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Pod Footwear @ MODA 2019

This year's Moda Fashion Exhibition autumn/winter edition takes place between February 17 & 21 at the NEC Birmingham across four halls. We'll be in attendance at stand G40 in the Moda Footwear exhibition spanning Hall 17 & 18.

We'll be showing off a wide range of new products and new variants of existing styles, including new additions to the Paul O'Donnell range for SS/AW19, the return of Podlers our popular starter shoes for tiny feet, and some exciting (and hopefully surprising) new options in our Pod Heritage range.

 

Come and pay us a visit at the UK’s largest trade fashion exhibition? Register for tickets online here.


 
The new casuals // SS18 Pod Heritage Sandal collection

This season introduces a fresh new colour range to the original Pod Heritage sandal collection, including Bright White, Sage Green, Cardinal Red and previous sell-out, Baby Pink. Following demand, SS18 also sees the much anticipated re-launch of the 1980s single strap design Moss, in limited edition Petrol Blue leather.

Originally launched in the early 1980s as a basic school shoe and subsequently adopted by fashion’s casual culture as a footwear staple, the T-bar sandal became one of Pod’s most iconic and colourful designs.

Today, through meticulous product development with creative guidance from the original designer, the T-bar sandal preserves its authenticity. Fundamental details such as the 1977 Jubilee flag, perforated vamp, original back counter Pod logo and distinctive buckles remain at the core of the design. Completed by the retro ‘Podman’ swingtag.

Beyond its retro appeal, the sandal achieves supreme comfort as a result of Pod’s unique bag-lasted construction; a complex Veldtshoen technique designed to naturally increase comfort and moulding through wear.  Ultra-soft leather uppers create a slipper-like feel and cushioned flex soles add a bounce to each step.

The SS18 Pod Heritage Sandal collection will be available from late February to early March.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

If you are an independent footwear and fashion retailer and would like to become a stockist of Pod Heritage Sandals, please contact the Pod office.

 
'Why I Buy Pod' with Footwear Today and McElhinneys Department Store

Cheryl Taylor, Editor, talks to Damian Wright, Gents Footwear Buyer at McElhinneys Department Store, Ballyboffey, County Donegal, Ireland.

Why I Buy Pod Footwear

Kindly tell us about your shop, its location and your customers?

The McElhinneys story began in the 1960’s when John McElhinney as a young entrepreneur decided to bring a new shopping experience to the people of the North West of Ireland. Back in 1968 John purchased a Dodge van, sourcing only the best products and called door to door selling everyday essentials to the local community.

Our family owned business is now a 90,000 sq ft department store which employs over 200 people who are passionately committed to providing our customers with genuine honest customer service. At McElhinneys we pride ourselves that we are completely independent and source all our own product, our team of experienced buyers, travel the globe to bring our customers in store and online only the most unique and individual range of brands and designers. Every item is handpicked with our customers needs and desires in mind.

 

What made you decide to buy this brand?

Paul O’Donnell offer high-end quality at a competitive price point. The collection masters the balance between classic and contemporary styling. The meticulous attention to detail ensures that the customer finds the perfect fitting shoe. The prompt stock service and stock availability ensures continuity of the offering in store.

 

How did you find out about the brand, where and when?

McElhinneys have stocking the Pod brand for the past 25 years. This was prior to the arrival of the social media channels that we now know. The brand was brought to us on a sales call by the representative at that time Anthony Cassidy, who still represents the brand here at McElhinneys.

 

Which features of the brand do you like best and why?

The Pod brand has grown here at McElhinneys as an easy to wear comfort brand. The brand has now evolved into our leading brand in the smart leather footwear category. The Paul O’Donnell collection offers quality, style and price. The stock availability and replenishment service makes this brand a winner with both retailer and consumer.

 

Which styles have worked best for you?

The winning styles have been;

Boston – available in 5 colours

Phoenix – available in 3 colours

 

Have you recommended the brand to other retailers?

Over the past 25 years I have often recommended Pod and now Paul O’Donnell to other retailers who are looking for a good quality fashionable footwear at a reasonable price point.

Please tell about the service you receive from the manufacturer?

The service and support received from the manufacturer is second to none. Dennis, Jackie and Anthony are always on hand to answer any queries that we might have and to keep us up to date with the latest additions to the range.

 
Footwear Today Magazine: The Pod XL Collection

The Pod XL Collection

Since 1976, British footwear brand Pod, have upheld their reputation as a quality footwear provider, successfully establishing themselves as a trusted household name.  Known for creating uniquely understated designs ahead of the curve, the brand initially gained acclaim for creating the ‘original jean shoe’, combining their complex Veldtshoen construction with soft colourful leather uppers. 

Four decades on and Pod remains resilient within the marketplace, offering a comprehensive yet concise collection of men’s, ladies’, children’s and specialist footwear. Since licensees Aegis Shoes Ltd acquired the brandin 2008, serious product development has been injected into the brand in a bid to tackle the increasingly competitive footwear market.  Whilst growth has been experienced across the entire brand, the most significant development has been that of the extra large shoe range.

Director of Aegis Shoes, Dennis McNeill comments, “As a product development company, we always strive to respond to the demands of both consumer and retailer. Surprisingly, what started out as a relatively niche and therefore limited product range, has become a comprehensive collection in its own right.  Over the last ten years we have witnessed a steady increase in sales to retail and online customers specialising in large sizes. We are also now seeing growth with many stockists who in the past have only taken regular sizes now taking our larger sizes as standard”

Creating the specialist collection has not been without risk. Much speculation has been placed on this seemingly growing market with significant investment allocated by the brand in terms of meticulous design adaptation, premium material sourcing and specialist mould and equipment development.

“As with every range that we produce, we are determined to offer a quality product with exceptional value that will stand the test of time. By following this ethos, we are confident in the longevity of our extra large brand.”

Around 80% of the men’s collection include large sizes up to 50 (UK15) with some styles available up to size 52 (UK17).

The Paul O’Donnell collection

As a light humoured expansion of Pod by name, the Paul O’Donnell collection offers high-end quality at a competitive price point. Mastering the balance between classic and contemporary styling, the concise collection holds host to sleek formals, low-cut Chukkas and Chelsea boots all using premium natural leathers with contrasting and textured finishes.

The County collection

Due to its timeless design and versatile wear, the County collection has become a firm favourite of both brand and customer. Beyond its uncomplicated aesthetic appeal, the careful selection of considered materials combined with the brand’s manufacturing expertise create a reliable footwear staple, well placed as an introduction to their formal shoe collection.

The Featherlite collection

By name and by nature, the Featherlite design focus is to create the ultimate comfort casual shoe to support and protect the larger foot.  The combination of premium waxed and oiled leathers, soft textile linings and lightweight flex EVA soles, produce a practical yet well balanced collection.

Feedback from both retailer and consumer suggests that this particular sector will continue to grow, therefore, the brand remains committed to strengthening their extra large collection and SS18 will see the introduction of two new styles in this collection alone.  Looking ahead, Pod are keen to consolidate their position in the market as a specialist footwear brand, recognised for offering a comprehensive footwear range of both style and substance.

View the full Pod men's collection.

Make an appointment to view the Pod XL collection.

Visit the Pod footwear stand at Moda this February - Stand J40.

 
CWB Magazine: The Schoolwear Show Preview

For 2018, Pod footwear has created a comprehensive BTS collection with a focus on tough leathers for low maintenance, specialist constructions for comfort and a hint of heritage. Expanding on the strength of last year’s collection due to its wipe-clean, water, scuff and stain-resistant Sebago leather, the Pilot collection sees four new additions; a four-eyelet lace-up, a sporty slip-on, a double strap and a two lace wallaby. Introducing a fresh new range comprised of two styles, the River collection is constructed using the complex Californian method for super soft comfort, fit and flexibility. Finally, following the success of the women’s Heritage re-launch earlier this year, the original 80s Pod –T-bar sandal has been officially launched as part of the 2018 BTS collection.

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod Back to School collection

 
Footwear Today // Brand Profile

What’s the story behind the brand?

Pod was established in 1976 by footwear veterans Tony Richardson and Bill Dickenson, who together found a gap in the market for essentially a casual jean shoe. In those days everyday fashion was quite limited and Pod reached success with their unique designs (which subsequently form our Pod Heritage collection), use of soft leathers and wide array of colours. Their complex Veldtshoen construction also made them incredibly comfortable to wear. Over time the brand gained a strong cult following which largely remains today.

Is there a brand philosophy?

Fundamentally we are an easy-wear, comfort casual brand with a contemporary edge. Our focus has always been towards continued product development so that we are able to offer a quality product at a fair and competitive price point.

What sets this brand apart from the rest? 

As a result of our commitment to product development, we have strengthened the brand through diversification and now have a strong repertoire of collections ranging from infants ‘Podlers’ to our Heritage brand. In fact, our fastest growing market is our comprehensive XL collection, which offers sizes up to an EU 52/UK 17.

We have also remained a relatively small sized company; all design and development takes place in-house to ensure product continuity and brand authenticity. This also means that we are able to have a direct and approachable line of communication with retailers, which inevitably forms a solid relationship.

Where is the brand assembled/manufactured?

Today, manufacturing takes place in Portugal, China and India with design, product development and brand operations at the Pod head office in Olney, Buckinghamshire, a stone’s throw away from where the brand began in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Who is the agent?

Aegis Shoes have been the Pod licensees since 2008 and we have a various regional sales agents.

How is the brand marketed? Do you use social networking?

We have an active following via the usual social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, with particularly high interaction through the Pod Heritage facebook page. As a small company we simply cannot compete with the large marketing budgets of many of our competitors so just like in the original Pod era, our most valuable marketing medium is through word of mouth. To give an example, the reasoning behind the re-launch of our Pod Heritage range was down to the persistence and demand from our Pod followers.

Any famous customers?

Aside from various fashion bloggers such as Hannah Rochell from En Brogue, we’re not sure but who knows! It is very possible, especially given the recent resurgence of retro and vintage fashion. In fact our most popular Heritage styles are appropriately named Gallagher, Jagger and Marley.

In terms of well known retailers, we supply a diverse number of shops including Russell and Bromley, McElhinneys, Scorpio Shoes and Walk Tall, many of whom have been with us right from the beginning.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod - 'Male Order' Boutique magazine 2017

A FRESH TWIST ON A CLASSIC

The AW Paul O'Donnell collection by Pod presents a fresh approach to the traditional Gibson with key styles Boston in bordo and Vermont in cognac. Perforated leather uppers, sleek contours and tapered toe-shapes demonstrate a nod to the classic.

