Other Uses Of Wellies

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Wellies have a lot of uses in the society today. Some of the major uses are protection from wet environments, in industrial applications or even in the areas that are highly sensitive and need high protection from unnecessary dust particles like the operation rooms in theatres.

An earlier application of the wellies was during war. They were very popular amongst the army members during the war periods as they were found to be quite protective of the feet and serious injuries were greatly reduced. Another application was during hunting escapades. The creation of the waterproof wellies saw a major rise in the popularity in the use of the same amongst farmers. In this way, farmers were able to stay clean and dry regardless of the weather conditions that were experienced.

The thing that makes the wellington all the more popular is the designs that are associated with them. They are made with materials that make caring for them all the more easy. The designs cater for children, women as well as men. There are however some designs that are unisex and so can be used by both men and women. The designs are also designed to cater for all sizes thus supplying everyone with what they need.

Wellingtons also find an application in song and dance. The gumboot music also known as gumboot zydeco is very common in Africa. The welly boot dance is also a common one in Britain. The African dance was initiated in the 19th century as a mode of communication. This was popular amongst the gold miners in the South African region.

Miners were disallowed from talking especially during the working hours. They could also not wear garments that were related to their traditions. It was therefore necessary for them to adapt to the new settings and create a mode of communication which involved wellies as well as the rest of the miner attire. In this way, they were able to express their feelings to each other as well as mock the bosses without their knowledge. Without an intention at all, a culture was developed and there are troupes now in South Africa that are descendent from the mines.

The initial use of wellies in the South African mines was for safety purposes but more than that was achieved eventually and is actually a tourist attraction in the present day.

Wellies are sometimes fitted with a toe made of steel making them all the more protective. This is mostly applied in the industries today. Some of the industries include meat packing plants, clean rooms, fast food joints, clean up operations, shrimp boats as well as concrete pouring areas.

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