SBTG, an abbreviation for Sabotage, is the street name of Singaporean artist Mark Ong who’s known for his commissioned design work for sneaker giants the likes of Nike, New Balance, and DC shoes — now, you can add Palladium to his impressive resume of collaborations. SBTG’s art derives from skateboarding, punk rock, and many subcultures of the ’80s that he grew up with, but the definitive trait to tie in with the heritage of Palladium Boots is his proclivity for military motifs as Palladium was heavily involved in the aviation industry in the ’20s and the iconic Pampa boots were worn by the soldiers of the French Foreign Legion. The Pampa Hi, Pampa Oxford, and the popular Baggy silhouette will receive a customisation of camouflage print from the artist to bring a modern edge to both parties’ military roots. The SBTG x Palladium Boots collection comes in two colourways; dark khaki/deep khaki and olive drab/black. As it is with most modern shoes, the rubber midsoles have been injected with EVA to ensure comfort and cushioning.
If you’re interested to learn more about SBTG and how the collection came to be, watch the video below:
Take a closer look at the limited edition collection below, starring the artist himself:
The limited edition SBTG x Palladium capsule collection is available at Palladium’s flagship in The Gardens and online.