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod men's collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
The Original T-bar Sandal by Pod Heritage Footwear Today magazine July 2017

Marley // The original T-Bar sandal by Pod Heritage

Following the sell-out success of the re-launched Pod twin-strap sandal earlier this year, Pod Heritage continue with their retro revival for AW17 with plans to introduce limited edition colours to the collection, including bottle green, cardinal red and rich plum.

Originally launched circa 1980 and adopted by fashion’s counter culture as an iconic footwear staple, the T-bar sandal soon became one of Pod’s most recognised designs.

Through meticulous development with creative input from the original designer, the twin-strap sandal preserves its authenticity, incorporating fundamental design details such as the 1977 Jubilee flag, ‘star fall’ vamp punching and distinctive double buckle, complete with retro Podman swingtag.

Beyond its uncomplicated aesthetic appeal, the T-bar achieves a supreme comfort factor as a result of Pod’s unique ‘bag-lasted’ construction method; a Veldtshoen technique that naturally creates increased comfort and supportive moulding through wear.

The re-launch of the T-bar sandal has been driven by strong demand from the veteran Pod followers and original independent retailers such as Scorpio Shoes in Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Furthermore, the heritage brand are witnessing a new wave of followers from a more contemporary  audience with interest from fashion bloggers such as Hannah Rochell from the renowned ‘flat shoe enthusiast’ blog En Brogue.

Read the latest edition of Footwear Today.

If you'd like to become a Pod Heritage retailer please contact the Pod Office.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Pod Heritage - 'Male Order' Boutique magazine May 2017

Reviving the classics

Heritage brand Pod continues with the re-launch of its two original designs; the Gallagher Pin-Punch and the Quilted Jagger. Initially released in 1976 as 'the original jean shoe', the designs gained aclaim for their bold us of colour, distinctive upper details and unique Veldtshoen stitch-down construction.

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod men's collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod - 'Male Order' Boutique magazine April 2017

Peas in a Pod

The new season Paul O'Donnell by Pod, sees the introduction of Pavlos. Stepping away from the collection's formal style, Pavlos offers a fresh approach to active design by combining a range of functional contrasting materials. Available in sizes 40-46.

 

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod men's collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// En Brogue

"I Pod, you Pod, we all Pod"
Fashion writer, author and fabulous flat shoe enthusiast, En Brogue has featured the Pod Heritage Marley T-bar sandal in her latest blog post, describing them as "crazily comfortable retro shoes"...We'll take that!

Read the full article at www.enbrogue.com

Photo credit: En Brogue

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// Boutique magazine March 2017

Marley and me

Introducing Pod Heritage's reimagined original T-bar sandal

Driven by demand from the brand's verteran follwers, Pod continue to revel in their footwear heritage with the release of a ladies' twin-strap T-bar sandal under the Pod Heritage brand. Originally launched circa 1980 as a straight forward girls' school shoe, the T-bar was subsequently adopted by fashion's counter culture as an iconic footwear staple and soon became one of Pod's most iconic designs. Through meticulous development with creative input from the original designer, the twin-strap sandal preserves its authenticity, incorporating fundamental design details such as the 1977 Jubilee flag, 'star fall' vamp punching and distinctive double buckle, complete with retro Podman swingtag. Beyong its uncomplicated aesthic appeal, the T-bar achieves a supreme comfort factor as a result of Pod's unique bag-lasted construction method- a Veldtschoen techique that naturally creates increased comfort and supportive moulding through wear. Crafted using unlined soft leather uppers and secured with a heavy stitch to the contrast TPR sole, the T-bar sandal will be available in a trio of original colours: pertrol blue, baby pink and pillar box red.

If you'd like to become a Pod Heritage retailer please contact the Pod Office.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// Now in stock!

The Pod Heritage Marley T-bar sandal is now in stock! If they haven't arrived already, they are making their way to our five key independent stockists. Find them at Scorpio Shoes, Jake Shoes, Eleven Boutique, Bjorn Clogs and Eshoes.

If you'd like to become a Pod Heritage retailer please contact the Pod Office.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod - 'Male Order' Boutique magazine March 2017

The Perfect Pair

Finely tuned for the new season, the Paul O'Donnell collection of mens shoes by Pod sees the introduction of two key styles for AW17. An adaptation of the classic mens Chelsea boot, Oregon combines textured panelling with smooth burnished leathers, neat navy trims and a concealed zip. Genoa meanwhile provides a contemporary twist on the classic Gibson design with the use of soft goat uppers, contrast stitch lines and honey brown rubber soles.

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod men's collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Stockists// EShoes

With just over a week until the launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we take a look at our key Pod Heritage retailers, set to stock the iconic '80s sandal.

Proudly offering a dynamic collection of unique footwear to reflect the individuality of Britain’s fashion culture, Eshoes are the latest independent recruit to join the Pod Heritage retro revival.

www.eshoesdirect.co.uk

Contact the Pod Office to become a Pod Heritage stockist.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Stockists// Eleven Boutique

With just over a week until the launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we take a look at our key Pod Heritage retailers, set to stock the iconic '80s sandal.

An independent women’s fashion boutique situated in the heart of the Old Village, Cramlington. Eleven will tempt you inside with a promise to offer you ‘something a little different for a fresh approach to your wardrobe’: Perhaps a new outfit to match your new Pod shoes?

www.elevenboutique.co.uk

Contact the Pod Office to become a Pod Heritage stockist.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Stockists// Jake Shoes

With just over a week until the launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we take a look at our key Pod Heritage retailers, set to stock the iconic '80s sandal.

Showcasing a diverse collection of globally sourced footwear since 1975, Jake Shoes have been a dedicated Pod Heritage stockist for many years. With a natural instinct for fresh trends, you’ll be sure to find your perfect fit from this family-run business. Stocking both men’s and women’s Pod Heritage shoes. 

www.jakeshoes.co.uk

Contact the Pod Office to become a Pod Heritage stockist.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Stockists// Bjorn Clogs

With just over a week until the launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we take a look at our key Pod Heritage retailers, set to stock the iconic '80s sandal.


BJORN CLOGS – Scarborough

A rare family run business, specialising in hand-made bespoke clogs, all skilfully manufactured in-store. You’ll also find a wide range of eclectic British footwear brands, now including Pod Heritage footwear. Why not pop on a pair of clogs whilst you pay a visit?

www.bjornclogs.co.uk

Contact the Pod Office to become a Pod Heritage stockist.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Stockists// Scorpio Shoes

With just over a week until the launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we take a look at our key Pod Heritage retailers, set to stock the iconic '80s sandal.

SCORPIO SHOES- Spennymoor, Durham and Newcastle

Established in 1960, Scorpio Shoes has been a loyal Pod stockist since the very beginning. Having welcomed the men’s Pod Heritage revival in 2010, we are thrilled to announce that the Marley T-bar sandal is set to join the Scorpio family. Find the full men’s and women’s Pod Heritage shoe collection in their unmistakably independent stores.

www.scorpioshoes.com

Contact the Pod Office to become a Pod Heritage stockist.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// Launch Competition

To celebrate the long awaited launch of Marley, the original Pod T-bar sandal, we have decided to GIVE AWAY a free pair to one of our dedicated Pod followers.

To enter via Facebook, all you need to do is:

1. Be a 'liker' of the Pod Heritage Facebook page.
2. Like this post on Facebook.
3. Comment with your chosen colour and shoe size.
4. Sharing is not essential but is appreciated!

To enter via Instagram, all you need to do is:

1. Follow @pod_footwear
2. Like the ‘Win Me’ post.
3. #Repost using the hastags: #podheritage #theoriginalpodsandal #wearethepods

*Competition will close midnight on Sunday 12th March. Winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday 13th March.*

Good luck! PH.

 
The Pod men's Harvard // 'Male Order' Boutique magazine // February 2017

KEEPING IT CASUAL

Drawing on the brand's comfort casual ethos, the new season collection by Pod sees the introduction of Harvard. The style complements its comprehensive line of competitively priced quality casuals, which combine smooth leather uppers across four block colours, lightweight TPR wedge soles, leather and mesh linings as well as contrast stitching.

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Pod men's collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Moda Preview // The Pod Heritage collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Driven by demand from the brand’s veteran followers, Pod continue to revel in their footwear heritage with the release of the ladies’ twin-strap T-bar sandal under their Pod Heritage brand.

Originally launched circa 1980 as a straight forward girls’ school shoe, the T-bar was subsequently adopted by fashion’s counter culture as an iconic footwear staple and soon became one of Pod’s most recognised designs. The SS-AW17 collection will be on show at Moda.

 
Moda Preview // The Pod Back to School collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Known for competitively priced quality children's footwear, the  meticulously crafted Pod 'Back to School' collection continues with its 'Quality you can trust' campaign. From infants' to XL sizes.

 
Moda Preview // The Pod men's collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Showcasing a comprehensive range of men's casual and formal footwear up to XL sizes EU 52. Featured products include a new casual line which draws upon the brand's comfort ethos.

 
Moda Preview // The Pod Kinder collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Designed with the philosophy to support and protect developing feet, Pod have created the beautifully crafted Kinder collection using their unique stitch-out construction. New to AW17 is the girls' wide strap buckle boot.

 
Moda Preview // The Paul O'Donnell collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Offering high-end quality at a competitive price point, the Paul O’Donnell mens shoes collection by Pod masters the balance between classic and contemporary. Finely tuned for AW17, the style focus is on formal lace-up and slip-on styles, low-cut Chukkas and Chelsea boots, incorporating leather panelling, textured uppers and colour popping throughout.

 
Moda Fashion Exhibition // Preview the Pod AW17 collection

Moda Fashion Exhibitions, the UK's largest trade show is taking place between February 19 & 21. We invite you to preview the dynamic Pod AW17 collection.

Register for you complimentary tickets.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// Quality control:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we take a look at the final stages of the production line.

Quality Control

Once the shoes have passed through each individual station, they finally reach the quality control station where each pair is thoroughly inspected with meticulous attention to ensure a perfect pair of shoes.

View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// Burnishing:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we take a look at the final stages of the production line.

Burnishing

Blending the freshly stained leather, the upper is carefully burnished by hand, thus producing a perfectly polished shoe.

View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// Staining of the leather:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we take a look at the final stages of the production line.

Staining of the leather

Meticulously applied by hand, a concentrated stain is applied to the leather in order to enhance the natural colour of the hide, thus achieving a deep, rich colour.

View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// The cooling process:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we take a look at the final stages of the production line.

