Loafer Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest NAJA A veritable French moccasin Declare your style and choose amongst summer color RAYEE LAZULI Simple piped seam loafer, Saddle strap. Leather lining, genuine Goodyear welted on leather sole shoes. €325.00 33.544.555.566.577.5 UK Check our size guide Add to basket Find a store Goodyear welted construction Close Goodyear welted construction 110 years of Goodyear construction! Principle Goodyear construction is more refined than Norwegian construction, and just as strong. The "Goodyear" seam connects the welt to the upper and the inner sole. Unlike Norwegian stitching, the welt is stitched upside down and turned over, making the Goodyear stitching invisible. Specialised fine stitching connects the welt to the outsole. History The Goodyear welt appears around 1865. This technique owes its name to Mr Charles Goodyear Jr, inventor of this sewing machine. Since the beginning, Goodyear stitching is traditionally used for the manufacturing of high-end shoes and often for city use. Advantages This solid and flexible mounting technique both makes the shoe waterproof and resoleable. The rendering is finer than the Norwegian construction. From a purely technical point of view, the advantages of the Goodyear welt are comparable to those of the Norwegian welt. Grained leather Close Grained leather The grained appearance is achieved through presses and heated plates that emboss a selected pattern on the leather. The effect can be classic or sporty and depends on the selected plate. 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.