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THE HISTORY OF PALMROTH SHOES

It all started in 1928 when grandfather Pentti Palmroth build a shoe factory in Tampere, Finland. His son Pertti Palmroth continued to make Palmroth an international designer brand of luxury shoes & boots. Now, almost 90 years later the third generation has continued the long tradition.

 
 
Palmroth shoes in editorial of US Vogue 1969 featuring Raquel Welch, photography Richard Avedon.

Palmroth shoes in editorial of US Vogue 1969 featuring Raquel Welch, photography Richard Avedon.

PENTTI PALMROTH, THE EARLY YEARS

The Palmroth family shoe business was founded by Pentti Palmroth in 1928.  Before that he had gained knowledge of shoe making & production technologies in well-known factories in the United States, Germany and Finland.

Palmroth factory in Pirkkala in the 1940s

Palmroth factory in Pirkkala in the 1940s

Pentti Palmroth with his sons Pertti and Juhani in 1958.

Pentti Palmroth with his sons Pertti and Juhani in 1958.

PERTTI PALMROTH, INTERNATIONAL SHOE DESIGNER

Pertti Palmroth lauched his first designs for international market 1958. His original designs became very successful in Europe & North America.

Pertti Palmroth in 1979

Pertti Palmroth in 1979

Promoting Palmroth boots in New York in the 1966

Promoting Palmroth boots in New York in the 1966

PALMROTH ORIGINAL, THE 3rd GENERATION

The family business was continued by Pertti Palmroth's son Mikko Palmroth in 2012. He relaunched the brand from his childhood PALMROTH ORIGINAL with fresh ideas and inspired by Palmroth roots.

A new chapter of a 90 year old history was started. Palmroth products are now sold in over 20 countries.

Pictures from leading Finnish lifestyle magazine Gloria 1/14