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.
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.