Pod T-Bar sandal development update

Thursday, 21 July 2016  |  Admin

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!

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12 July 2016

  Pod Heritage Podlers Paul O Donnell