- Sep 27, 2022
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Hey, guys. Have anyone of you worn Paraboots in winter?
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Do you recommend same size for chambord and Michael? ThanksI'm sure since the time of your post, that the Michaels have broken in and the shoes travels much more fluidly than they did when new. Heel slip happens with this shoe for the mere reason that this shoe has a two eyelet lace system. There's not much holding the foot in here and consequently your foot wants to slip out. We do not recommend sizing down this shoe to make it fit, that will throw off the arch measurement. We like fitting with heavier socks, Paraboot feel so much better with loftier socks. Paraboot does not come in widths and do usually run wide but some run narrower than others. Avignon feels narrower because of its narrower toe box.
When buying any shoe that has such a rigid sole structure like Paraboot, you must understand that these type of shoes require some break in.
To excelerate the break in, we do this:
- From the arch side of the shoe, grab the shoe so that your thumb lands inside the shoe at the section where the ball of your foot would rest.
- Now, placing the shoe on a table or your leg so the toe box extends over the edge, lift the front of the shoe up and back a few time to simulate breaking in as though you were actually walking them around.
- You have now broken in the sole at the ball of the foot and you will experience a shoe that travels better than a fresh pair out of the box.
- Add a heel gripper (we like the suede one)
- Add a tongue pad only if your instep is shallow and you find the bluchers come close together when you lace them.
- Add a full length insole if you have narrow feet and must own a pair.
- Wear them a thousand miles and have a Paraboot Authorized Shoe Repair restore life back into them.
- Yup! we are.
I was wondering this same thing too. I don't know for sure. If I had to guess, I'd say there's only one model out there (not one with or without contrasting stitching). The last picture on the End link looks like the contrasting stitching vs. the non-contrast in the first picture on End.Is there any difference between these two pairs of Avignons? The sole stitching looks different in the photographs but I’m not sure whether Paraboot makes one version with contrast stitching and one without, or if it’s just (for example) the lighting.
I think they are the same. Differences due to lighting. I bought the same model this time last year.Is there any difference between these two pairs of Avignons? The sole stitching looks different in the photographs but I’m not sure whether Paraboot makes one version with contrast stitching and one without, or if it’s just (for example) the lighting.