Palladium Boots may be my favorite shoe of all time. I discovered them at OAK years ago, and have been wearing them ever since. The love child of a sneaker and a boot, they are the perfect shoe for city goers, nature lovers, and adventurers of all kinds. They've gotten me through hikes, bike rides, boating, strolls in Manhattan, concerts, fashion week, one crazy trip to Montreal in a snowstorm, and the majority of college. My beloved pair of slate gray canvas Baggy boots is suffering from two giant holes in the heel, but I love them too much to stop wearing them. (Also, I can't find the slate gray canvas anywhere!) Since I love my Palladiums so much (I'm wearing them right now!), I decided to find out more about the brand that plays such an integral role in my style. So I interviewed Barney Waters, the company's VP of Marketing, and found out all I ever wanted to know about Palladium.