In 1958, Hush Puppies created the world's first casual shoe, signaling the beginning of today's relaxed style. By utilizing supple pigskin suede, in combination with lightweight crepe soles, Hush Puppies created a soft, breathable and very comfortable shoe. An innovation that would ultimately change the kind of shoes we wear. In an era when footwear choices were limited, Hush Puppies provided the world with a new alternative. A modern shoe embraced for its authentic style and casual flair. Since the beginning, the beloved basset hound has embodied the easygoing nature that is Hush Puppies. Introduced during a time of new freedoms and changing lifestyles, the brand name and mascot quickly became symbolic of the emerging optimism of mid-century America. Relaxed and classic in design, Hush Puppies has always defined what it means to be modern and casual. Today, Hush Puppies continues to innovate, bringing technical excellence and genuine style to more than 130 countries. A combination of luxury leathers, patent fabrics and tiny criss-cross straps make this Body Shoe a work of art. High tech comfort features start with an anti-friction mesh socklining with Drilex® technology offering moisture wicking properties. Long lasting cushioning can be found at the ball area and in a breathable foam insert aiding in shock absorption and foot alignment. Exclusive BioBevel® sole technology encourages a natural walking motion. Inch heel offers durable flexibility. Leather. Rubber sole. Heel measures approximately 0.25" Combinations of modern metallic and luxury nubuck leather crinkle patent and stretch mesh. Anti friction mesh socklining with drilex ultimate microfiber lining features moisture wicking properties. Poron cushioning material is strategically placed at the ball area to provide long lasting cushioning. Internally molded insert features full length Ortholite polyurethane foam for breatability and cushioing combined with a contoured dual density ethylene vinyl acetate wedge for shock absorption and aided foot alignment. Lightweight dual density ethylene vinyl acetate wedge for shock absorption and aided foot alignment.