ParabootParaboot has been manufacturing men's shoes in France for more than 100 years. Their shoes are made to last and for walking as many miles as possible. Completely hand-cut and hand-sewn, Paraboot shoes are manufactured in Saint Jean de Moirans, in the heart of the French Alps using the same traditional techniques since 1908.
Paraboot is a French shoe company founded by Rémy-Alexis Richard in 1908. The company started in Izeaux, a small village in Eastern France, where Richard worked as a clicker in a shoe workshop. Paraboot’s shoes are known for their premium-quality materials, sturdiness, and comfort, and were worn by professionals in many work-related environments. Paraboot was specialized in Norwegian-welted construction and also produced Goodyear or Blake-welted shoes.
In 1927, Mr. Richard registered the name Paraboot, which comes from “Para” (an Amazonian port from where the latex is exported from) and “Boot.” The company has since developed new and fashionable urban styles that come in many different looks, colors, and materials. In the 1960s, Paraboot’s historical factory produced many high-performance technical shoes, worn by great explorers like Paul-Émile Victor and Haroun Tazieff.
The company’s success has led to its expansion, and in 2017, Paraboot launched a new modern and environmentally friendly 10,000 m² plant located a few minutes away from its historic workshops. Paraboot continues its legacy of producing high-quality shoes, while also adapting to modern trends and manufacturing practices.