Heritage Footwear brand Palladium Boots Collaborates with The Ballerina Project

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Heritage footwear brand Palladium pleased to unveil its partnership with the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series of photographs created by photographer Dane Shitagi, on a collection of images that showcases what happens when the signature streetwear features of Palladium meets the elegance of ballet.

palladium ballet collection

Palladium has an interesting history. The brand was founded in 1920, originally to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber.  After World War II, the demand for aircraft tires decreased dramatically and Palladium switched its focus to produce footwear that was as durable as their tires.

These are some signature features of Palladium footwear:

  • Stonewashed Canvas – Bolts of 100% cotton canvas are stonewashed to ensure a luxury vintage look and feel.
  • High-Grade Leather – Any leather pieces on Palladium footwear are selected from the world’s best tanneries are vegetable-dyed and of the highest grade available.
  • Rubber Outsole –  With its commercial tire-manufacturing roots, the rubber outsole of Palladium footwear is both extremely durable and endlessly comfortable for tough terrain.

palladium rubber outsole

Even after so many years, the classic lines and time tested utility of Palladium boots are still chosen for their comfort, durability and street-wear look.  The Palladium Flex Collection carries the signature look of Palladium boots, but with ballet-inspired elements.

Styles includes three low-profile and lightweight canvas silhouettes: a low top lace oxford, the Flex Lace; a slip-on ballet flat, the Flex Ballet; and a classic Mary Jane, the Flex Mary Jane


palladium ballet

The line features pared down details that mirror traditional Palladium design elements, including a rubber toecap and diamond outsole pattern.  The Flex Ballet style looks like a cross between sneakers and ballet flats.  Their fun canvas colours are a great way to welcome in the Spring and Summer season.

palladium ballerina project
Walking Teddy along the Yaletown Seawall, wearing my new Flex Ballet flats from the Palladium Flex Collection.

Palladium Footwear can be found in Vancouver at retail locations including: Miz Mooz, Ella Shoes, A Step Ahead Footwear, Livestock and Hangers or online at PalladiumBoots.com.