Making Of Ethical Sneaker, Part 9

Shoe Vulcanisation

Ethletic uses latex milk as glue. The procedure of combining all components with each other is called vulcanisation. It was discovered in 1839 by US chemist Charles Goodyear. After already 21 years, the first shoe soles of natural rubber went into production. 1917 was the birth hour of the legendary sneakers, which US athlete Chuck Tylor wore for the first time in 1918 when playing basketball.

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