Derbies Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest CHAPLIN VEL TAUPE €295.00 Check our size guide Produit indisponible Find a store Blake stitch construction Close Blake stitch construction For more flexibility and lightness… Principle The upper is fixed directly to the outsole by means of an assembly stitching that runs through the outsole. History In 1858, a young employee from the sewing machine manufacturer Singer makes an invention that is a small revolution in the world of footwear. It democratizes the shoe sewn on leather sole and meets with great success. Advantages The Blake welt models are light and flexible, and even more on a rubber sole. The visual of the shoe is finer than a Goodyear construction. However, from a technical point of view, durability and impermeability are less than with a Norwegian or Goodyear construction. 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. Leather sole Close Leather sole Paraboot has been manufacturing shoes on leather soles since our foundation. Cut from the best cattle hide, these compressed by passing the leather through rollers to increase the density. It is then more rigid, and more resistant and less permeable to water. Therefore, you will appreciate the comfort of a leather sole after a few days of wearing. Happiness comes next: the shoes will be on your feet for your comfort. 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.