The cooling process

Following the heat activation, the shoes are chilled to set the cement.

 View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// The bonding process:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we take a look at the final stages of the production line.

The bonding process

Specialist footwear cement is added to both the sole and shoe. Once touch-dry, the uppers and soles are heated to activate the adhesive and subsequently combined.

View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod//In the making// The finishing touches:

The SS17 Paul O’Donnell collection is due to launch in our UK stockists very soon. Crafted in our established boot and shoe factory, specialising in producing high-end men’s formal and casual footwear, we will take a detailed look at the final stages of the production line. For now, we present a brief pictorial insight.

 View the SS17 Paul O'Donnell collection.

 
The SS17 focus - Rio by Pod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New to the Pod SS17 core collection is the classically understated Rio.

Deceptively simple, this considered design is comprised of smooth burnished leather uppers, breathable textile linings and slimline TPR soles. Finished with a discreetly embossed logo. The almond shaped tapered toe offers traditional formality whilst navy colour pop details add subtle contemporary notes to the design. Competitively priced and effortlessly versatile in wear, Rio achieves uncomplicated style at its finest.

Available in colours black and tan. Sizes 40-46.

View the full men's SS17 collection.

To become a Pod footwear retailer contact the Pod office.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

The original logo

In a time where statement footwear branding was rare and inferior imitations were high, the understated yet distinguishable signature logo gave the T-bar our mark of authenticity. Instantly recognisable, those three single letters were soon to unite a tribe of dedicated Pod followers.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

The iconic colours

Taken straight out of the archives, of which two feature in the original Pod catalogue, we’ve selected a trio of original colours to kick start the 2017 launch; petrol blue, baby pink and pillar box red.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

Flex TPR sole

Securely stitched underneath the leather upper, the slimline crepe effect sole provides soft cushioning for low impact, gentle grip and flexible wear whilst the natural gum tone subtly contrasts against the bold coloured hide.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

The Punching

Perhaps the most popular of vamp designs from the T-bar’s heyday, the favourably known ‘starfall’ punching masters the balance between classic and contemporary design, cleverly counterbalancing the rounded toe shape to flatter any shoe size.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

The construction

What gives a Pod Heritage shoe the comfort factor? It is important to treat your shoes with care but you may be forgiven for mistaking your Pods for an old pair of dependable slippers. The complex ‘bag-lasted’ construction makes them uniquely comfortable, gradually moulding to the natural contours and foot shape with wear.  An initial snug fit with a roomy toe space, the soft leather uppers will loosen slightly, increasing the temptation to slip them on and off.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

The twin-strap buckle

Elevating the single strap design, the twin-strap delivered a new concept to the classic T-bar. Secured with two heavy buckles, the additional strap not only creates aesthetic appeal but offers a more substantial fit.

 

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Marley // The original T-bar by Pod Heritage// The Details:

Originally launched circa 1980 as a straight forward school shoe and subsequently adopted by fashion’s counter culture as a footwear staple, the T-bar gained its reputation as one of Pod’s most iconic designs.  Instantly recognisable from every stitch and contour, there is much more to this deceptively uncomplicated design than meets the eye. Let us introduce you, step by step, to the finer details.

The 1977 jubilee flag

Firmly stitched to the heel counter, directly above the Pod trapezium logo, the 1977 Jubilee flag expresses a nod to the brand’s heritage. Historically mistaken for the French Tricolore flag, which unexpectedly gave the design increased cachet, the red white and blue ribbon soon became a fundamental feature.

View the complete Pod Heritage collection.

 
Paul O'Donnell by Pod - 'Male Order' Boutique magazine January 2017

NEW CLASSICS

"Striking a balance between classic and contemporary, the Paul O'Donnell collection by Pod features rich burnished leather, slim line soles and tapered toe-shapes."

Available up to an EU size 50

Showing at Moda UK this February Stand I 41

Contact the Pod sales office to view the new Paul O'Donnell collection

Read the full Boutique magazine online

 
Marley// The original Pod T-bar sandal by Heritage: Launch Information

After a much anticipated wait, the arrival of Marley, the original ladies Pod T-bar sandal is almost here. Below, you'll find the essential 'need to know' information:


Date of launch: Mid to late March

Colours: Petrol blue - Baby pink - Pillar box red

Size range: EU 36-42 (UK 3-8)

RRP: £50

Key Stockists:

Bjorn Cloggs www.bjornclogs.co.uk

Jake Shoes www.jakeshoes.co.uk

Scorpio Shoes www.scorpioshoes.com

Eleven Boutique www.elevenboutique.co.uk

 

 

View the Pod Heritage collection

Join the Pod Heritage facebook nostalgia

Contact the Pod Heritage HQ for wholesale enquiries

 
The SS17 focus - Marley: The original T-bar sandal by Pod Heritage

Driven by demand from the brand’s veteran followers, Pod continue to revel in their footwear heritage with the release of the ladies’ twin-strap T-bar sandal under their Pod Heritage brand. 

Originally launched circa 1980 as a straight forward girls’ school shoe, the T-bar was subsequently adopted by fashion’s counter culture as an iconic footwear staple and soon became one of Pod’s most recognised designs.

Through meticulous development with creative input from the original designer, the twin-strap sandal preserves its authenticity, incorporating fundamental design details such as the 1977 Jubilee flag, ‘star fall’ vamp punching and distinctive double buckle, complete with retro Podman swingtag.

Beyond its uncomplicated aesthetic appeal, the T-bar achieves a supreme comfort factor as a result of Pod’s unique ‘bag-lasted’ construction method; a Veldtshoen technique that naturally creates increased comfort and supportive moulding through wear.

Crafted using unlined soft leather uppers, secured with a heavy stitch to the contrast TPR sole, the T-bar sandal will be available in a trio of original colours; petrol blue, baby pink and pillar box red.

Contact the Pod Heritage office for wholesale enquiries.

Like the Pod Heritage FB page to join the nostalgia.


 
The SS17 focus - PAULO Navy for Paul O'Donnell

Exercising a nod to the brand’s late nineties’ identity through his athletic qualities, Paulo offers something quite different to the Pod SS17 collection with his latest men's shoes. 

Easy wear comfort for active feet is at the core of this design, without reaching to the extreme of the conventional training shoe.  This successful balance in design has been achieved through the combined use of contrasting materials including breathable mesh vamps, goat-milled nubuck quarters, soft suede back counters and contrasting leather trim. Advanced lightweight shock absorbent soles and padded insocks create supreme comfort to satisfy the most demanding of feet on the go. 

 

View the full men’s footwear collection here.

To become a Pod Footwear retailer contact the Pod Office.


 
The SS17 focus - Cali Navy for Paul O’Donnell

 

 

Challenging the classic Gibson design with a sleek almond toe shape and clever design features, Cali achieves effortless style in its simplicity. The advanced alcohol washed tanning process produces a tactile nubuck feel to the burnished leather uppers whilst the sheep and textile linings provide ultra smooth and soft comfort.  

Subtle injections of colour in the form of a daring red top lace and light contrast stitch lines create an air of playfulness to the design. Meanwhile, carefully considered practical features, such as the low impact heel cap concealed within the slimline rubber soles uphold Cali as a model of both style and substance.

View the full men’s footwear collection here.

To become a Pod Footwear retailer contact the Pod Office.


 
The SS17 Paul O’Donnell Comfort-Lite collection

You may have noticed that our focus has very much been on the super sleek Paul O’Donnell collection; a versatile formal line that offers high-end quality at a competitive price point. But have you been acquainted with the equally impressive Comfort-Lite collection? 

Running alongside the core Paul O’Donnell range, Comfort-Lite has been meticulously designed for the well seasoned gent who requires a little added comfort and support in his choice of footwear. Through the use of of lightweight EVA soles, cushioned PU insoles and smooth high-grade cow crust leather uppers, the concise collection fulfils its desire to create the ultimate formal comfort footwear in the form of classic lace-up style named Yukon, available in black and brown.

View the full collection here or contact the Pod sales office to book your visit with one of our regional sales agents today.

 
Paul O'Donnell - Boutique-magazine Editorial September 2016 Issue - Page 50

 

The Paul O’Donnell collection by Pod footwear

Now in its 40th year, independent British brand Pod footwear is set to release a new men’s formal line to join their already comprehensive repertoire of men’s casual, children’s and heritage collections. 

Branded as ‘Paul O’Donnell’, a light humoured expansion of the name Pod, the concise collection offers high-end quality at a competitive price point, targeting the demanding gent who requires style, comfort and versatility in his choice of footwear.

Mastering the balance between classic and contemporary, the AW16 style focus is on; sleek Chelsea boots, detailed chukkas and contemporary wing tip brogues. Fundamental design components include premium hand-burnished leather uppers, ultra soft full leather linings and durable flex tunit soles with subtle injections of accent colours and detailed perforations throughout.

Running alongside the core range is the Paul O’Donnell Comfort Lite collection, which takes the brand’s staple styles to the next level of comfort and support through lightweight EVA soles, ultra cushioned PU insocks and high-grade cow crust leather uppers. 

According to company director, Dennis McNeil, initial reaction to the collection has been strong, “Already, we have experienced high levels of sales and top-up orders for the current range with keen interest for next year’s collection.”

The much anticipated SS17 line will see an introduction of textured and weave vamps, contrasting block colour details and enhanced TPU heels, with further design tweaks throughout the collection. 

 

Available to order - contact us on 01234 240 440 or email sales@aegisshoes.co.uk

 


 
The Pod SS17 Featherlite collection

We are often asked what defines a Pod shoe.  Whilst we offer an extensive range of men’s, children’s and heritage footwear, our philosophy remains as relevant to one style as the next.  For us it is simple; quality, comfort and versatility are paramount to each individual design.  With that in mind, let us introduce you to the SS17 Pod Featherlite collection.

By name and by nature, the Featherlite design focus is to create the ultimate comfort casual shoe using the highest grade materials. Comprised of a trio of styles, named Hawk, Osprey and Eagle (a lace-up, loafer and boot, respectively), the collection features waxed and oiled leather uppers, soft textile linings, breathable leather insocks and lightweight flex EVA soles.

 

Not exclusively about comfort; the contrasting stitch lines, subtle colour-play and layered panelling master the design balance between smart and casual, making the Featherlite the perfect ‘go-to’ footwear choice for any occasion.

View the full collection here or contact the Pod sales office to book your visit with one of our regional sales agents today.

 


 
Paul O'Donnell - As seen on Boutique-magazine August 2016 Issue - Page 30

Offering high-end quality at competitive price points, the Paul O’Donnell formal collection targets the demanding man who requires style, comfort and versatility. 

