Hush Puppies shoes celebrates 60 years
Sixty years ago, Hush Puppies introduced a soft, casual shoe at the National Shoe Fair in Chicago.
Soon Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como and Warren Beatty were sporting the new look. British bands loved the crepe sole and wore them on tour. In 1963, one in 10 adults owned a pair. Singer Jimmy Buffett mentioned the shoes in a song.
In 2013, Oprah Winfrey names Hush Puppies as her favorite shoe. Today, more than 17 million pairs of shoes are sold every year in 165 countries.
For the spring/summer collection, the brand offers pops of color, prints and textures for women with slides, pumps, mules, lace-ups, slip-ons and its best-selling bootie, the Cyra Catelyn.
And to celebrate the brand’s carefree spirit and history, Hush Puppies walks through the decades with a limited-edition collection of iconic men’s shoes. The Six Decades of Style collection includes the Bernard 58 Oxford featuring pony hair with velvet and patent trim and the Bernard 90's Chukka which taps into the grunge movement with studs for a rugged look.