Size and fit

The Hush Puppies Gus Oxford sneaker has a soft leather upper that offers foot breathability. For shock absorption, this sneaker has a midsole that will keep the feet energized. It has a contoured EVA insole with an open cell mesh cover that offers supreme cushioning. With the Strobel construction, it provides sole comfort and flexibility.

Hush Puppies Gus Style

With a lace-up style, the Hush Puppies Gus has a low-top profile that allows the ankle and foot to move without any restriction. It has a minimalist design that can match a variety of casual and semi-casual outfits. Also, it is available in different colorways including black leather, dark brown leather, seafoam leather, tan leather, and white leather.

Notable Features

The brand is known for delivering stylish casual footwear with unwavering comfort, and the Hush Puppies Gus is no exception. It is a lightweight sneaker that is approved by PDAC for diabetics. Thanks to its outsole equipped with the ZeroG technology. Also, it utilizes the Rubberlon midsole that provides durability and adds lightweightness perfect for the elderly and people with foot issues.

Hush Puppies Gus History

In October 1957, Hush Puppies was first introduced at the National Shoe Fair in Chicago. In an instant, it received overwhelming reactions. Retailers flocked to the cleath. They were intrigued by the innovative styling, casual lifestyle positioning, lightweight crepe soles, and brushed suede uppers. In mid-1959, the brand was able to produce its first million pairs. 1963 came, 10% of the adults in the US had already owned a pair. 

Do you ever wonder where the brand name came from? It started with a sales manager who ordered deep-fried fritters called “hush puppys.” He got intrigued by the name and researched about it. Later, he discovered that farmers used corn fritters to silence dogs from barking. During those times, tired feet were also known as barking dogs. Therefore, this salesman used that concept. He reasoned that his lightweight and comfortable shoes could quiet those tired feet too. 

Among the Hush Puppies sneakers that can quiet barking feet is the low-top Gus. With a classic look, this lace-up sneaker is light as air. It weighs four times less than its counterparts. Packed with technologies such as ZeroG, Rubberlon, and Elon, it offers comfort and lightweightness that are appreciated by the elderly and people with foot issues.

Nice to know

  • The Hush Puppies Gus is approved by PDAC association for people with diabetes. 
  • It is equipped with the Elon midsole for shock absorption. 


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