These boots were made for … airplanes …

Palladium Boots are back. And they rock.

Hitting stores (and November 1st will be this hardy pair of Pampa boots, available in regular hi-tops or baggy roll-down styles in black and camel (lined with chocolate) suede. These boots are attractive and comfortable with 100 percent cotton canvas lining — ideal for travel adventures like hiking, climbing, and trudging through museums and sight-seeing all over the world.

So, what’s this about them being “back?” Well, Palladium was founded back in 1920 as a airplane tire-making company. “Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium’s expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires,” boasts their release.

Then, after World War II, when airplane manufacturing slowed way, way down, Palladium opened a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France to make footwear that would be as durable as their tires. The first Pampa boot was made in 1947 — and was quickly adopted by the French Foreign Legion, who wore the boots in the deserts of North Africa and all over the rugged Atlas Mountains.

Palladium Boots just relaunched their line this year — with the same ol’ design but new and improved materials — and these new boots are gonna be a big hit with travelers of all genders and travel persuasions. Check out the gallery for more views of the legendary boots! Don’t want to wait for November? Check out some of the styles they released earlier this year on their website.