Palladium have released three brand-new collections for Spring/Summer 2012: Lite, Slim and Blanc. Their Slim oxford shoe may have an awkward design, but due to the construction of these shoes they deserve some attention for their comfort factor. There is no doubt in the warmer months that your feet tend to perspire more, which makes the moisture-wicking footbeds on these shoes an ideal solution for keeping your feet comfortable. All the shoes in this collection feature waxed, round cotton laces, smaller eyelets and plaid-linings.
Uppers in a range of earthy tones and pops of color are available in Hemp and Cotton blends, Leather, Sorona® and Hemp and Cotton woven. Prices ranging from $70 – $100.
Palladium has released their Pampa Hi Lea Gusset & Baggy Leather Gusset as part of their Fall/Winter 2011 ‘Waterproof’ Collection. The collections name isn’t just a clever marketing tool, with the boots being constructed from waterproof materials such as oiled nubuck leather, waterproof stitching, & a Cambrella lining that allows the foot to breath while keeping moisture out. Check them out at Palladiums Microsite.
Palladium Boots has teamed up with tastemaker Pharrell Williams for their new campaign titled ‘Tokyo Rising.’ The video features Pharrell exploring the places, artists, & culture of Tokyo & how it has endured in the aftermath of the Tsunami in March of this year. Check out parts 1 through 5 below.
Palladium gets back to their paratrooper roots, with these cross collabs, by way of Neil Barret.
The familiar silhouette, gets a huge upgrade in a soft leather upper. Keeping with the predicted trend du jour, the boot is completed with a lush shearling lining. This creates the antique military nod, Palladium is after. Joint branding on the tongue and a thick rubber sole, these service boots look just as good folded up or down. A beautiful reinvention. Available online.
One of our favourite boot makers has just announced a partnership with one of the worlds greatest producers. This fall, Palladium will be teaming up with Pharrell Williams, (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes) on a Japanese inspired campaign.
The ongoing Exploration campaign, celebrates Palladium’s drive to seek out new urban environments in which to showcase their heritage footwear. This time around, urban hipster Pharrell Williams, will be touring Tokyo and it will all be shot for a short film, expected to drop on the Palladium website August 15.
Be sure to check out this latest adventure in Palladium’s brilliant Exploration series.
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 and Mister Freedom have produced this new pair of ‘Palladenim’ boots, based on the 50s government issue jungle boot from France. Made of vintage 12 oz. raw selvedge indigo denim, the boots use traditional Palladum last, sole and panel pattern. Lined in cotton stripe twill, you can get them online now.
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.