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Michael Marron lis
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Michael Marche - Marron-Lis
Michael Marche - Marron-Lis
Michael Marche - Marron-Lis

Michael Marche - Marron-Lis

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The Michael Marche from Paraboot was first introduced in 1945 and has withstood the test of time making it a true classic. Constructed from a rugged durable Norwegian welt and robust mocassin upper, the Michael can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.

  • Moccasin construction
  • 100% Leather upper
  • 100% Leather lined
  • Waterproof Norwegian storm welt construction 
  • Round cotton laces
  • Fit true to size
  • Handmade in France

Founded by Remy Richard-Ponvert over 100 years ago, Paraboot's are still produced in France. The leather tanned in France and the genuine rubber soles still molded in their own workshops in the French Alps...

Paraboot is the world leader in Norwegian stitching.

The upper is sewn to the sole by means of a welt. The two seams are visible: the so-called "Norwegian" stitching connects the welt to the upper and the first one. The seam called "small dots" connects the welt to the sole. It is also possible to have no welt: in this particular case, the two seams are made directly on the leather of the bottom of the stem. It is the latter that acts as a welt.

Norwegian sewing was particularly used for mountain and work shoes. It is now also used for street shoes.
For the record, the origin of the name remains a mystery but has a priori no connection with Norway.

This solid and flexible mounting technique both makes the shoe waterproof and can be re-soled. In addition, the Norwegian couture gives an assumed sportswear look. From a purely technical point of view, the advantages of Norwegian stitching are comparable to those of Goodyear stitching.