Founded in 1920, Palladium originated as a tire manufacturer for a majority of the aviation industry in Europe. After World War II, aircraft manufacturing came screeching to a halt, and 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 the 1960's European explorers began to recognise Palladium footwear for it's comfort and durability in extreme conditions. The Palladium Pampa boot became very popular in the 90's among young ravers and grunge music fans with over 1 million sold in 1990 alone. Today's modern day explorers find the updated construction, fabrics and materials ideal for everyday adventure.