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Founded 1908 in France
Based in Paris

Present across all the continents, Paraboot has been manufacturing in France for more than 100 years. The shoes made to last and for walking as far as possible, using the strengths and skilled hands of men and women.

"Authenticity, quality and charm for a true and natural product" that is our motto!

By simultaneously discovering boots and latex during a visit to the Americas, Remy Richard Ponvert, the founder of Paraboot, came upon the idea of combining the two to make quality footwear. The result is a brand with ever increasing worldwide prestige and distribution.

Paraboot shoes are completely hand cut and hand stitched. Total loyalty to traditional techniques is as true for the “Norwegian stitch” or Goodyear construction methods, as it is for the tanning process, to obtain the best leathers.


Paris, France



Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Norwegian

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Price range


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