Gerald Ortiz for Gear Patrol:
Paraboot has a distinct advantage over many other companies because of its vertical production. While other shoemakers source their soles from companies like Vibram, Dainite and Cortina, Paraboot produces its own rubber soles as it’s been doing since the early 20th century. Having in-house production of its own materials means Paraboot has greater control over the quality of the product, ultimately resulting in a better shoe.
I’ve always thought that Paraboot shoes were great, but I couldn’t wrap my finger around exactly why. The company having full control over production explains that and, in my eyes, raises the stock of the brand quite a bit. The rest of the article is similarly, wonderfully detailed, and is unlike what you’d expect from Gear Patrol’s style vertical.