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Michael Lisse Black

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  • Leather upper
  • Full leather lining and cushioned insole
  • Welted rubber sole unit
  • Small Paraboot tag on the outside
  • True to size
  • Made in France

Designed way back in 1945, the Michael shoes are a classique bit of French footwear from Paraboot. Film-fans might recognise these from old French thrillers, but they were also popular amongst what was known as the BCBG in the 80s. BCBG stands for ‘bon chic, bon genre,’ meaning ‘good style, good class’. A bit like the Paninari in Italy, this is used to describe the well-off youth around Paris.

But let’s get back to the shoes. They’ve got a stout, moccasin construction and a chunky sole with what’s known as a Norwegian welt. Apparently even more waterproof than the Goodyear welt, these are the preserve of only the cream of the footwear crop.

Please note: Unfortunately due to distribution restrictions, we are only able to ship Paraboot products to the UK and Ireland. Please do not try to purchase this product as we will be unable to fulfil the order.


Due to distribution restrictions we are only allowed to ship Paraboot products inside the European Economic Area (EEA). Please do not try to order Paraboot products from outside the EEA, we will have to cancel your order.


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