Paraboot has been manufacturing some of the finest footwear in France for over 100 years. Richard-Pontvert registered the company in 1927 and the 'Para' part of the name refers to Para, the city in Brazil that provided the raw materials for the original soles. Anyone who’s been to Paris will have seen countless wizened old professor types wearing these shoes, and for good reason. They’re tough, they last for years and, thanks to that fancy looking bit between the sole and the upper (it’s called a Norwegian welt, if you were wondering), they keep your feet nice and dry in even the dampest of downpours.
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