The pillar of the Palladium legend, the Pallabrousse Legion is the original canvas boot that we produced in 1947. Now, the legend it is being relaunched for a new generation of explorers. As the boot that marched the world with the French Foreign Legion, this stout yet comfortable piece has been reborn with modern materials while respecting its timeless heritage. Using the original Pallabrousse molds and shoe lasts as the guiding lights of this project, the original elements of the design have been made to be more comfortable and sophisticated to suit today’s demands. Its 100% organic cotton canvas upper is built upon our iconic lug outsole to reduce foot fatigue and bears tasteful, decorative details that salute its place in history.
PROTECTION, COMFORT STRENGTH
Being a legionnaire meant walking, crawling, running and climbing, day and night. It wasn't about fighting, but about navigating and surviving in some of the world's most hostile environments.
Palladium shoes accompanied the Legion's forces as they carried the banner for French values around the world. Why Palladium more than any other brand ? Because our boots are sturdy but light, water-resistant, and were the first ones made from canvas, the fastest fabric to dry out. If their design has become timeless, it's because it responds to a fundamental need for resistance-resistance to the elements, to wear and tear, to time and trends.