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PARABOOT APPRECIATION THREAD 2018 - NEWS, PICTURES, CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, ETC.

cetrio

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Hi there.

I didn't find anything to concentrate informations, pictures, questions, etc... about this french brand.

That's why I creat this thread with a few pictures.

Paraboot Avignon (hunter derby) - Horween shell cordovan


Paraboot Adoney - Horween shell cordovan


Paraboot Reims


Paraboot Reims (navy, for men) & Paraboot Orsay (white, for women)


Paraboot Chambord


Paraboot Michael with rabbit fur


Paraboot Michael 70th anniversary
 

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How timely that you started this thread today! I just received my 2nd pair of Paraboot. I've had a pair of "Michael" shoes that I've worn frequently the past few years as my casual fall/winter shoe and recently wanted to give one of their sleeker designs a try so I picked up these Chambords in an alpine grain. They are a bit tighter across the toe than my Michaels but my Michaels were always a bit too loose.

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Michigan Planner

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^ I love my Michaels but they definitely fit large. I ended up switching out the laces they came with for something a little more flat and that has let me keep them laced up a bit tighter and they also don't loosen up over the course of a day like the regular laces do.

I was surprised how much of a difference that it made just changing them out. They still fit a little large, but paired with a nice thick pair of wool socks, they work perfectly for the fall and winter.
 

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Hi looking for some sizing advice. I bought my first paraboot shoe a few months ago - the rousseau model. Looks like the Avignon but with raised leather where the split toe is. I assume the Avignon is same last as the Rousseau. I am interested in the Chambord model. Is a 8 in the Avignon the same length as the Chambord? What I have read the Chambord has a larger toe box. No one around here sells paraboot so looking for some of your experience on diff models

Thx!
 

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I am surprised this thread has not gained more traction - Paraboot seems to be on the rise in the menswear world.

If I am a UK8 in C&J lasts (eg 348), should I size down half a size in Paraboot Michael? I hear they fit large.
 

Stefan88

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I am surprised this thread has not gained more traction - Paraboot seems to be on the rise in the menswear world.

If I am a UK8 in C&J lasts (eg 348), should I size down half a size in Paraboot Michael? I hear they fit large.
I wear 10.5 in EG, and prefer 45 on Michael. Michael is tighter on the toe box, and 44.5 is definitely too small for me.
 

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I am surprised this thread has not gained more traction - Paraboot seems to be on the rise in the menswear world.
Ironically, one of Paraboot's strong suits (in wintry conditions) is the range of off-the-shelf models with lug soles. Apparently traction doesn't get much traction around here!

North American distribution is another matter. Props to Frans Boone for email responsiveness and accurate delivery projection.
 
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Halfdanhwa

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I wear 10.5 in EG, and prefer 45 on Michael. Michael is tighter on the toe box, and 44.5 is definitely too small for me.
How are the US sizes? Im a US 9/EU 43, and the size charts confuse me. What size should I get?:)
 

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How are the US sizes? Im a US 9/EU 43, and the size charts confuse me. What size should I get?:)
I wear 11 US on EG and 45 on Michael.
I'd guess 43, but your feet may be different.
 

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How are the US sizes? Im a US 9/EU 43, and the size charts confuse me. What size should I get?:)
What size do you wear in other brands such as Alden, C&J, Tricker’s, viberg? I am a 9 d or E in Alden Barrie and 8,5 in paraboot.
 

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