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Palladium boots pop up at Satine

April 14, 2011 | 11:00 am

French company Palladium, which dates to the 1920s, has come a long way from its pre-footwear days when the brand was creating tires for planes. But Palladium boots have long had a rugged, sturdy feel, with two simple canvas and rubber styles that are kind of the hiking-boot equivalent of a Bensimon sneaker.

The shoe collection has moved into Satine on 3rd Street, where it will remain until May 9. They are launching a new model called the Lite for summer that weighs less than 8 ounces and seems like it would be a good option for anyone who wants a breathable alternative to a sandal or flip-flop during warm weather. The Lite shoe comes in their traditional Baggy style, with a flap that when folded down has that '90s athletic feel. Palladium

For a more streamlined silhouette but still with that adventurer feel, there is the Pampa style. Both add a rugged appeal to any look and bring a bit of tomboy ease to denim skirts and short shorts for summer.

The Palladium pop-up store will be at Satine through May 9. 8134 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos: The Palladium pop-up shop at Satine.