In 1958 Hush Puppies created the world’s first casual shoe, signaling the beginning of today‘s relaxed style.
By utilizing supple suede in combination with lightweight crepe soles, Hush Puppies created a soft, breathable and very comfortable shoe—an innovation that would ultimately change the kind of shoes we wear. In an era when footwear choices were limited, Hush Puppies provided the world with a new alternative. A modern shoe embraced for its authentic style and casual flair.
Since the beginning, the beloved basset hound has embodied the easygoing nature that is Hush Puppies. Introduced during a time of new freedoms and changing lifestyles, our brand name and mascot quickly became symbolic of the emerging optimism of mid-century America.