For Spring 2014, heritage boot brand Palladium and Japanese sneaker boutique Atmos are pleased to debut an ultramodern footwear capsule with glow-in-the-dark accents. The four-boot unisex collection brings a uniquely artistic spin to Palladium’s iconic Pampa Hi and Baggy silhouettes. Limited quantities of the Palladium x Atmos collaboration are launching today at Atmos flagship stores in Tokyo and New York City, select specialty retailers and at www.palladiumboots.com.
“Upon being contacted by Hommyo [of Atmos], I immediately knew he would bring a fresh and unique perspective to the iconic Palladium boot silhouettes,” said Hommy Diaz, Global Product Line Manager for Palladium. “In true Atmos tradition, the splatter paint with glow-in-the-dark outsole and branding is definitely a neck breaker.”
The Palladium x Atmos boots feature canvas uppers in a combination of ‘paint splatter’ and black tie-dye prints. Signature Palladium details including a one-piece molded rubber outsole and a lateral rubber logo patch are finished in a glow-in-the-dark rubber, bringing a futuristic edge to Palladium’s authentic military silhouettes. A hugging heel cup combined with a thick EVA sockliner creates a comfortable stepping ground while the Atmos logo is prominently displayed on the tongue’s woven label.
Palladium was founded in 1920 to make aircraft tires for the aviation industry. In 1947, after the end of WWII saw demand for tires dry up, Palladium put their canvas and rubber expertise to use by making boots that were as hard wearing as their tires. Palladium soon became outfitters of the legendary French Foreign Legion with their classic canvas Pampa boot. Over 60 years later the timeless design of Palladium’s signature Pampa boot is as relevant as ever and available once again for explorers worldwide. For further information, please visit www.palladiumboots.com.
With a sneaker empire that spans from Japan to NYC, Atmos first opened its doors in Harajuku in 2000. What sets Atmos apart from your average sneaker boutique is not only the most sought after limited editions they have been able to offer, but also the amount of coveted collabs they’ve done with the best brands in the industry season after season. Five years into being the premier sneaker destination in Japan, Atmos set their sights on the U.S. and opened its doors on the famed 125th Street in New York, bringing Harlem a premier sneakerhead destination.