Long time French boot makers, Palladium have teamed up with fabric gurus Mr. Freedom to present this cross collaboration called, the “Palladenim.”
The sole and panel structure keep to the original design, however the uppers of the “Palladenim,” are made from 12oz raw selvedge indigo denim, taken directly from Mr. Freedom’s archive stock. With a striped, cotton twill lining, hand stamped labeling and a custom molded ankle bumper, footwear and vintage enthusiasts alike will be taking notice of these gorgeous limited edition boots. Available online now.
(Check out this interview with Christophe Loiron of Mr. Freedom about the project.)
Palladium spring / summer 2010 footwear collection is a throwback to an era where military green canvas and the original mustard canvas / putty rubber combination were the order of the day, especially for the French Foreign Legion circa 1947. Two revisions of the classic boot, namely the ‘Pampa High’ and ‘Baggy’ make up the bulk of the SS10 footwear that will be available shortly. Also be sure to be on the lookout for some extra-special colorways in the new collection…
Englishmen Neil Barrett styles a pair of Palladium military boots. With a reputation for mingling the “high” and the “low”, Barrett is successful at turning a naturally rugged style into something a little bit more complicated and decorated, however subtle, while still putting an emphasis on performance and durability. The boot comes in a few different colorways including black, beige, and black and white. These should be available Fall/Winter 2010.
Palladium Boots has just debuted its fifth ‘Exploration’ entitled Listen In: Berlin as part of an on-going documentary series. This time around, Palladium ventured out to a mysterious hilltop, located in Germany, which was once occupied by WWII listening stations that were used to eavesdrop on radio communications between the East and the hidden bunkers underneath the Tempelhof airport (home of the Bread And Butter Tradeshow). Hosted by Tom Littlewood (editor of VICE Magazine Germany) Listen In: Berlin and all previous explorations are available online here.