Collège Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest HARVARD A college Loafer with mat finished leather uper and leather sole A classic with vintage look LISSE NOIR €260.00 55.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51214 UK Check our size guide Add to basket 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. Plained leather Close Plained leather Homogeneous skin pressed with a smooth, warm plate. 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 Portugal Close Made in Portugal Some know-how no longer exists in France. To continue to offer this model, Paraboot entrusts its manufacture to its Portuguese partner, pledge of seriousness and quality. Authenticity and expertise Close Authenticity and expertise Country of tradition, Portugal has kept know-how and expertise, recognized for patinas or real moccasin seam. In addition, there are still machine parks that expand the range of possibilities.