In the core line this AW16 the focus is on sleek chelsea boots, detailed chukkas and contemporary wing tip brogues. Fundamental design components include premium hand-burnished leather uppers, ultra-soft full leather linings, durable tunit soles with subtle accent colours and detailed perforations throughout.

For the seasoned gent who requires comfort and support, the Paul O’Donnell ‘Comfort-lite’ collection features removable cushioned PU insoles, lightweight EVA soles and high-grade cow crust leather uppers.

Available to order - contact us on 01234 240 440 or email sales@aegisshoes.co.uk


 
The Podlers SS17 kids canvas collection

We feel like kids in a sweet shop with the arrival of the Podlers SS17 collection. With their bright as a button colours and sweet bubblegum scented soles, they look good enough to eat! And with Pod’s 40 years of experience within the shoe industry, each one has been carefully designed with developing feet in mind. Take a closer look at the detail:

  • Quick-rip fastening
  • Easy pull heel tab
  • Durable toe bumper
  • Wiggle room
  • Lightweight rubber soles
  • Easy grip rubber tab
  • Breathable canvas uppers 

With each of the nine canvas Podlers as irresistible as the next, we just can’t decide which ones are our favourites; is it Binky and Bumble or Speedy and Spot? Why not decide for yourself and book a viewing with one of our regional sales agents today?

Place your orders as soon as possible: Order deadline is second week of September for mid-February 2017 delivery.

 

If you would like more details or to place an order, please contact our Pod Agents or click here to contact Aegis Shoes sales office.

Available only as Prepack - Total 14 Pairs
Size range EU 21-26, UK 4-9
RRP £14.99


 
The Pod children’s SS17 Kinder collection

Now with 40 years of experience within the shoe-making industry, Pod footwear have created the beautifully crafted children’s Kinder stitch-out line for SS17. With the philosophy to protect and support developing feet, the collection pays meticulous attention towards the following design components:

Ultra-soft sheep leather uppers for gentle comfort.

Durable TPR flex soles for sturdy and balanced steps.

Rounded toe-shape for plenty of room to wiggle and stretch. 

Breathable linings to promote air flow and ventilation.


 

Ballet classes, birthday parties and the occasional tree climb make a little girl’s life quite demanding and delicate feet require much care and attention. Meet Kirsty, the classic T-bar sandal. Her buckle fastening, super soft full sheep leather linings, cushioned insocks and delightful punched butterfly toe design will be sure to keep busy feet safe and secure from one important step to the next.


Pod Kirk, Boys rip-strap shoe

 

For eager explorers where playtime is a priority, Kirk features supportive padded ankle cuffs, breathable fabric tartan linings and a ‘quick rip’ strap with hidden elastication for speedy fastening.  With so much to see, there’s no time to waste, Kirk will be your little one’s faithful companion, ready for his next adventure. 

Kirsty and Kirk are available in sizes EU 20-25, 26-30 at RRP £28.00 and £30.00 respectively.

So come and play with the Pod Kinder collection and contact the Pod office for agent's details.

E: sales@aegisshoes

T: 01234 240 440


 
Pod T-Bar sandal development update

We know that you've all been waiting patiently for some news, so here is the latest with your questions answered.  

What is the Pod T-bar sandal?

For those of you who don't know what all the fuss is about, the Pod T-bar sandal was originally released circa 1980 as a simple girls' school shoe. Like many unique trends, fashion's counter-culture adopted the look and transformed the sandal into a statement unisex styleAs popularity grew, so did the number of design variations and colour options;  from dusky pink and lemon yellow to petrol denim and pillar-box red.

Why is the new release taking so long?

It may seem as though we are dragging our heels but rest assured, development is well under way. On appearance a seemingly simple design, the Pod stitch-down construction is quite a complex one to make. We have been busy behind the scenes to source a suitable specialist, so that the sandals are just right.

How much longer will it take?

While we are still in the development stages, we are making steady progress and the next batch of samples are due in a matter of weeks. They will still require some tweaking here and there but we will share some photos with you all as soon as they arrive.

When will they be available to buy?

The shoe industry operates on a different timescale and we are always working at least one year ahead of the current collection, therefore, subject to a good reaction from retailers and of course our Pod fans, we are hoping for a launch date of next spring.

What can we do to help bring back the Pod T-bar sandal?

We have always been a small independent company without a large advertising budget so we really do rely on our dedicated Pod followers to spread the Pod word. Here's what we'd like you to do:

  • Tell your favourite footwear retailer how much you love Pod Heritage shoes so that they get to hear about us.
  • Keep active on the Pod Heritage FB page; we always listen to your feedback and find it very helpful throughout the development process.
  • Share your memories of your original Pod shoes and even photos if you can find them and let's keep the Pod nostalgia alive!

Back to the Pod Heritage FB page

12 July 2016


 
Pod Heritage featured in Boutique magazine June 2016

 

Independent British brand, Pod footwear is set to release original designs in celebration of their 40 years in the footwear industry.

Established in 1976 within the shoe manufacturing capital of Northamptonshire, the Pod brand gained acclaim for their unique Veldtshoen stitch-down designs, which became widely regarded as 'the original jean shoes'. 

Now branded Pod Heritage, the retro designs have been revamped in collaboration with the original designers and specialised production methods have brought the shoes into the 21st century. 

Director of the brand, Dennis McNeil comments, “The opportunity to work alongside the original designers has enabled us to preserve the authenticity of the brand throughout the development process, with meticulous attention towards each design detail, right down to the last stitch."

With the focus on the two most iconic designs;  the 'Pin-Punch' (Gallagher) and 'Quilted vamp' (Jagger) styles are comprised of super soft coloured leather uppers in full-grain and nubuck, natural crepe soles, double-row contrast stitching, full leather linings and woven rope laces, all complete with the original 'Podman' swing tag and 1977 Jubilee flag. Furthermore, through high levels of demand from dedicated fans and independent retailers, development of the ladies' twin strap T-bar sandal is well underway.

Not just a heritage brand, Pod has continued to expand their core business over the four decades into men's formal and casual, children's 'back to school' and infants' 'Podlers' shoes.  

Whilst the footwear industry remains highly competitive, the Pod brand has demonstrated its resilience over the decades by maintaining its philosophy of providing comfort and quality through continual diversification, investment and development.

Read the full article/magazine here, page 56

Contact Details

E: sales@aegisshoes

T: 01234 240 440

 
40th anniversary of Pod footwear - ENTER to Win a pair of Jagger!

 

Did you know that June 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Pod footwear?

Throughout our four decades we have paid witness to some rather revolutionary fashion trends. We've lived through the highs of the platform era, witnessed the rebellious punk collective and observed the mischievous Brit-pop antics. 

We think that this is something to celebrate, so over the coming weeks, we'll be stepping back in time to take a look at the history of Pod, exploring how it all began, revisiting the brand's iconic styles and revelling in our diverse cultural heritage.

But first, let's kick things off with a competition!  To celebrate turning 40, we're giving away a pair of the iconic Pod Heritage 'Jagger' shoes worth £100. The so-called Quilted-front is the ultimate comfort shoe, comprising of luxurious padded leather uppers, natural crepe soles and full leather linings. Complete with original woven laces and Podman swingtags!

For your chance to win, head over to our Facebook page (click on the image above) and follow these three simple steps:

1. LIKE or be an existing liker of the Pod Heritage FB page.

2. COMMENT with the colour you'd like to win plus your shoe size.

3. SHARE this post.

Winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday 27th June. Good luck!


 
So what’s in a sole?

With the men’s Pod range there are mainly 4 types of sole that they use, but what is a Tunit, TPR, Crepe or EVA sole? And are there any benefits to any of them, well we thought we would give you just a little bit more information, not too much though as we it can get quite technical.

A Tunit Sole is made from Synthetic Vulcanised Rubber and is very durable and is ideal for shoes that do a lot of walking and as they are less likely to warp or degrade will not distort the shape of the shoe.

 

So what’s in a sole?

A TPR Sole is made from Thermoplastic Rubber, again another durable sole but it is also lightweight and designed for high comfort and flexibility.

 

So what’s in a sole?

A Crepe Sole is made from coagulated latex which is rolled into crinkled sheets giving it that distinctive look, it has a natural grip and also gives you bounce in your step and it is also flexible.

 

So what’s in a sole?

A EVA Sole is a dense foam, which acts very much like a durable shock absorber, but is also very tough, this type of sole was originally used for athletic shoe soles as it is also very light.

I hope that gives you a little more insight into what is in a sole and why the sole of your shoe is equally important to the style, comfort and design of any shoe.

 

 

 
Moda Show February 2016

 

We’re at the Moda Show at the NEC in Birmingham, showcasing Autumn Winter 2016 ranges, which starts today until Tuesday 23rd February and you can find us in Hall 18 on Stand H38.

Moda Show February 2016 

For our pod Heritage fans, you are really in for a treat!

Moda Show February 2016

 

 

 

 

All our agents are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our new styles, so that’s Dennis McNeil, Scott Savage who covers Northern England, Patrick Thomas who covers Southern England and Anthony Cassidy who covers Ireland, so if you are visiting please come and say hello!

Moda Show February 2016

 

Moda Show February 2016

 

 

These are just a few of the shoes that we are showing and your feedback means a lot to us, we will be providing more details once the ranges are finalised.

Moda Show February 2016

 

 

 

So please come and say hello and we hope to see you there!

 

 


 
Back to School 2016 – Boys County and Nevada Range

Both the Pod County and Pod Nevada are for the older school boy with sizes starting at EU32, but as they are a very stylish smart shoe they would also not be out of place for formal occasions or work placements.

Cow Burnished Leathers are used for both ranges with strong TPR soles and will be available from June 2016.

The Pod County range have micro fibre lining & sock and are in two styles Wessex & Durham which have been continued from last year due to their popularity and classic design.

 

Pod Wessex – 4 eyelet lace shoe – EU Sizes 32-35 RRP £40, Sizes 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP £55 and Large sizes 47-52 RRP £60

Pod Durham – slip on shoe – EU Size 32-35 RRP £40, Sizes 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP £55 and Large sizes 47-52 RRP £60

 

 

The Pod Nevada Range is a top-end shoe and comes in two new styles the Nathan and Nico which both have sheep lining & socks.

Back to School 2016 – Boys County and Nevada Range

 


Pod Nathan – 4 eyelet lace shoe – EU Size 40-46 RRP £65

Pod Nico – slip on shoe – EU Size 40-46 RRP £65

 

 

 

If you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.


