Do you know what kind of shoes Koreans wear when they wear hanboks? In the old days they wore shoes made of leather or straw, but ones made of rubber quickly became popular because they are waterproof and practical. The first king to wear rubber shoes was Joseon’s King Sunjong.

Rubber was once a precious material, so ‘black rubber shoes’ were more common because they could be made from recycled rubber. You can’t see them anymore.

Eventually there came to ba alot of variety, with bleach used to make white shoes, shoes with flower designs for women, children’s shoes, and other varieties. Would you like to try on a pair of rubber shoes? They’re so comfortable you probably won’t want to take them off.

Source From: Arirang