POD ORIGINAL X GQ NOVEMBER
Noting POD’s strong heritage and distinctive brand identity, the POD Original NEVIS boot features in November’s edition of British GQ.
With all of POD's iconic styling attributes, including fine quilting, stitch-down construction & premium leathers, the NEVIS has fast become a firm favourite here at POD HQ.
Buttery soft suedes and corduroy linings are accompanied by the instantly recognisable premium rubber heel counter, that is hand-finished on the heel of each shoe as a stamp of authenticity.
POD ORIGINAL X GQ
Noting our distinctive style and rich heritage, the POD Original JAGGER takes a central position in British GQ’s October edition.
The feature demonstrates POD’s iconic styling attributes, with our iconic crepe soles, fine quilting and stitch-down construction.
Check out the digital article, featuring POD here: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gq-shops
GET TO KNOW: BELLAMY
Fast becoming a POD mainline favourite, BELLAMY is all over socials this season. Be it a dressy occasion or casual streetwear, BELLAMY is a staple to add to any summer fit.
We paired a lightweight EVA sole with a dapper moccasin style, for comfort and performance. This pair go with practically everything, but cargo shorts or loose trousers are the popular choice right now.
Take a look at BELLAMY in action at Welcome Edition London:
Although the POD heritage and history is grounded in men’s footwear, POD
welcomed innovators and specialists into the team to design footwear
specifically for children in the early 2000’s.
The PODLER collection is designed with comfort and style in mind. The shoes come in a range of styles and various sizes.
The footwear fit
The PODLER collection is made for little feet taking big adventures.
Each style is built on a custom last and sole that reflects the shape and needs of kids’ feet through the different stages of their development.
The collection has undertaken rigorous testing - we leave no stone unturned to make shoes of the highest quality. because children with big ideas need shoes made to exceptional standards.
The shoes are made from buttery soft leathers, with comfortable padded collars to help support the ankle.
Adventures can get messy and no one likes wet socks, so the leathers used are waterproof, for happy puddle jumping and everyday adventuring. The shoes are made with a bellows tongue for increased water resistance, to ensure those little feet stay dry.
SS22 signature detailing
The boots have zip fastening and the shoes have rip-tape straps to make taking on and off a breeze. The shoes are designed in rich tones, using intricate embroidery and embellishments to bring big style to little feet.
HANON x POD Jagger 'Space Biscuit'
We present a collaboration with HANON with a psychedelic take on our cult Jagger silhouette, dubbed the ‘Space Biscuit’.
Inspired by the cultural phenomenon of rave, the late 1980’s gave birth to Acid House, a movement that gripped the country and changed the cultural
landscape beyond recognition. Set against the backdrop of disused industrial spaces, new sounds emanating from Chicago and liberated ways of thinking, transformed these spaces and those who passed through them into another world.
Detailing arrives via a Flame branded leather looped tongue label with bar tack stitch, alternating HANON & POD debossed leather tabs, and a purple leather lining. Further branding has been applied along the collar by way of a debossed ‘Product of Desire’ callout, a set of dual branded leather laminate footbeds featuring a custom Pod logo print evoking the graphics on posters and clothing from that era. Lastly, a custom heel window has been made allowing for both HANON & POD script branding against an apt era-friendly vibrant tie dye effect.
ABOUT POD ORIGINAL
Founded in London, in 1976. The Pod name derived from an acronym for ‘Product of Desire’.
Pod challenges expectations of what a British shoe should be, striking the balance between rich heritage and progressive fashion designs. The original Pod shoe was created as a reaction against the platform shoes and flares trend that had become popular in the early 1970s. The owners of the brand, Bill and Tony, wanted to design a flatter, more casual shoe to be worn with straight fitting jeans.
Today, Jagger is Pod’s most iconic design, first produced in 1976. The unique features of Jagger include heavy mudguard twin stitching, a crepe sole and a stitch-out design, which creates a versatile, stylish shoe that over-delivers on style, quality and comfort.
The Pod collection is designed in England and manufactured in Portugal; in the same factory the collection was first produced with in the 70’s. The factory was founded in 1935 and is today’s oldest shoe factory in Portugal, so they know a thing-or-two about high-quality shoes.
Pod releases products in very limited runs, so they are able to ensure the elimination of almost all wastage and only buy what is required. Pod Original is committed to creating great footwear with care.
POD ORIGINAL x PROPERMAG
Flick to page 36 of the latest edition of PROPER magazine to see our Pod ORIGINAL Jagger & Lennox 🔥.
Proper mag explain the inspiration behind the latest edition below:
Embracing the freedoms we've been deprived of for so long, the theme of this issue is 'Escape'. It's a word that can be interpreted in a number of ways, which is what we've done with this issue.
Whether it be a literal escape or simply a way to relieve the pressure of the daily grind, we've got it covered in this bumper issue which boasts a page count on the cusp of 200. Almost certainly our biggest yet.
Brands you've heard of feature heavily alongside brands you may not be familiar with. We've pitched lovely indoor homeware against impressive outdoor equipment and we've interviewed the main men at Gramicci, Kennedy Magazine and more.
Overall it's our best one yet and you'd be a fool to miss out.
Buy now through the following link: https://shop.propermag.com/products/proper-magazine-issue-37-keen-cover
POD ORIGINAL x STUARTS LONDON
Product of Desire - Beyond the Borough
We are proud to collaborate with Stuarts London to create unparalleled footwear for men that are on the lookout for durable, comfortable and lightweight shoes.
The three-piece collaboration is inspired by styles taken from the Pod archive, mixed with the aesthetic of the 70’s soul boy era.
To make them relevant for today’s city-to-suburb living the styles are designed in robust leather and buttery-soft suede uppers and a mix of neoprene toplines and corduroy linings. Not to forget, the soles are made with Featherlite technology for cloud-like walking comfort.
The quality and attention to detail is apparent in the final product, which is complimented with the instantly recognisable quilted upper and Pod rubber counter, that is hand-finished on the heel of each shoe as a stamp of authenticity.
The POD ORIGINAL x STUARTS LONDON collection is a limited edition launch and celebrates the heritage of a truly iconic brand.
Shop the range now at stuartslondon.com/pod-originals-x-stuarts-london-m765