Think I have seen these somewhere - they reminded me a lot of basketweave norwegians, only without the basketweave. Is that the case or am I mis-remembering? You don't seem to see basketweave norwegians anywhere these days, definitely one of the most obscure look items. The only image I can find on google is frontal (and squarer!) but I remember the soles to be a bit dressier than those on the paraboot, though perhaps equally stacked at the heel.