Pod Heritage Press April 2010: Menswear Buyer Magazine
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 | Admin
Originally launched in 1976 Pod shoes have now re-emerged from the archive, with Pod Heritage now set to spark a retro revolution across UK streets for 2010.
Aimed at key independent retailers across the UK, Pod Heritage has already been taken on by some of the industry's leading stores, with stockists such as Phillip Browne in Norwich and Ran in Manchester and Liverpool leading the way.
With designs straight out of the Pod archive, the collection itself is divided into two lines- English Soul and Rubber Soul. English Soul offers iconic features such as the two row heavy mudguard stitching, thick crepe sole and round woolly laces. For 2011, English Soul brings back the much anticipated Quilted shoe and the 5 eyelet Chukka boot.
Creative input from the founders of Pod has meant that the designs have stayed true to their original form, a commitment that's equally in evidence throughout the Rubber Soul line. Autumn/Winter sees the use of contrasting colour combinations, leathers and textures, with the basket weave vamp emerging as one of the season's biggest trends.
Dedicated to decades of youth culture movements in music and fashion, each style has been named after an iconic artist from contemporary music history. Along with symbolic union jack branding and British design, Pod Heritage is truly representative of a Proud to be British brand.