Palladium Pampa Hi – Gray Canvas $60.00 | Leather SALE $49.99 (reg. $85.00)
If you live in a decent sized city that sees weather from time to time, you need a pair of go-to shoes when the climate turns to crap. Muddy days, wet days, ugly days. You’re not going to want to wear a pair of chucks or wingtips outside.
Sure you’ll want something waterproof (which these aren’t) if you’re shoveling snow or hiking through muddy foothills, but if you’re just trying to get to the store to grab a six pack… then these boots from the French shoe company Palladium are perfect.
The company was originally formed to make vulcanized rubber airplane tires. Palladium started putting canvas bands between the layers of rubber, and those materials made the transition to their shoe business once they started making boots for the French Foreign Legion.
The boots are pretty simple. Rubber bottoms, canvas or leather uppers. Aggressive traction pattern. They look like a cross between PF Flyers and Merrells. Which is the perfect midpoint for those fall, winter, and spring days where Mother Nature is challenging you, but you’re just not in the mood to take her on full bore.