 
Back to School 2016 - Boys Grip and Hardy Range

These shoes are for boys who are always busy doing important ‘boys stuff’. Both ranges are available in quick rip strap fastenings, durable TPR or PU soles and 100% leather for strength, breathability and comfort. Being in a natural leather these shoes worn by active boys will require regular polishing to make them look their best.

The Pod Grip Range comes in two styles and are made from cow burnished leathers and a PU Sole with removable socks.


Pod Giles – Boy’s shoe with double rip-strap – UK Size 8-12 RRP £30, Sizes 13-3 RRP £35

Pod Gus – New for BTS16 Boys shoe with triple rip-strap – UK Size 8-12 RRP £30, Sizes 13-3 RRP £35

 

 


The Pod Hardy Range also in two styles and are made from cow burnished leathers and have a TPR sole.

Back to School 2016 - Boys Grip and Hardy Range

Pod Harry – Boy’s shoe with double rip-strap – UK Size 8-2 RRP £35, Sizes 3-5 RRP £35

Pod Henry – New for BTS16 Boys shoe with triple rip-strap – EU Size 25-35 RRP £35.

 

 

 

 

Both ranges will be available from June 2016 and if you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

 
Back to School 2016 - Girls Texim and Kennedy Range.

Continuing with the Back to School 2016 ranges, we have the all girls Pod Texim which we have expanded to 3 styles and the Pod Kennedy, a girls brogue with a heavier sole.

 

The Pod Texim flagship shoe is the popular semi brogue black or brown Tina, and new for 2016 a leather black patent will also be available. Two new styles are added to this range, a pump and a rip-strap. All have mesh linings and a new black and silver leather sock.

Pod Tina – a lace up girl’s shoe, available in black or brown cow burnish leather and black cow burnish patent,  sizes 32 – 41 RRP £40, black patent 32 – 41 RRP £45 Back to School 2016 - Girls Texim and Kennedy Range.

 

 

 

Pod Tammy – available in black cow burnish leather, it is a girl’s pump  sizes 32 – 35 RRP £38, sizes 36 – 41 RRP £40

Pod Tara – available in black cow burnish leather, is a strap fastening girl’s shoe, sizes 32 – 35 RRP £38 

 

 

 

Back to School 2016 - Girls Texim and Kennedy Range.

 

 

 

The Pod Kennedy is a girl’s lace up brogue shoe with a heavy tread sole, made in black or brown cow burnish leather with floral print textile lining and leather sock, available in UK sizes 10-2 RRP £35, sizes 3-6 RRP £40

Both ranges will be available from June 2016. To place an order or enquire further details, please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Back to School 2016 – Kinder and Zena Shoe Range

Further to our Pod Premium School range we are also introducing the all girls Pod Zena Range and launching three new styles in the Kinder Range for Back To School 2016

The Pod Kinder Range are made from soft sheep leather and have a tough TPR Sole. The Patent on the Kelly is also in a soft sheep leather, and has a natural crinkle look.

 

Pod Kieran – Boy’s boot with double rip-strap - Size 20-25 RRP £30, Sizes 26-35 RRP £35

Pod Kelly – Girls shoe with rip-strap, available in patent or leather - Size 20-25 RRP £30, Sizes 26-35 RRP £35

Pod Kylie – Girls T-bar shoe - Size 20-25 RRP £30, Sizes 26-35 RRP £35

 

 

 

The Pod Zena Range is girls only in two styles and feature textile floral print socks & linings, TPR soles and rip strap fastening.

Back to School 2016 – Kinder and Zena Shoe Range

Pod Mira – Is available in Cow Burnish Leather or Leather Patent - Size 28-31 RRP £34, Sizes 32-35 RRP £36, Sizes 36-40 RRP £38

Pod Maddie – Is available in Cow Burnish Leather - Size 28-31 RRP £34, Sizes 32-35 RRP £36, Sizes 36-40 RRP £38

 

 

 

 

Both ranges will be available from June 2016 and if you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.

 



 
Back to School 2016 - Premium Range

This year we are introducing two premium school shoe ranges, the Pod Stag and the Pod Terrain. Boys tend to be harder on shoes, they get them dirtier and scuff them more frequently, so with this in mind the Stag and Terrain ranges are made in Permair Leather. This leather is scuff resistant, breathable, water resistant (not water proof - better stick to wellies to jump puddles!) and best of all it wipes clean, so there is no need to regularly polish them. Click here for more info on Permair leather (link will take you to the Permair website).

 

 

The Pod Stag has four new styles for Back to School 2016 and feature mesh collars, removable socks, and uppers stitched to hard-wearing TPR soles.

Pod Scout - 4 Eyelet Flat Lace - Size 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP £55

Pod Stuart - Slipon - Size 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP: £55

Pod Sid - 3 Eyelet Flat Lace - Size 32-35 RRP £40, Sizes 36-39 RRP £45

Pod Steve - Double rip-strap - Size 32-35 RRP £40, Sizes 36-39 RRP £45


 


 

Back to School 2016 - Premium Range

 

The Pod Terrain is a sportier shoe style in 3 designs, and are available also in Black Permair Leather and features removable socks, toe-heel-quarter stitched to uppers, and available in large sizes EU47 to 50 (Taylor and Taz)

Pod Taylor - New Design for BTS16 - 4 Eyelet Flat Lace - Size 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP £55, Sizes 47-50 RRP £60

Pod Taz - New Design for BTS16 - Slipon - Size 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-46 RRP £55, Sizes 47-50 RRP £60

Pod Taurus - Double rip-strap - Size 36-39 RRP £45, Sizes 40-41 RRP £55

 

 

 

 

Both the Pod Stag and the Pod Terrain are designed to be sturdy, comfortable and easy to maintain.

If you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.


 


 
New Men’s Pod Nevada Range for Spring Summer 2016

The Men’s Pod Nevada is our final range that we will be releasing for Spring Summer 2016, and fall in the men’s smart shoes category. This style is to replace the Pod Barletta range.

New Men’s Pod Nevada Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

We have the new Pod men’s Nico, which is a very classic smart slip on shoe and the Pod men’s Nathan, a classic lace up, both have sleek slightly square toes and stitching detail to the side. 

New Men’s Pod Nevada Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

Both the Pod Nico and the Pod Nathan are available in Tan, Brown and Black and in sizes EU 40-46, with an RRP of £65.


New Men’s Pod Nevada Range for Spring Summer 2016

 


If you would like more details or to place an order (available for delivery after mid March 2016), then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.

New Men’s Pod Nevada Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
New Children’s Kinder Range for Spring Summer 2016

We weren’t only content to launch a big range of Podlers canvas shoes for children, we have also introduced a new range Kinder, and these are equally adorable for those small feet.

The Kinder range are of a stitchout design, on a sturdy TPR sole. They feature a strong stitch round the sole edge, are all leather including lining and insole and are available in two designs for the girls and two for the boys.

New Children’s Kinder Range for Spring Summer 2016

Boots are in for the boys! We have the Kai and the Kieran, the Pod Kai is Suede Navy lace up boot and the Pod Kieran a navy double riptape strap boot.

New Children’s Kinder Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

New Children’s Kinder Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

For the girls, we have the Katy and Kelly, they are both patent shoes with a single riptape strap, the Pod Katy in Navy and the Pod Kelly comes in burgundy.

New Children’s Kinder Range for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

The Pod Kinder range are available in sizes EU20- EU25 with RRP of £30 and EU26 – EU35 at RRP of £35.

If you would like more details or to place an order (available for delivery after mid March 2016), then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.

 

 
New Pod Men’s Terrain for Spring Summer 2016

We can’t control ourselves this year with all the great new Pod shoes we are offering in our Spring Summer 2016 ranges and here is yet another one.

 New Pod Men’s Terrain for Spring Summer 2016

 

Continuing the popular Terrain Range of Men’s rugged casual shoes, we have introduced the new Pod Taz and Pod Thor which are slip-on shoes, the rip-tape strap Pod Tirol and the new lace-up Pod Taylor.

 

 

 

 

New Pod Men’s Terrain for Spring Summer 2016

They all come in Nutmeg distressed natural leathers and are available in sizes from EU40 - EU46 with RRP of £55 and large EU47 – EU50 at RRP of £60.

New Pod Men’s Terrain for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like more details or to place an order (available for delivery after mid February 2016), then please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

 

 

Northern England

 

Scott Savage Mobile: 0781 520 9729 Email: savageagencies@talktalk.net

 

Southern England

 

Patrick Thomas Mobile: 07823 448 068 Email: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

 

Ireland - Northern & Republic

 

Anthony Cassidy Mobile: 00353 8681 91944 Email: afcassidy@eircom.net

 


 
Introducing Paul O’Donnell by Pod

At Pod Footwear we are pleased to announce a new Pod Brand, Paul O’Donnell. This new range will appeal to a more up-market shopper.


Introducing Paul O’Donnell by Pod

 

 

The first shoe in the new Paul O’Donnell range is the Men’s Memphis, which is a very smart brogue that is available in Tan and Navy, it is made using a very soft leather and has a TPR sole. 

Introducing Paul O’Donnell by Pod

 

 

 

The Memphis will be available from March 2016 in sizes EU40 – EU46 with a RRP of £75.

 

 

 

 

If you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents or click here to contact us.

 

 


 
New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016

Due to the increasing demand for our Featherlite Range the Pod Kestrel and Pod Cobra are back for another season.


New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

This range is primarily designed for comfort, be light to wear, and with a sporty look suitable for casual everyday occasions.

 

 

New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016

 

New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

 

For Spring Summer 2016 we have the Featherlites in the usual popular colours Tan, Brown and Navy in matt leathers. We have also introduced a new colour, Stone in Nubuck, available in both the lace and slip-on styles. A further change is the additional Pod oval badge branding to the heel.

New Pod Featherlite for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

If you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

 

 

 

 

Northern England

Scott Savage Mobile:  0781 520 9729 Email: savageagencies@talktalk.net

Southern England

Patrick Thomas Mobile:  07823 448 068 Email: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

Ireland - Northern & Republic

Anthony Cassidy Mobile:  00353 8681 91944 Email: afcassidy@eircom.net



 
New Spiders for Spring Summer 2016

 

Of course we are not talking about the 8 legged variety but our Pod Spider Range, where we are introducing the Serge and the Sven which are another great addition to the Pod casual range.

New Spiders for Spring Summer 2016

Both The Pod Serge and Pod Sven are available in EU Men’s sizes 40-46 (RRP £55) and 47-50 (RRP £60) which will be a great addition to the Pod Extra Large Range.  

