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As a sufferer of shin splints and problematic knees it has been difficult for me to find footwear that is both stylish and comfortable. Converse, Vans, Chelsea boots and Doc Martens have aggravated this condition. I have a comfortable pair of walking trainers but they don't exactly go well with smarter clothes or for work.
I searched amazon for boots and Palladium boots popped up. I then found these Pampa Hi boots and read the reviews with some excitement but they seemed a little too good to be true to be honest. The photos looked great so I decided to risk it and ordered them. Within a few days they arrived and I convinced myself as I opened the package that they would either be uncomfortable or an eye sore.
I was immediately pleased and relieved by their appearance. I tried them on and within minutes my doubts and apprehensions disappeared. After a day of wearing them I was delighted. And further on they are everything I've been looking for and well worth the money. If only I had found these two years ago I'd have saved my self from wasting money on Doc Martens and converse I can't wear as well as the discomfort and aggravation these shoes caused my shins and knees.
I will certainly be looking to Palladium for any future footwear needs. No wonder the French Foreign Legion adopted a Palladium boot for their footwear. Great quality, comfortable, practical and good looking. For me the perfect footwear.
Great boots. I've worn them a number of times for general walking (street, not hills!) - around 1.5 - 2ish miles and they are comfortable, light yet feel solidly made. The sole appears very durable and should last a long time. Also handles all surfaces well, including supermarket floors which can sometimes be slippy. Not with these, barely noticed differences in footing. Sizing is bang on too. And of course they look awesome. Quality footwear, first time from Palladium and very impressed, They'll be high on my list when time comes for a replacement pair.
these boots are awesome. So comfortable and they look great. I got these for £14 on Amazon which is an absolute bargain. My first pair (which i now use for work) cost me £40 in a shop in Bluewater. But even at this price they are still great boots and worth the money. They look good with jeans, trousers and shorts, I am always in shorts as it is so hot at work and they look great with my shorts.
The only slight problem is that you can sometimes get some pretty massive stones stuck in the soles!! They have a massive tread pattern and the stones get stuck in between but they are easy to flick out!
I think the French foreign Legion use these boots and Palladium used to make aircraft tyres which can only be a good thing!
I have just bought my second pair of these. I still have the first pair and have worn them pretty much daily for nearly three years. I wore my first pair on trips through Africa, the M.E. and Asia. Hiked up the Pen-y-fan with them and wore them everyday at a ranch where I worked in Canada's Rocky Mountains. I love the canvas...it breathes well and dries fast if wet. The rubber sole has hardly worn down despite the miles I have put on my first pair. As long as they keep making these I will keep buying them. If there was any negative, do not put them in the wash if they get dirty as the colour fades quite quickly with just one washing. My first pair are more off-white now than khaki. But would highly recommend these boots.
This is the version of the boot before they reduced the quality / comfort 2 years ago. Heavier canvas, better insole, better heel reinforcement / rigidity and not such a loose fit when they wear in. These are great boots, I’ve bought many pairs over the last few years, they are my favourite footwear.
My second pair of palladium boots, the first pair being the best pair of lightweight all purpose boots I've ever had and are still going strong. Got these to complement them as a lighter weight summer pair. Again fit was perfect [ a bonus for people like me with wide feet] and these are proving as comfortable as my first pair. Build quality is very good, they look good but are rugged and can take a fair amount of punishment. Don't think I'll look much beyond palladium when I next need another pair of shoes.
Though I take an 8 it felt a little tight across the width of the foot so an 8.5 would probably be perfect. A size larger and yes the room would be good but guess may then be too loose. Anyway, really pleased so bought the waterproof pair. Again snug but should stretch. Oh, OK for thin socks thicker ones and you will need to go above your usual size.