Since 1958 the world had become a little more relaxed as Hush Puppies created the first casual shoes. Designed for young American families who were shifting from a culture of conservative uniformity to a comfortable, casual way of life, this soft, breathable and comfortable footwear invited the world to break the rules, kick back a little, and enjoy themselves. Ultimately, Hush Puppies changed the kind of shoes we wear.
But Hush Puppies changed more than just footwear. Hush Puppies and its basset hound mascot touched the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. The Hush Puppies ideal casual living and the pursuit of leisure time also changed the kind of world in which we live. Today, the world continues to move faster, get busier and grow louder. But Hush Puppies reminds us that we are all free to be casual and invites us to relax.