 

 

 

 

New Spiders for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

They have a five eyelet sporty style on a TPR sole for those casual occasions and are available in 3 leather colourways, brown, coco and ink and will be available Early March 2016.

 

 

 

 

If you would like more details or to place an order, then please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

Northern England
 

Scott Savage
Mobile:  0781 520 9729
Email: savageagencies@talktalk.net

Southern England

Patrick Thomas
Mobile:  07823 448 068
Email: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

Ireland - Northern & Republic

Anthony Cassidy
Mobile:  00353 8681 91944
Email: afcassidy@eircom.net


 
Something New For Spring Summer 2016

We are introducing a new range for Men for Spring Summer 2016 and it’s the Lord Range. This range of men’s smart casual shoes come in two styles, the Lenny and the Lewis.

The SS16 Lord range are in Waxy Suede uppers and are a great addition to the Pod Casual footwear ranges. The Lewis is based on the traditional brogue and the Lenny is a simpler more classic style, both are slick and smart for today’s outgoing trendy man in chinos or jeans.

Something New For Spring Summer 2016

The Lewis is available in both Blue and Tan and the Lenny in Tan, both have a Gum TPR Sawtooth Sole and full leather linings and socks and will be available Mid-February 2016.

If you would like more details or place an order, then please contact our Agents listed below or click here to contact us.

Northern England

Scott Savage
Mobile: 0781 520 9729
Email: savageagencies@talktalk.net

Southern England

Patrick Thomas
Mobile:  07823 448 068
Email: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

Ireland - Northern & Republic

Anthony Cassidy
Mobile: 00353 8681 91944
Email: afcassidy@eircom.net

 
Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

We have a new range of Podlers Canvas shoes for toddlers in our Spring Summer 2016 collection and they are as cute as ever and very colourful, with sweet scented soles. We have three new styles for the boys and four styles for the girls, so great choice and honestly who couldn’t resist any of them and they are available from mid February 2016.


Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 

 

We have the Podlers Canvas Candy for the girls in white & pink or navy & pink with a strap fastening and loads of cushioning to ensure they are really comfy.

 

 

Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 


Next we have the Podlers Canvas Jake for boys with two strap fastening and little train detail on the fasteners.

 

 

 

Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 


Then we have the Podlers Canvas Lucy & Lottie for the girls, both in pink but with different designs but equally adorable.

 

 

Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 

Next is the Podler Canvas Max for the boys, which is predominately brown & orange with a lace feature.

 

 

 

Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 

Last style for girls is the Podlers Canvas Petal in a new exciting colour-way Lilac, they come with pink laces detail and available in white & lilac or navy & lilac.

 

 

Podlers Canvas are back for Spring Summer 2016

 

And the final style for the boys is the Podlers Canvas Rocket, which has a space design with stars.

 

 

 

The Podlers canvas range are very popular and have sold well the last couple years. If you would like more details or wish to place an order, please contact your local Pod Agent listed below or click here to contact us.

Please note shoe availability is due to meeting factory minimum order quantity target.

Northern England

Scott Savage

Mobile: 0781 520 9729

Email: savageagencies@talktalk.net


Southern England

Patrick Thomas

Mobile:  07823 448 068

Email: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk


Ireland - Northern & Republic

Anthony Cassidy

Mobile: 00353 8681 91944

Email: afcassidy@eircom.net

 
POD Back to School 2015 Range

We have been talking about our new Back to School Range since we showed them at the Moda Footwear Show in February and now the wait is almost over as they will be arriving at retailers in the coming weeks of June/July.

Some of the most popular styles such as the Pod Saul and Stan, and Pod Tony and Trail and the smart shoe Pod Bono are continued over in this year’s range. This Back to school season we have introduced new styles to watch out for, such as the smart girls Pod Sonita and Solar, both available in shiny black leather patent. For the boys there are the Pod Giles and Grant, Pod Harry and Taurus, and the plain toe Stratos, all in durable black leather. Ask your retailer for POD back to school shoes!


POD Back to School 2015 Range

 

So watch out for our new Pod Back to School range when you are buying your Children’s school schools ready for their new school term in September.

 
POD Autumn Winter 2015 Ranges - New and Updated

 

Our Agents are now out and about selling our Autumn Winter 2015 New POD ranges and we have a lovely big selection of new shoes to offer, in Podler, Boy’s, Girl’s, Men’s and Men’s Large.

In New Podlers, we have Hannah, Holly and Harley, which are all patent and as cute as all the Podler range shoes are, these are available in sizes EU22 – 31.



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In the new Boy’s Ranges, we have the Giles, Gary, Geoff and Grant in the Grip Range and we also have Harry in the Hardy Range, all these boys’ shoes are available in sizes UK8 - 12 and UK13 – 5.

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For the Girls, we have the new Sonita and Solar in the Skip Range, these are available in black leather and black patent in sizes 22 - 31 

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For the Men, we have the Lance and Liam in the Lord Range, these are a Derby style shoe and are available in sizes 40 – 46.

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The New Wessex and Durham in the County Range are both black formal shoes and are available in Boys sizes EU32 – 35 and 36 – 39, Men’s 40 – 46 and Large 47 – 52.

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Featherlite Range for Men in standard sizes 40-46 are in new leathers and colours, tan, brown and navy.

And we still have the favourites from our Terrain Range, Woodland Range, Spider Range, Barletta Range and our Cooper Range.

 

Please contact your local agents for more information.

 

Northern England: Scott Savage

Mobile: 0781 520 9729

E-mail: savageagencies@talktalk.net

 

Southern England: Patrick Thomas

Mobile: 0782 344 8068

E-mail: patrick.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

 

Ireland (Northern & Republic): Anthony Cassidy

 

Mobile:     00353 8681 91944

Fax:         00353 4297 42010

E-mail: afcassidy@eircom.net

 

Cut off date for orders to be placed is mid-April 2015

 

Click here for the full brochure.

 

 
Hooray –Pod Men’s Featherlite have arrived for Spring Summer!

Primarily designed for comfort, light as a feather to wear, the sporty look Cobra and Kestral are perfect for everyday occasions.

Available in two colours  - Dusty Blue or  Coffee.

For more details about Pod Kestrel and Cobra click here 

Pod Cobra and Kestral will be available in the following stores just in time for Easter.

 

United Kingdom:

Brassington Bros - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

SR Shoes - Cockermouth, Cumbria

J & B Wagstaff - Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Arnold Jean - Nottingham

North Shoes - Peterborough

Click here to view The Pod Shoes Stockists details

Hooray –Pod Men’s Featherlite have arrived for Spring Summer!

Northern Ireland:

Russells - Omagh

Dessies - Armagh, Co. Armagh

Wallaces of Ballymena - Balleymena, Co. Antrim

Bishops - Coleraine, Co. Londonderry

Wallaces - Antrim  Town, Co. Antrim 

Cordners - Portadown, Co. Armagh

McCartans - Down Patrick, Co. Down

E O'Hare - Warren Point, Co. Down

Mooreheads - Newry, Co. Down

S & K Shoes - Castlederg, Co Tyrone

Thompson Footwear - Cookstown, Co. Tyrone (Only available from April)

Click here to view The Pod Shoes Stockists details

Hooray –Pod Men’s Featherlite have arrived for Spring Summer!

Republic of Ireland:

Cordners - Navan

Cordners - Sligo

O'Reilly Footwear - Cavan, Co. Cavan

McElhinney - Balleyboffy, Co. Donegal 

Byron Distributors (Multiple Branches) - Rosscommon

Top Style - Dundalk, Co. Louth

Keegans - Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 

Simon Hart (Korkies) - Dublin City 

Hand Footwear - Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Murray Shoes - Galway City, Co. Galway

Logues - Galway City, Co. Galway

Nevils - Limerick City, Co. Limerick

E & M Stores - Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Panache - Dungannon, Co. Clare

Pat MacCarthy - Ennis, Co. Clare

Jean Depot x 8 - Wexford / Wicklow / Limerick (Only available from April)

Phelan Shoes – Waterford (Only available from April)

Click here to view The Pod Shoes Stockists details

Hooray –Pod Men’s Featherlite have arrived for Spring Summer!

 

 
Sneak Peek of Moda Footwear Show 2015

In our last blog we gave you details of the 2015 Moda Footwear Show at the NEC in Birmingham that starts on Sunday and runs through until Monday (15th – 17th February), where we will be showcasing our new Autumn Winter 2015 range, our Back To School 2015 range and also some new 2015 Podlers.

Well we are really busy getting ready for the show and we will be on stand Y8, but we thought we would give you some sneak peeks of a few more of the shoes that will be on display, so please take a look below.

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Sneak Peek of Moda Footwear Show 2015

 

The Moda Footwear show at The NEC in Birmingham and is open on the following times

Sun 15th 09:30 - 18:00

Mon 16th 09:30 - 18:00

Tue 17th 09:30 - 16:00

So come along to stand Y8 and say hello!

Dennis McNeil our Sales Director will be there along with our agents Anthony Cassidy, Scott Savage and Patrick Thomas. Click here for contact details.

 

 
MODA Footwear Show

Pod Footwear are pleased be at the next Show in February, Moda Footwear are renowned for being the premier buying event in the country within the industry, where over 400 brands assemble to display the largest variety of new season styles, with five dedicated product zones showcasing the best in footwear fashions.

You will find Pod Footwear on stand Y8, where we will be showcasing our new Back to School 2015 and Autumn Winter 2015 ranges.

In the Autumn Winter 2015 range, we will exhibit our Pod Featherlites, these leather shoes have been updated for our AW15 range and come in deep navy and tan, both with a smooth waxy finish.


MODA Footwear Show 

In our Back to School 2015 range, we will be displaying our new Boy’s Grip range, some additions to the Boy’s Stag range, updated Girls’ Skip range and of course some new Podlers also for girls.


MODA Footwear Show

The new Boy’s Grip range for 2015, comes in earthy nutmeg, deep navy and black with a choice of lace and Velcro.


MODA Footwear Show

We have added to the Boy’s stag range for 2015 a new round toe style and feature Permair® coated leather and are available in Velcro or lace up.


MODA Footwear Show

The girl’s Skip range updates for 2015 are shiny patent leather and matt black leather with quick release straps, these stylish shoes will appeal also for special occasions.


MODA Footwear Show

 

And our cutest of all the new Girl’s Podlers, in a timeless mary jane style patent leather shoe are perfect for any occasion and come with Velcro straps for easy fastening, a perfect treat for those little feet.

