A household name in fine footwear since 1927, Paraboot is one of the understated elites of the boot and shoe game. Known for classic silhouettes like the Michael and Chambord, the brand have flourished in recent decades due to an admiration for the well made.
Still made in France, Paraboot were very early adopters of the rubber sole and pioneered the manufacture of hard-wearing footwear in Europe. Staying true to their original DNA, nowadays Paraboot continues to tread the fine line of refined yet rugged with a contemporary offering that stands the test of time. And the Clusaz is the perfect example of that — made from a red-brown cowhide upper with flat Goodyear welt construction, it features a rubber sole, triple-layered tongue, and D-ring lace-throughs.
The Clusaz offers the traction of a rugged outdoors boot but with a comfortable leather lining and the physical flexibility of a derby shoe, making for a very versatile and yet sturdy companion for hikes to the coffee shop or trailhead.
Available for $587 at Standard & Strange