Palladium Goes Back To Its Roots With A Parabrousse Boot Reissued From 1947

These days, Palladium may be best known for its use of ultra-sustainable materials and eye-catching fashion-forward designs; however, the French footwear brand has a history that dates all the way back to 1947 beginning with the Pallabrousse boot. Designed for the French Foreign Legion, it was made to be light, hard-wearing, and water-resistant — a welcome alternative to other bulky mil-spec offerings being produced at the time.

And now it’s back. With the announcement of the ‘Parabrousse Legion,’ Palladium is looking to where it all started and reissuing its iconic boot with updated materials. So, while it’s been crafted with the same molds and lasts as the original 1947 silhouette, it’s also been revamped using modern manufacturing techniques. In practice, this means that it features a water-resistant waxed canvas upper, a PU Paradrop sockliner, and a flexible lugged rubber outsole. Available in five different colors — including everything from ‘Star White’ to ‘Woodlin’ — each variant is meant to represent a type of terrain that the Legionnaires would have traversed in 1947. You can buy the Parabrousse Legion boot at the link below for $95.

Purchase: $95