Slip-on style shoes with an open back and a closed front that are generally casual and comfortable. The sole is very rigid and traditionally made from wood, but modern styles also feature cork, rubber, or plastic soles.
Latex is a chemical substance which is used to create rubber. Natural latex is obtained from the sap of certain plants and can be later vulcanized and finished into a variety of products. Latex materials are known to have many applications especially in the footwear industry where they can be used to make shoe insoles and outsoles to add flexibility and extra cushioning.