Stussy x Palladium Pampa Boot
The Pampa Mid, is a derivative of Palladium’s popular Pampa boot, has been revised and reduced by an inch in height to create a casual mid-boot. The Pampa-Mid mixes the classic 60 year heritage of Palladium with the legendary laid-back aesthetic of California-based Stussy. “Way before the sneaker explosion, athletic canvas shoes in Europe were hard to find,” says Nick Bower, Stussy Deluxe’s creative director. “America had Vans and Converse but Europe, lacking the influence of surf or skate and without an established sportswear style, had to look in more diverse places to find a shoe that was athletic with a casual point of view. Palladium filled this role and were the alternative kicks of the time.”
Stussy’s version of the Pampa includes waxed canvas on the upper and premium grade suede to the eyelet stay, counter and the tongue. Palladium’s circle logo is on the medial side in embossed suede. Other new features include a new heel loop, two sets of laces, leather covered PU sock liner and full leather lining. Available in three color ways: Black, Silver Mink, and Chili Pepper, the Stussy Deluxe X Palladium Pampa Mid will be available September 18, 2010 at Stussy Chapter stores, specialty retailers and online at www.stussy.com.