I bought my Palladium Desert Boots in a French village shop in 1988. I wore them extensively, including a 6-month trip in Bolivia and Peru. Made of textured canvas, they were always comfortable, hard wearing, fast drying and cool on the feet (and to some, the eyes).
They are good for walking, traveling and general wear, and were allegedly the boots worn by the French Foreign Legion, and I mourned their eventual demise due to harsh chemicals encountered in a Bolivian silver mine.
I was, therefore, very pleased to find a resurgent Palladium online, selling boots of all kinds including these originals for a modest $55.