Palladium, founded in 1920, was initially an aircraft tire company—their roots are in rubber. After World War II, in1947, Palladium began making rubber-soled canvas boots for the elite French Foreign Legion and the Palladium footwear brand was born. Palladium boots helped carry French values around the world. Through every terrain and weather imaginable, they endured. The Pallabrouse style, still available today, was part of the official Foreign Legion uniform. The classic Pampa High Original, first created in 1947 and reintroduced in 2017, was initially worn by paratroopers. But more than anything, Palladium is a brand for exploration, whether of the world or of oneself. The brand became particularly popular in the 1960s for hiking and camping, universally admired for its protection and durability. Later, it became a fashion statement, and a statement of identity, linked with counterculture movements, protest movements, and a badge of gay pride. We at Outdoor Equipped are enormously pleased to offer a wide range of Palladium boots—for wherever life takes you; for wherever you take life.