Oxford shoes Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest DELPHES GLOSS/VELOURS NOIR €370.00 Check our size guide Produit indisponible 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. Patent leather Close Patent leather At Paraboot, always on a full-grain base, the skin is primed with linseed oil or resin. The patent leather obtained does not breathe and is easily marked. 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.