Since 1908 Paraboot have been producing their shoes in the same location at the foot of the Alps in France to ensure the same high standards of workmanship, using the finest locally sourced leather available. In 1926 rubber started to become the main part of their shoes and a year later the brand name Paraboot was registered.

Why we love Paraboot

They’re world leaders in Norwegian shoe construction,

This means:

  • Norwegian construction is both strong and flexible, making our shoes sturdy and comfortable
  • The upper is not "blocked", and the shoe fits the specific shape of your foot more comfortably.
  • Air can circulate more freely, which helps get rid of perspiration.
  • Depending on the technique used, it is often possible to re-sole these shoes, increasing their lifetime. And as long as the leather is good quality, buying hand-sewn shoes is an environmentally responsible form of consumption!
  • The particular position of the welt makes shoes more waterproof and hard-wearing.
  • By the way, this technique has a number of different names (another is Rovescia, storm welted) and has nothing to do with Norway!
If you are interested in knowing more about Norwegian shoe construction then The Shoe Snob has a good explanation and you can also see the process of constructing a Paraboot shoe here.

    They believe in embracing heritage and tradition

    • “Made in France” is not a fad or flag waving, but a value at the heart of Paraboot’s culture
    • For over a century, Paraboot been fighting to preserve their artisanal production plant and protect their know how.
    • They reject easier forms of producing their shoes such as cemented sole construction in favour of traditional quality and attention to detail.
    • 77% of their raw materials are from France; they are either French materials or processed in France. With the exception of Cordovan Leather from America, the other leather merchants used are all in Europe. They all comply with the requirements of the various applicable European legislation in force.

    They produce the best shoes money can buy

    • Production of their shoes require quick, precise, confident movements, in addition to in depth know how and concentration. Not just anyone can do the work required for making Paraboot shoes.
    • Being lovers of beautiful fine quality products, they have remained loyal to the traditional hand-sewn techniques. This consists of stitching a leather band (welt), that attaches the upper shoe to the inner and outer sole.
    • The quality of leathers, meticulously selected at tanneries, plays a determining role in the comfort, lifespan and appearance of Paraboot shoes.

    Paraboot


    Paraboot Avignon/Griff Lis Noir Black

    Paraboot Avignon/Griff Lis Noir Black

    Genuine Norwegian Welted leather shoes with rubber soles. ..

    £325.00

    Paraboot Avignon/Griff Marron Lis Marron Mens Lace Up Shoes

    Paraboot Avignon/Griff Marron Lis Marron Mens Lace Up Shoes

    Genuine Norwegian Welted leather shoes with rubber soles...

    £325.00

    Paraboot Chambord/Tex Lis Cafe Brown Mens Shoes

    Paraboot Chambord/Tex Lis Cafe Brown Mens Shoes

    Paraboot Chambord shoes feature:Waterproof Norwegian welted construction100% leather uppersHeavy dut..

    £325.00

    Paraboot Lohen/Actem Black Lis Noir Mens Leather Shoes

    Paraboot Lohen/Actem Black Lis Noir Mens Leather Shoes

    Leather shoes with leather lining and rubber soles...

    £279.95

    Paraboot Avoriaz/Jannu Marron Lis Ecorce Brown Leather Boots

    Paraboot Avoriaz/Jannu Marron Lis Ecorce Brown Leather Boots

    A lace-up boot from Paraboot's Outdoor Collection. Real leather, rubber soles, Norwegian welted...

    £299.95

    Paraboot Barth/Marine Marron Maroon Mens Leather Boat Shoes

    Paraboot Barth/Marine Marron Maroon Mens Leather Boat Shoes

    Classic boat shoe can be worn all year aroundHand stitchedHeavy duty and highly durable rubber sole..

    £154.95

    Paraboot Double Sprung Shoe Tree

    Paraboot Double Sprung Shoe Tree

    Double sprung luxury shoe tree with adjustable front shape...

    £59.95

    Paraboot Prevert/Galaxy Noire Ebene Brown Grain Mens Shoes

    Paraboot Prevert/Galaxy Noire Ebene Brown Grain Mens Shoes

    Norwegian welted leather shoes with leather lining and rubber soles...

    £279.95

    Paraboot Chambord Black Mens Leather Lace Up Shoes

    Paraboot Chambord Black Mens Leather Lace Up Shoes

    Paraboot Chambord shoes feature:Waterproof Norwegian welted construction100% leather uppersHeavy dut..

    £325.00

    Paraboot Michael Griff II Lis Marron Womens Shoes

    Paraboot Michael Griff II Lis Marron Womens Shoes

    Womens Paraboot shoe From the Dagermann tanneries Smoothed reversed welt Griff gum sole Nowegian sti..

    £299.00

    Paraboot Michael Marche II Marron/Lis Marron Mens

    Paraboot Michael Marche II Marron/Lis Marron Mens

    Genuine Norwegian Welted leather shoes feature: a cushioned insole for comfort Moc style toe la..

    £310.00

    Paraboot Michael Marche Marron Ebene Brown Grain Leather Shoes

    Paraboot Michael Marche Marron Ebene Brown Grain Leather Shoes

    Genuine Norwegian Welted leather shoes feature:a cushioned insole for comfortMoc style toelatex rubb..

    £310.00