A backward glance into the future
Making shoes the old way, in the old country
At Cody & Co we’ve combined our wealth of experience in the footwear industry to hand make shoes for the informed modern man. By drawing inspiration from both Britain and the Continent, our deconstructed, progressive designs break with tradition and signal a fresh, fluid, and sustainability-driven era.
This is a re-imagination of the great British shoe, pared-back and remodelled. We’ve positioned ourselves as a purely digital business – no retail overheads, no wholesale margin mark-ups. Our model allows us to invest more in premium materials and design, without compromise.
Our product line is designed in the spirit of the Continent and features full grain European leather linings within all of our British made shoes. High-grade materials run throughout our range, from our signature leather loafers in Steads & Co Janus calf suede to our stripped-back Chelsea boot. Fine craftsmanship and luxurious detailing distinguish every pair of Cody & Co shoes.
We’re proud to be Made in England. All Cody & Co shoes are handcrafted in Sheffield, a former industrial powerhouse famed for steel now shaping suede. We celebrate Sheffield’s steelmaking heritage with the chains, flames, and anvil of our branding mark and our bespoke Yorkshire rose print, heat-embossed onto every lining.
Made in UK
Cody & Co shoes are designed and manufactured in England. Our factory in Sheffield hand makes each shoe using traditional methods to a high specification from premium materials, largely sourced from UK suppliers.
We are members of Make it British, an organisation that supports and nurtures British manufacturing.
We are proud to be a part of the regeneration of the British manufacturer.
All of our packaging uses FSC certified and recycled card that is sustainably sourced and fully recyclable. We predominantly draw our components from the UK and Europe and always have an eye out for sustainable and renewable options: think locally sourced leather from British tanneries. We’re starting as we mean to go on.
About Phil Cody
Cody & Co is the brainchild of shoe entrepreneur Phil Cody, having culminated over 20 years of experience in the footwear industry. Phil was inspired by his love of Italy and his passion for British shoemaking heritage, to create a range of footwear championing classic styles with a modern twist, in a bid to regenerate the great British shoe for the discerning, modern man.
The brand launched with its Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, containing a stunning range of affordable luxury shoes, from Chelsea boots to casual trainers and suede loafers. Harnessing a British heritage with no compromise on quality; products are crafted in Sheffield using the finest European leather.
Phil Cody comments, “The handwriting of our product is inspired by Italian shoemaking; their flair for relaxed constructions and material finishing. The attention to detail on brand application and every aspect of the shoe has been thought through in meticulous detail, from the utilisation of high-grade materials to the sustainably-sourced, recycled packaging each pair is delivered in.”
“At Cody & Co, we differentiate ourselves from our competitors by utilising an online retail proposition. This enables us to eliminate wholesale margins and high street rents to keep our costs down, allowing us to invest in higher grade materials and treatments to create British-made shoes of incredible value.”