Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
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.
Thursday, May 13, 2010