Ever the entrepreneur, Remy Richard was a leather-cutter at Chevron, a shoe factory in rural france, when he decided to make a go of it and develop his own footwear. It was just after the turn of the century and there was demand for his particular brand of classy leather footwear, thus he was able to sustain his brand throughout the first world war and beyond. However, it wasn’t until the mid 1920s that Paraboot came into its own. To understand what makes the brand so special you must first deconstruct it’s name - an amalgamation of two words integral to the brand, Para being a port in Amazonia where the Latex used in production was exported from and Boot, an interesting new (to Remy) style of shoe from America. The Paraboot brand has been producing fantastic quality footwear from their HQ near the Alps since this time, with no fewer than 150 operations involved in the production of one of their iconic shoes. The brand has recently seen it’s relevance surge to the forefront again with a trailblazing resurgence within the Japanese market.