Founded in 1958, Hush Puppies started out as an experiment in creating durable footwear for the US military, but soon developed into a staple of leisurely attire throughout the United States during the 1960s. The brand's logo, a Basset Hound, is famous around the world, and the shoes are known for their comfort and infinite wearability.
Following a downturn in popularity during the 1980s, the brand enjoyed a resurgence during the 90s and introduced a new range of colours which were miles away from the more muted tones of earlier designs. The new look shoes flew off the shelves and Hush Puppies have remained at the forefront of modern, edgy shoe design ever since.
Your Hush Puppies Style Guide
Hush Puppies shoes are available in a wide range of styles for men, women and children. The brand also has a range of accessories from handbags to jewellery, scarves and hats. Since there's so much to choose from, we've compiled this brief guide to the main shoe styles on offer for Hush Puppies fans.
The boots in the Hush Puppies range vary wildly, but often use a soft and durable suede in a variety of stunning colours. Women's boots tend to be more colourful than the range of Men's styles, where a narrower shoe and more subdued colour palette is frequently used, with black, brown and tan taking prominence over the berry shades and brights favoured by styles for women.
All Hush Puppies flats are designed for comfort as well as practicality, and alongside ballet pump styles, many slip-on pairs for both men and women favour a loafer style, which has been a classic of the Hush Puppies brand for decades. As with other styles of shoe, the women's styles are designed in a much more vibrant colour palette than the men's shoes.
The classic Oxford style shoe is another favourite for Hush Puppies, frequently featuring a small heel and available in many bright and neutral colours. This style is also available in both smart styles and more casual varieties, making it a great choice for both work and play.
Many Hush Puppies sneakers favour either a slip-on or straightforward laced style, making them easy to wear no matter the occasion. The shoe is crafted in many different materials including suede and nubuck.
Hush Puppies shoes are very popular during the summer months for both men and women, and come in a range of classic colours making them ideally suited to any outfit. The range emphasises comfort with every step, and also helps to keep feet cool with their open design.
Hush Puppies are a popular choice for school shoes and are fantastic for even the strictest of dress codes. The brand also caters to weekend and holiday shoes in fun colours sure to impress kids of all ages.