For those who like a good story..
here's an excerpt from* Paraboot
The Paraboot brand registered
Rémy Richard registered the Paraboot name in 1927, from "Para" – a port in Amazonia, where the latex was exported from, and "boot" – the interesting new shoe he had discovered in the United States.
As you can see, it was a far more meaningful decision than simply creating a brand with a trendy English-language-sounding name. And so the Paraboot technique and style were born !