Paraboot x Engineered Garments Men's Michael / Marche Marron-Lisse Café/Velours Smoky
"The Michael is one of the best known shoes from Paraboot and many designers, brands worked with them in the past.
Nevertheless that's one of my favorite models as well so it's only natural to pick this model to work as an EG collaboration.
I used to walk mountains a lot when I was a teenager back in the 70's and I love all mountain equipment including all kinds of mountain boots.
My favorite was the Galibier boots and the Dolo-mite Cortina shoes.
Based on the Michael shoes, I wanted to have some old Galibier iconic D-ring eyelets and came up with the best placement after the trials.
Also I wanted to bring back the old fashioned hairy suede and oil tanned leather combo which I used to see on my old mountain shoes.
With the milled Norwegian welt, the Marche sole and all tone on tone matched stitches, the Michael became very much the EG version of the mountain shoes.
Black gunmetal oxidized D ring eyelet. Oil tanned leather x Hairy suede combo upper. Tone on tone color treatment (combo leather, stitches, shoe- laces, welt and sole)"
- Made in the France
- Limited Edition
- All leather upper
- 2 D-rings & 1 eyelet
- Mocc toe
- Norwegian welted construction
- Leather lining
Manufactured in France for over 100 years, Paraboot is the premier, long lasting walking shoe. Simultaneously discovering boots and latex during a visit to the Americas, Remy Richard-Ponvert, the founder of Paraboot, got the idea of combining the two to make quality footwear. Paraboot today is one of the most trusted and sworn by shoe brands the world over.
Please note this model is notated in EU size. We recommend sizing down by one full size to achieve proper fit for standard US size.
***Please note these may appear dusty upon arrival. During the tanning process, the leather is impregnated with tannins, waxes, oils and fats. These ingredients help give the leather its strength and resilience while also helping it to resist water, a valuable property to have when trekking through the trails and streets. These fats will often rise to the surface of the leather in a process known as ‘blooming’ and is a sign of the leather’s health. The fats will buff out with a few swipes of a shoe brush or leaving them in the sunlight for a few minutes in order to melt the wax and absorb into the leather.