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 platform today.
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 recognized icon.