Our mission is to inspire individuals to live life on the bright side. We believe optimism is contagious, and through small acts of positivity, we can help shape a brighter world. We are inspired by our Optimism Instigators who are spreading their positive outlook throughout their local communities in quirky, unexpected ways.
Our most lovable Optimism Instigator has always been our dog. Our basset hound, affectionately known as the "Hush Puppies Dog", has grown to be a globally recognised icon.
Hush Puppies was founded in 1958, an era where
uncomfortable dress shoes were your only choice of
footwear – even on the weekends. When we said we
invented casual, we weren’t kidding. We set out to find a solution for sore feet, otherwise known as “barking dogs.” Introducing the world to casual shoes and a more casual lifestyle, we created shoes to help them hush their puppies. We’ve stood for comfort from the beginning, and we continue to innovate through our Bounce Technology
In the '50s and '60s, black and brown were the only colour options for footwear. We introduced colourful rainbow suedes into the mix, bringing a new means of expression to feet all over the world.
In the ‘90s, we revived these classic styles and introduced an inspired line of colours that included Day-Glo Green and Pepto Bismol Pink. We continue to experiment with colour and self-expression and are constantly on the lookout for patterns and colours that will bring more fun to your feet. At our core, we believe a pop of colour will brighten any day.
Hush Puppies is part of the fashion history of America. Our shoes have been worn by celebrities and icons ranging from rock stars to royalty. It’s been reported that Hush Puppies may have saved the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards when he accidentally touched his guitar against an ungrounded microphone at a 1965 concert – so basically, we (maybe) saved rock and roll.
Founded in 1958, Hush Puppies recognised the need for comfortable shoes – for the workweek and the weekend. Our basset hound, the Hush Puppies dog has a become a globally recognised icon, and our comfy flats, loafers, and slip-ons have become solutions for sore feet, aka “barking dogs.” While we continue to innovate comfort, we also present flats for women, loafers for women and men’s shoes in bright and unusual colours, as well as traditional neutrals. You’ll still find men’s oxfords, but loafers for men have become popular, too.
Shop HushPuppies.co.uk for slip-ons, flats for women, loafers for men, and loafers for women.