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

Monday, 31 October 2016  |  Admin

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.

 
 
  Pod Heritage Podlers Paul O Donnell