Paraboot for Men

Paraboot is synonym of the resistant shoes re-inventig every season timeless and classic pieces.
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The Paraboot brand was born in Izeaux, a small village in the Isère region of France, where some twenty shoe factories still produce shoes. It all began with Rémy Richard, from a farming family, who became a shoemaker in the early 20th century. With great courage, he set off alone for the United States in 1920. It was during this trip that the founder noticed that the vast majority of urban Americans wore a kind of rubber sock over their shoes to protect them from dampness, known as leather boots by Americans. This led to the idea of a leather shoe with rubber soles for men. On his return from the U.S., he first created the Galibier brand in 1922, initially with wooden soles, then adding rubber soles and opening his first boutique. The year 1945 marks the arrival of Michel Richard, the company's current president, but also the end of the war and the desire for simple, unadorned pairs of lace-up shoes. This marked the birth of iconic, timeless pairs: the Morzine in 1943 and the Michael in 1945. The 50s and 60s saw the development of the Galibier brand, with its various pairs designed for mountaineering. In 1980, the shoe brand went bankrupt, only to bounce back thanks to the Michael brand, which expanded into the city. At the end of the 1980s, the potential market was Japan. This development continued over the years until it became one of the brand's main markets.
Paraboot is synonymous with timeless, casual elegance. Much more than just sneakers, Paraboot brings style to all your outfits by reinventing timeless classics every season. Originally designed for the countryside and agriculture, or for the mountains in the style of hiking boots, Paraboot sneakers have been democratized to the point of becoming hyper-trendy in France and around the world, yet they remain an inspiration that we find in the style of every pair. Iconic pairs such as the Michael are inspired by hiking boots because of their robust, functional characteristics. The brand's inspirations are varied and can be felt in every pair. First and foremost, Paraboot is proud of and honors its French artisan heritage. The brand's primary inspiration comes from the tradition of French shoemaking, a guarantee of know-how and quality. In addition, to create a timeless look for each pair, Paraboot draws its inspiration from vintage style, with visible seams and leather finishes. Nature is also an important source of inspiration in the colors and materials used, such as the earthy tones and raw leathers used for the boots. Comfort also plays a key role in the brand's DNA, with a real desire to create comfortable, slipper-like pairs for its customers, which can be easily slipped on and worn until the last hour of the day. Durability is also increasingly important to the brand, with the use of quality materials that endure.
Now that the Dadcore trend has become hyper-trendy, one of the latest trends of the moment (yes, it's all about putting back on the same derbies your father wore 20 years ago!) Paraboot shoes have been thrust to the forefront. Whether high or low, bootie or moccasin style, Paraboot shoes will fit right in with Dr Martens in your wardrobe. You'll love this new fashion accessory, which you can wear in all circumstances. Let's take a look at how to match your wardrobe with these pretty dress shoes. If you like skinny jeans or chinos, you can match them perfectly with your Paraboot. For those who like to have their legs in the air as soon as spring and summer appear, you can pair your Michael shoes with a nice pair of denim shorts. After all, these are pairs designed for movement and comfort, just like shorts, which is why this style is a perfect match. In fact, you can wear them with any shorts that aren't too thin. A casual suit or blazer can also go perfectly with Michaels if it's made from rather heavy, casual materials to keep that casual chic spirit relaxed. In general, Michaels can be worn with anything oversized or loose-fitting. Despite the misconceptions about jogging suits, which can be found in every wardrobe, they are also a great piece to pair with Michael derbies. If you recognize yourself in any of these looks, be sure to check out our new collection, with its many styles and sizes that you can wear for any occasion, and benefit from home delivery.
Since its inception, Paraboot has focused on the quality of its footwear to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. In fact, the finishes are perfect and the materials are of the highest quality and natural origin. The brand pays the utmost attention to selecting the best leathers, such as the calf leather used for the upper. Cutting is also very important in preserving this quality. Every skin used is natural, which is why you may notice slight wrinkles or veins, and why no two pairs can ever be 100% identical. Each pair of paraboot derby or moccasin is unique. The choice of leather depends on the model. For a classic pair, smooth or patent leather in black or brown is mainly used, with a soft sole. For more whimsical styles, leathers such as buffalo, cowhide or suede are preferred.
Because of the high quality of Paraboots products and their history, everyone who buys a pair of shoes wants to preserve them over time. Different leathers require different care. For smooth, grained, greasy, semi-greasy or patina leathers, the first step is to remove dust before applying a cleaning wax to the shoe and then waxing it. Then brush with a bristle brush and polish with a special glove. For suede calf and nubuck leathers, the process is slightly different. First, dust off the leather before removing localized dirt with a nubuck rubber. Then, if the shoe has Norwegian or Goodyear stitching, reinforce the waterproofing by applying colorless shoe polish, so you can replace your rain boots with paraboots. On nubuck, spray 20cm away with essential oil and leave to stand. On velvet, straighten the hair with a scraper brush. For gloss and patent leathers, first dust before applying Marseille soap with a soft, damp, warm cloth. Rinse, leave to dry and finally polish the shoe. To enhance your paraboot experience, we invite you to visit our website and watch the videos explaining how to care for your shoes and soles.
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