Palladium x atmos "Glow in the Dark" Pampa Hi & Baggy - Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium's expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe's aircraft were using Palladium tires.
After World War II, with aircraft manufacturing screeching to a halt, the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires. In 1947 the legendary Pampa boot was born, and the functionality, comfort and durability were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their use. The Foreign Legion put the boot to the test in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa, and throughout the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains.
Today, the original design, classic lines and time tested utility are as relevant as they have ever been. Combining over 60 years of authenticity with modern manufacturing, premium materials and cutting edge styling.
For this latest release, Palladium has come together with well renowned Japanese boutique Atmos to produce their "Glow in the Dark" collection. Conceptualized of four different styles, sharing a semi- translucent icy glow-in-the-dark sole, all boots take on a unisex style that has the Atmos influence written all over the collection. Canvas uppers are composed on each of the authentic military models, ranging from paint splatter to tie-dye prints. It is finished with the atoms logo on the tongue's woven label. Available now in store at our Toronto, Gastown, and online locations - Palladium Footwear