trees in Thailand. It is then stirred and stretched by hand to keep the process as natural as possible. Our Rain Bootz don’t off-gas and they are safe for the bare skin of small hands and feet.
Beyond the safety and environmental reasons for choosing natural rubber, we also find it is more comfortable than plastic boots. It is more flexible and has more energy return for underfoot cushioning. These qualities make natural rubber better for developing feet that want a full a range of motion without sacrificing protection from the hard ground.