Derbies Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest AZAY VELOURS NOIR Cap toe derby, 5 eyelets. Leather lining, genuine Norwegian welted on genuine rubber sole shoes. €345.00 Check our size guide Produit indisponible Find a store Norwegian welted construction Close Norwegian welted construction Paraboot is the world leader in Norwegian construction. Principle The upper is fixed to the sole by means of a welt. Both lines of stitches are visible: the "Norwegian" welt connects the welt to the upper and the assembly insole. Special fine stitching connects the welt to the outsole. It is also possible not to have a welt, in which case the two lines of stitches are sewn directly onto the leather at the bottom of the upper; this serves as a welt. History The Norwegian welt was particularly used for mountain and work shoes. Nowadays, it's also used for casual shoes. For the record, the origin of the name remains a mystery but has no connection with Norway. Advantages This solid and flexible mounting technique both makes the shoe waterproof and resoleable. In addition, the Norwegian welt creates an assumed sportswear look. From a purely technical point of view, the advantages of the Norwegian welt are comparable to those of the Goodyear welt. Suede Close Suede Skin sanded on the flesh side, so prepared in reverse of the usual facing direction. Sanding gives the leather its velvety appearance. Contrary to popular belief, the velvet is robust and very breathable. Genuine rubber sole Close Genuine rubber sole Our soles and heels are always made with the same vulcanization blends and processes as originally used in the long history of Paraboot. Rubber develops the best of its physical and mechanical properties, namely comfort, flexibility and resistance to wear, even if the latter also depends heavily on the use and the wearer of the shoes. Our rubber blends come from France, and are vulcanized on our presses in our Saint Jean de Moirans workshop. Made in France Close Made in France Our workshops are located in Saint Jean de Moirans, in the heart of the French Alps. Paraboot did not wait for the "Made in France" to be recognised, and has ensured we are a company with societal responsibility and strong ethics! For more than 100 years, we have struggled to preserve our artisanal production methods and safeguard our know-how. Richard-Pontvert is labeled "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" by the French Government. Handmade Close Handmade From the manufacturing of soles to packaging, running through leather cutting, stitching, assemblying and finishing, no less than 150 manual operations are required to make these shoes. As many steps as in 1908, at the formation of the company! Resoleable Close Resoleable Goodyear & Norwegian construction techniques allow you to have your shoes resoled. What's more, with a little attention, you can extend their lifetime considerably.