In 1958 Hush Puppies created the casual shoe, and the brand has been going from strength to strength ever since. Everyone remembers the Iconic Hush Puppie Basset Hound that encapsulated exactly what the brand stands for – a relaxed lifestyle with a soft, lovable and youthful spirit – something that has defined the company since its very inception. That really was a cute dog… like the Andrex puppy but a little more respectable.
When you hear the term ‘Hush Puppies’ you may think back to a happier time, a simpler time of walking home from school, spending the weekend at your grandparents house and other similar nostalgically charged moments, but the brand is back and more relevant than ever. This has been shown by Hush Puppies recently announcing their first premium British footwear collection for AW12, with the introduction of the ‘Hemingway Design for Hush Puppies’ standalone men’s footwear collection.
Available in 8 separate styles and a mixture of colourways, there really is something for everyone. Highlights include the ‘Whistle’, which boasts on trend wooden toggle & rope detailing (as opposed to lace) and a thick wedge sole. The 50s inspired ‘Teddy’ and ‘Quiff’ silhouettes are available in a two tone palette of grey/light green and are perfect for those who love to channel their inner Rockabilly. The aforementioned styles are just a few examples of the many on trend, chic and effortlessly stylish designs on offer within this collection.
The prices vary from £110 – £125 and will be available from July at key independent retailers that will be revealed over the coming weeks via the brand’s tumblr. We at FashionBeans will be at the front of the queue once these modern classics are available to buy.