Posted: June 19, 2010 at 6:00 am by Ben Zakrzewski
For over a half century men have loved the casual style of Hush Puppies. The shoes are part of American culture in the latter half of the 20th Century. Every since Jimmy Buffett mentioned the famous shoe brand in his 1974 hit Come Monday, Hush Puppies have become essential weekend wear for generations of men.
Even today, Hush Puppies are still popular for all kinds of purposes. A stylish casual is perfect for staying comfortable at the office, going out to dinner in the evening, or for bumming around the beach on the weekend.
Hush Puppies History
From ShoeMall – Hush Puppies:
Hush Puppies are the heart of American casual. They were first introduced in 1958 after a shoe salesman passed through Tennessee and was fed a delicious meal of catfish and hushpuppies.
When the salesman asked how hushpuppies got their strange name, he was told it came from soldiers who tossed deep fried cornmeal to their barking dogs to quiet them down, or “Hush, puppies.” At the time “barking dogs” was another way to say aching feet. Since hushpuppies were seen as the way to cure your dogs from barking, the salesman’s new line of soft suede shoes got their name.
Today Hush Puppies apply their philosophy of fun, comfortable and genuine style to every shoe they make – from work to weekend. An American legend, Hush Puppies created the modern men’s and women’s dress casual style. They also know, when it comes to kids shoes, that little feet need lots of comfort! Their kids’ shoes will keep your boy or girl going strong with sturdy, stylish designs. Hush Puppies kids’ shoes have all the features your kids need – so you’ll definitely want to keep coming back for more!
As soft and as comfortable as ever, Hush Puppies are still the cure for your “barking dogs.” With many different styles to choose from, enjoy our selection of Hush Puppies shoes.
Essential Hush Puppies for 2010
Make sure you have your Hush Puppies on this summer. Check out these top styles.
Hush Puppies Men’s Leverage Slip-on
Shop: Hush Puppies Leverage
Sleek style with the classic Hush Puppies comfort features, the Leverage and similar styles from Hush Puppies fit perfect in any guy’s wardrobe. These are lightweight with a fully waterproof upper so you can take them anywhere – street or off the paved path. This style is perfect for a pair of work slacks or for a weekend with jeans.
Hush Puppies Women’s Burlesque Flat
A unique cutout pattern sets this style apart. For the ultimate in comfort and casual this season be sure to try the Burlesque from Hush Puppies. The sole is lightweight while the insole is EVA that makes for a shoe you won’t even realize you’re wearing. Perfect for a day in the Adirondack chair sipping lemonade or for a nice walk down to the park.
Hush Puppies Boys’ Hero
Shop: Hush Puppies Hero
For the little man in the family, Hush Puppies Hero will have him feeling adventuresome this summer. The lightweight construction will make it easy for him to wear and move around in all day. The straps are adjustable so you can work these shoes on those squirmy feet. And he is sure to love the camouflage design.
Hush Puppies Girls’ Garden
Shop: Hush Puppies Garden
Imaginations are in full bloom with the Garden shoe for girls from Hush Puppies. The hook and loop makes for easy on and off while the lightweight construction allows your little one to run around in complete comfort. For your little girls be sure to pick up the Garden so she fits right in this summer.
Hush Puppies Blog
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