 

MODA Footwear Show

 

The Moda show is being held at The NEC in Birmingham and is open on the following times

SUN 15 09:30 - 18:00

MON 16 09:30 - 18:00

TUE 17 09:30 - 16:00

So come along to stand Y8 and say hello!

Dennis McNeil our Sales Director will be there along with our agents Anthony Cassidy, Scott Savage and Patrick Thomas. Click here for contact details.


 
New Pod Featherlite – Coming Spring Summer 2015

We are introducing a new men’s casual range for Spring Summer 2015 under the Pod Featherlite brand. This range is primarily designed for comfort, be very light to wear, and with a sporty look suitable for casual everyday occasions.

Two styles are available in the Featherlite range, a Kestrel lace-up and the slip-on Cobra.

New Pod Featherlite – Coming Spring Summer 2015 New Pod Featherlite – Coming Spring Summer 2015 

Both the Pod Kestrel and the Pod Cobra are a smart casual shoe with the usual Pod quality that you would expect and have been designed with comfort and style in mind.

They are made of cow nubuck leather and come in two colour variations, coffee with accents of beige or dusty blue with red features, and they have been made using the strobel construction method, which means that they offer better flexibility and strength, which also improves the comfort.

And the comfort doesn’t stop there as we have used a two tone EVA sole, an ideal shock absorber and very light weight.

Both the Kestrel and Cobra come in Men’s sizes 40-46 with a RRP of £65.00

 

 

If you are interested in the Featherlite range, please contact our office or one of our agents here.

Or if you would like to take a look at the full range of Pod shoes that we have available, please click here.

 

 

 


 
Autumn is Here!

 

We have some great new Men’s and Boy’s casual leather boots that are just perfect for this Autumn weather.

Firstly we have the Pod Walnut boot (as pictured above). The great thing about this boot, is that it is available in Boy’s, Men’s and Extra Large.

The Pod Walnut boot comes in three colours, Black which is a buffalo oiled leather and comes in sizes boy’s 31-35, 36-39, men’s 41-46, and large 47-50, Rocktan a waxed leather and Honey a buffalo nubuck, both available in sizes 31-35, 36-39, 40-46 & 47-50.

These boots have a padded ankle cuff and genuine commando style soles and two tone laces, and the boys versions come with red laces.

 

Autumn is Here!

Next in our parade of leather casual boots is the Pod Birch, which is available in two colours, Honey in a buffalo nubuck, available in size 41-46 and Rocktan a waxed leather and comes in sizes 41-46 & large 47-50.

These Pod boots have elasticated sides to ensure comfort and ease of wear and also feature the genuine rubber commando style sole. 


Autumn is Here!

 

And last but by definitely no means least is the Pod Glen, which is also available in two colours Nutmeg and Black, which are both buffalo oiled leather and come in sizes 40-46.

These laced leather Pod boots have padded suede ankle cuffs and again genuine rubber commando style soles.

All of the three new ranges have Pod embossed logos on them and as you can see we have a boot that will suit any male foot size in a great range of autumnal colours.

Please click here to visit our website or click here to contact our Customer Service team that are ready and waiting for your call. 



 
The Schoolwear Show

This year’s Schoolwear Show is being held on Sunday 12th – Tuesday 14th October and Pod Footwear will be there again displaying our Back to School 2015 range.


The Schoolwear Show is being held at Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LF and our Pod Shoes will be on Stand No.12.


The Schoolwear Show

 

We are pleased that Dennis McNeil our Sales Director will be there along with Scott Savage and Patrick Thomas our sales agents, to present our boys and girls BTS15 range. Click here for contact details.

 

The Schoolwear Show

 

Come over for a chat with our team on our popular Pod Stag and Terrain ranges, as well as exciting new styles on display. Hope to see you there!


The Schoolwear Show

 

View our profile on The Schoolwear Show homepage.

See here for directions to the Show and for the show opening times.



 
Podlers...a sweet treat for little feet.

 

 

If there is one thing in Pod HQ thats guaranteed to get us all squealing with oohs & aahs it’s the cuteness of the latest Podler canvas 2015 range. 

 


Podlers...a sweet treat for little feet. 

 

 

 

With little firetrucks for the boys and flowers & butterflies for the girls we are all frantically wracking our brains for friends & relatives who may have children they would fit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podlers...a sweet treat for little feet.

 


 

 

 

Some of us would happily let them live on our desks just so we can smile at them on a bad day!

 


With their bright on trend colours and sweet scented soles we defy anyone not to fall in love with them. 

 

Sizes range from 21-26 and are available in 14 pair pre-packs.

 

Last years stock sold out in weeks, so contact your agent and order yours today.

 


Podlers...a sweet treat for little feet.


 
Pod – Do You Want To Go Extra Large With That!

At Pod we understand that everyone is different and that is why we have supplied XL sizes in our shoe ranges for a number of years.

We provide a large number of ranges, from casual footwear, to formal footwear to boots in EU sizes 47 to 52, UK size 12 to 17. Pod Extra Large are a standard fit, the shoes are made to standard proportions keeping the width to length ratio consistent and these are sold at various retailers online.


Pod – Do You Want To Go Extra Large With That!

Pod Hudson range

 in EU Sizes 47 - 50


 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a number of new styles that will be available from Mid September, so click here to check them out on our website.


Pod Birch range and 

Pod Extra Large Boots

Pod Walnut range 

in EU Sizes 47 - 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pod Lincoln

 

 

Pod Lincoln

In EU sizes 47- 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find your favourite Pod Shoes in larger sizes then please visit one of the following retailers that offer footwear for the large feet, just click on a logo to take you to their website.


Awave Shoes 2tall.com Big Feet Shop Big Foot Shoes

 

For a list of all retailers of the Pod Extra Large range, please click here

Click here to contact our sales team


Click here to see all our mens shoes

 
New Additions to the POD Spider Range for Autumn Winter 2014!

Available Mid September

 

 

The POD Spider range was introduced for Spring Summer 2014, with the POD Sprint for men, which has a durable and flexible TPR Sole, and comes in Tan, Brown and Navy and are ideal for the warmer weather and casual wear.

Due to the success of the POD Sprint, we have now introduced 3 new additions to the range and we are also offering the POD Sprint for boy's, sizes 36- 39 and men's large sizes up to 50!

The new POD Spider range are all equally as comfortable as the POD Sprint, maintaning the flexibility and comfort of the strobel construction. 

 

New Additions to the POD Spider Range for Autumn Winter 2014!

 

The Slider – available for Men and Boys

Mens: 40-46
Boys: 36-39 (Tartan Colour) 

 

 

 

 

 

New Additions to the POD Spider Range for Autumn Winter 2014!

 


The Sawyer – available for Men

Mens: 40-46
XL: 47-50 

 

 

 

 

New Additions to the POD Spider Range for Autumn Winter 2014!

 

 

The Hudson - available for Men

Mens: 40-46
XL: 47-50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to contact our sales team

Click here to read more

 
2014 Podlers Canvas Collection

 

Back once again for 2014 is the Podlers canvas collection for kids. With high quality canvas and a very affordable price tag, it’s no surprise that the Podlers canvas market has doubled in size. With super cute designs and sweet scented soles, these styles are hard to resist.

 

The collection consists of Daisy and Bumblebee for the girls, alongside Owen and Mansell for the boys. Daisy is great for nature lovers, featuring beautiful daisies and butterflies. Bumblebee is perfect for those busy bees who love a touch of glitter on their shoes. Owen is great for little ones who love all things sporty, and is available in both Red and Navy. Whilst Mansell is perfect for those boys who dream of becoming a racing driver.

 

All shoes have fixed elastic laces to ensure comfort and a perfect fit, whilst Daisy, Bumblebee and Owen also feature a velcro strap. With sweet scented soles and dangerously cute designs, there’s a Podlers canvas shoe to suit every boy and girl.

 

Sizes available: EU21-26 / UK4-9

RRP: £12.99 – Daisy, Mansell and Owen, £13.99 – Bumblebee

 

For more information, please click here to view these styles in their full glory.

Click here to contact our sales team.

 
Visit us at MODA!

 

We'll be back at the MODA trade show once again this month. Visit us in hall 20 on stand X9 to view our new men's & XL size styles, school shoes for 2014 and our latest collection of gorgeous Podlers canvas shoes for kids.

The event will be running between 16th-18th February. To find out more about MODA, visit their website at: www.moda-uk.co.uk

 
Mini Point of Sale

Now available for Pod stockists are these super handy mini POS. Pop the colourful sign on the side of the shoe to help your customers and to ensure the shoe is eye-catching. Please contact us if you would like some mini POS for your store.

 
Pod Heritage is back in town!

You've been waiting patiently and now the time has come. Pod Heritage is back in town!

Back in stock are the three best sellers of the past year, the Townsend Quilted Navy, Townsend Quilted Burgundy
and the Gallagher Pin-Punch Tan. Three classic Pod styles providing you with that perfect piece of nostalgia.

What is Pod Heritage? 30 years after their initial launch these iconic Pod shoes came back under the Pod Heritage name for a full retro revival. The current designs were pulled straight out of the Pod archive, ensuring the collection has held onto its '76 soul.

Psst! ...rumour has it, that this is the last production run of Pod Heritage for the foreseeable future. With orders flying in already and stock in limited numbers, this really isn't an opportunity to miss!

 
Catch Pod Footwear at The Schoolwear Show

Once again Pod Footwear will be exhibiting at The Schoolwear Show (13th-15th October 2013). Pop by our stand, meet the team and view the latest designs from our ever-popular Back to School collection.


At the show you will be able to see the following...

  • Boys' school shoes
  • Girls' school shoes
  • Boys' and girls' casual shoes
  • Infants' range
  • Men's collection
  • XL size shoe range

 

Click here to view our exhibitor profile on The Schoolwear Show's website.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

 
Pod Men's Press: MWB Magazine May '13

While a tailored finish is still a strong look in mainstream menswear, a number of brands have taken a more relaxed approach to the new season. Sunday Dressing is a collection of trend-appropriate but practical separates, perfect for layering in the unpredictable British summer. Despite chinos remaining a gent's wardrobe staple, denim makes its presence felt in a series of beach shorts and jean options. Colour, meanwhile, can be found in an otherwise subdued palette in lightweight outerwear options such as Stone's utilitarian jacket and Navajo moccasin shoes from H By Hudson.

MWB Magazine (May 2013) featuring the Pod Footwear Bank desert boot in Sand. Perfect for a relaxed style on those dressed down days.

View the Pod men's collection here or contact our sales office to request a brochure or arrange a visit from one of our regional sales representatives.

