Palladium was founded in 1920 as a tire manufacturer for the aviation industry, and soon their tires—manufactured by layering bands of canvas under vulcanized rubber—were being used on the majority of aircraft produced in Europe. When demand for airplane tires plummeted following the second World War, the company opened a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, and began to produce Palladium boots and shoes that boasted a durability to equal their tires.
The original Pampa boot appeared in 1947 and was adopted by the French Foreign Legion: If Palladium footwear is good enough to survive the harsh desert conditions and rugged mountainous terrain of Northern Africa, it’s ready for any urban expedition.
Palladium shoes and boots are recognized for combining classic, retro high-top and low-top sneaker styling—including rubber sidewalls and protective toe bumpers—with lugged, molded rubber soles that provide exceptional grip: athletic-shoe performance and youthful, edgy fashion in the same package.
Popular Palladium boots for men include the Baggy Canvas and Baggy Leather or Suede ankle boots, offered in a range of colors with foldover cuffs for a cool, fashion-forward vibe. Also available in 100% cotton canvas, leather or suede, the Pampa Hi boot and Pampa Oxford shoe pair performance with retro style.
Palladium women’s shoes and boots take the same fun, active, vintage-inspired styles and add in a few more feminine colors.
Check out the range of Palladium shoes for women and men at Onlineshoes.com. Pairing timeless style with premium materials and craftsmanship, Palladium footwear is ready to help you explore your neighborhood or your world in comfort.