 
Pod Bank desert boots now available!

Pod Bank desert boots now available!

 

High quality super soft suede leather uppers, finished with quality brown leather accents.

Bank is a style that will last as long as you want it to.

With an RRP of just £50, this is definitely one not to miss!

Available in Navy and Sand for men's standard sizes.

 
Brand NEW Podlers Canvas Collection

Cute designs and sweet scented soles, what's not to love?!

 

Please welcome the latest additions to the Podlers family; Ladybird, Button, Fairycake and Hamilton. Each with dangerously cute designs and sweet scented soles!

 

These little cuties also feature velcro straps ensure the shoes are easy to fasten and provide a secure fit.

 

...a sweet treat for little feet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand NEW Podlers Canvas Collection

Brand NEW Podlers Canvas Collection

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Pod Canvas Collection

 

Well Spring seems to have sprung and it's time to get thinking about

new footwear for the brighter weather!

For Spring/Summer 2013 Pod brings you their Canvas Collection consisting of Pier (the chukka style boot shown above), Pontoon (the lace-up style below) and Jetty (the classic slip-on canvas shoe).

All styles are produced with high quality canvas and feature a suede ankle collar detail

to ensure they're a step above the rest!

Both lace-up styles come with two pairs of laces of differing colours, so you can choose whether you want to be

bold and colourful or more subtle with your style.

All 3 designs come in three colour choices; Burgundy, Blue or Charcoal and are available in XL sizes!

So, which style has your name on it?

 

 

Pod Pontoon Blue Canvas Shoes

Pod Jetty Charcoal Canvas Shoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Pod's top ten activities to do with the kids!

 School's out, the kids are home, and you're running out of ideas! Sound familiar? No problem!

The Pod team is here to the rescue with their top ten activities to do with the kids...

 

  1. Let's go fly a kite...
  2. Paper in the recycling? Fly paper planes!
  3. Cook something simple yet fun! Rice crispie cakes anyone?
  4. Keep them occupied with a treasure hunt around the house or garden
  5. Board games...dig out those ones hiding under the bed!
  6. Build a den! Grab some old sheets and chairs and you're ready!
  7. Play Pooh sticks, an old favourite!
  8. Tire them out by going on a bike ride
  9. Arts and crafts...what can you make from your recycling?
  10. Stargazing...if the skies are clear!

 

Let us know if you use any of our ideas by tweeting to us at @PodFootwear on Twitter or by commenting on our Facebook page by clicking here.

 
Pod get ready to launch their AW13 collection at Moda

It’s February 2013 and that means one big thing in the Pod office... the Moda trade show! The team are busy getting everything ready for the show in just over a week's time. Make sure you visit us in hall 20 on stand X9 to view our latest collections. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come...


  • We are launching our new Europa collection offering both up-to-date styling and comfort. The initial styles Bugatti and Bentley come in black and burnished tan leather, with full leather padded socks. The shoes come in both lace and casual styles with brogue punching, gimped edges and imitation welts for that classic look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bugatti style from our Europa collection.


Pod get ready to launch their AW13 collection at Moda

  • Our Podlers Lights collection (Starburst, Rainbow, Sputnik and Meteor) will be making a sparkling appearance at the show. With imaginative characters, a colourful design and flashing lights, who could resist these fabulous kids’ trainers?!
  • Fiona & Faye are the new styles we’re welcoming into the Flip collection. A great back to school choice for style conscious girls who love a little splash of colour. Featuring durable synthetic leather uppers, lilac detailing, padded ankle collars with suede uppers and a choice between black or lilac laces.
  • New to our children’s Cup collection for AW13 is Connor (boot) and Charlie (shoe) for boys. Both styles are soft to the touch with comfortable microfibre linings, sheep leather socks and full leather uppers featuring suede accents. Available in both brown/blue and black.

 

To arrange an appointment with one of our salesmen

at the Moda show please contact us by clicking here.

 

 

 

Starburst and Sputnik from our

Podlers Lights collection.

 
Pod Back to School Press: CWB The Schoolwear Issue

The Schoolwear Show, running on 14-46 October at Cranmore Park, Solihull, caters specifically for the independent retailer, showcasing the latest garments, products and services available for Back to School 2013. CWB takes its pick of the brands to watch out for.

POD Back to School shoes 2013

The new Back to School 2013 collection from Pod includes the brand's signature designs alongside new introductions in a bid to offer retailers a wider choice and range of price points. The girls' Skip collection includes a classic Mary-Jane Velcro style and lace brogue with soft, leather uppers, full leather linings with butterfly prin in-socks and rainbow print flex soles.

The new boys' collection, meanwhile, has a trend-led Flip line, featuring high-quality PU uppers and vulcanised rubber soles, available as a lace-up, slip-on and chukka boot in sizes up to a UK 16.

Come & visit the Pod footwear stand this weekend at The Schoolwear Show to preview the NEW BTS13 collection.

 
Pod Kids Press: CWB Magazine October '12

Candy cane pinks, sugary pastels and metallics provided the base for girls' S/S 13 collections, from summery sandals with floral embellishments to funky hi-tops.

 Following the launch of the SS13 Pod Kids' collection at the Moda trade show in August, Childrenswear Buyer magazine review the best of the girls' footwear on offer. Our delicious bubblegum smelling Ladybird canvas shoe was picked to join CWB's best in show.

View the NEW Pod Kids' collection here or contact our sales office to request a brochure or arrange a visit from one of our regional sales representatives.

 
Pod Footwear Press: MWB magazine September 2012

 

Lace-ups

Chukka boots and casual lace-ups once again dominated the style scene at Moda footwear: Suede, leather and canvas fabric combinations and espadrille soles made for interesting details.

Trade magazine MWB featured our burgundy suede chukka boot in their Moda round-up, part of the Pod footwear SS13 collection. Contact us to view the full SS13 collection.

 
The Pod footwear SS13 collection now online

With the most dynamic collection to date, we're pleased to announce that the Pod SS13 footwear collection is now available to view online. So, if you missed us at the Moda show in August click on the below links to have a look for yourself.

Pod Kids l Pod Men l Pod Heritage

 

We are now taking orders for SS13, so please get in touch with the Pod office or our regional sales representatives to view the collection.

 
Pod footwear get ready to launch their SS13 collection at Moda

It's that time of year again when the sketches have left our notepads and development samples start to roll in. As this year celebrates Pod footwear's 36th anniversary the SS13 season is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic collections yet.

Our next big trade show is drawing closer and we will be showcasing the full collection at Moda between 12 & 14 August 2012.  In the meantime here is a sneak preview of what's to come:

  • The men's Pod Italia collection sees the introduction of newly sourced luxuriously rich sonata brown leather in a gathering of timeless formal designs.
  • The Metro collection for men and women.  A retro edge but firmly resting within the handwriting of the footwear brand, these classic stitch-out styles bring bold colours into the SS13 collection in the form of red, green and navy super soft suede uppers sitting upon contrasting flex TPR soles and leather trims.
  • The men's Canvas collection introduces casual mid-cut boot and shoe designs in block colours burgundy, blue and charcoal against thick white vulcanised soles with statement coloured trims.
  • The Verano collection. Part of the first ladies' collection under current licensees, Aegis Shoes, this collection holds host to a fabulous collection of colourful sandals in bold block leathers and feminine florals.
  • The Podlers Flashing Lights collection. Determined to light up August's show, girls' styles include Starburst & Rainbow in candy floss pink and purple power, with boys' models Sputnik & Meteor in red and green.

The Metro collection for men and women.

 

To arrange an appointment with one of our salesmen at the Moda show please contact us.

 
Pod Back to School point of sale

As the 'back to school' season is soon approaching for our retailers, we are busy preparing the BTS point of sale packages for each of our customers. Packages include the 'Quality you can trust' chalkboard poster, the A5 scuff & stain resistant leather showcard and the Pod oval shelf sitters. A standard package will be provided, however, should you have any specific requests or require and further material please to get in touch with the Pod Office and we will be happy to help.

 
Footwear & Fashion Extras magazine review Moda 2012

Despite the increasingly tough and competitive footwear market, a successful time was had by all at NEC's Moda trade show last February and we're pleased to see that our Pod Heritage brand has been included in FE magazine's shoe review. Here's just a snippet of what they had to say:

BRANDS INSPIRE AT MODA FOOTWEAR

Buyers at this season's Moda Footwear showed a renewed enthusiasm for new brands and product for aw12, as both established brands and new exhibitors reported a strong business throughout the three days.

Andrew Marshall, owner of Cumbria footwear chain Strolling 4 Shoes, was among the retailers impressed with both the line-up of the show and the aw product on display. "This season's Moda Footwear was the strongest show I've visited for many years," he says. "Like a lot of retailers at the moment, I'm on the lookout for new ideas to drive trade, and it was obvious that suppliers across the board are working much harder to deliver."

In terms of product, heritage brands remained high on the agenda for many retailers. "We've bought into other brands with strong heritage or a story behind them, including POD, Original Penguin and Bjorn Borg," says Carl Hill, buyer at Plum Soles in Derby.

Jo Taylor, owner of Daddylonglegs Footwear in Suffolk, was also impressed with the standard of brands. "The show was very much alive, which bodes well for the season ahead."


If you would like to view the aw12 Pod Heritage collection please contact the Pod Head Office. Fancy visiting Pod at the next Moda trade show in August? Visit the official Moda website for more details.

 
Meet the Podlers SS12 infants' shoe collection

After receiving lots of attention at the ever eventful Moda trade show last February, we are very pleased to welcome the arrival of the new Podlers SS12 stock next week. Here are a few of our favourite styles to join the beautifully crafted Podlers' shoe collection:

Strawberry Shortcake

Named so because of the bright red and striking lime green leather upper combinations. Simply delicious.

Sugarlump in pillar box red

A classic buckle T-bar incorporating stardust punch perforated uppers. A timeless little girls' shoe.

Bubblegum in turquoise and deep pink

Dare to be different with these stunning colour combinations.

Sherbet in electric blue

Bold and bright as a button.

Orbit in chestnut and black

As well as the easy-fasten velcro design, the genuine rubber toe-bumper is perfect for tumbling toddlers.

All of our little shoes have been made using the finest quality materials. We use super soft and breathable leathers, making Podlers ever so feet huggable. And our genuine rubber soles are lightweight yet sturdy to help support those wobbly first steps.

To view the complete collection click here.

 

The Podlers collection will be available around the UK from our independent children's stockists. If you would like to become a Podlers' retailer, please contact the Pod Office via our Trade Enquiries section of the website.

 
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