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Hush Puppies in Pakistan

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Hush Puppies is an international brand of contemporary, casual footwear for men, women and children. The shoes have been described as “the classic American brushed-suede shoes with the lightweight crepe sole”. A division of Wolverine Worldwide, Hush Puppies is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. Wolverine markets or licenses the Hush Puppies name for footwear in over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition, the Hush Puppies name is licensed for non-footwear fashion categories, including clothing, eyewear and plush toys.Hush Puppies uses a Basset Hound as its logo.

History:

The Hush Puppies brand was founded in 1958 following extensive work by Wolverine to develop a practical method of pigskin tanning for the USmilitary. (Pigskin is considered one of the most durable leathers and the government was interested in its use in gloves and other protective materials for soldiers.) Chairman Victor Krause developed the concept of a “casual” pigskin shoe to appeal to the then-growing post-warsuburbia in the United States. The brand became instantly recognizable as a leisure casual staple of late 1950s and 1960s American life.

The Hush Puppies name and mascot were coined by the brand’s first sales manager, James Gaylord Muir. Initially, the company’s advertising agency recommended naming the product “Lasers”. Then, on a selling trip to the southeastern United States, Muir dined with one of his regional salesmen and the meal included hush puppies, traditional fried southern cornballs. When Muir asked about the origin of the name, he was told that farmers threw hush puppies at the hounds to “quiet their barking dogs.” Muir saw a connection to his new product. “Barking dogs” in the vernacular of the day was an idiom for sore feet. Muir surmised his new shoes were so comfortable that they could “quiet barking dogs.”Hush Puppies claimed their rubber soles saved the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards when he accidentally touched his guitar against an ungrounded microphone at a 1965 concert in Sacramento, California. Richards was knocked unconscious, but medics believed that the crepe-soled Hush Puppies shoes he was wearing insulated him and saved his life.

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In 1994, when sales of Hush Puppies were down to 30,000 pairs a year, and Wolverine was considering phasing out the brand, Hush Puppies suddenly became “hip” in the clubs and bars of downtown Manhattan, where young people were “buying them up” at small shoe stores. In the fall of 1995, fashion designers John Bartlett, Anna Sui, and Joel Fitzpatrick began featuring them in their collections. Depending on word of mouth, Wolverine sold 430,000 pairs of the shoes, and four times that the following year.Hush Puppies won the prize for bestaccessory at the Council of Fashion Designers awards dinner in 1996. The ’90s resurgence was featured as a prominent example in Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point

 

Firhaj Footwear (Pvt.) Ltd has the exclusive manufacturing license of Hush Puppies® International USA and the distribution license of Cater Pillar® in Pakistan.
We have introduced these world renowned brands in Pakistan and also have our own chain of retain outlets throughout Pakistan, The best located and most successful, The growth rate of Hush Puppies® shoes in Pakistan has been recognized and appreciated by Hush Puppies® USA at it has the second largest growth rate in the world. Plant is very well equipped to deal with international franchises. The Unit is equipped with the most advanced and modern 24 station polyurethane sole injection machine, Thus we have in house sole manufacturing facility which includes PU as well as TPR out soles. The company has the honour being the first company to have this machine in Pakistan.Hush Puppies is one of the world’s top brands in casual and comfort footwear offering tremendous value to customers through great prices due to local production. Hush Puppies has been around with us for while at Shoe Planet, we have only recently entered an agreement with them according to which we will be their primary large-scale retail partner in Pakistan.

Products :

  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Belts
  • Socks

 

About Noor

Noor Mani is renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry.

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47 comments

  1. bilal khanzada

    hush puppies desert 2 mil sakta ha

  2. So k log jhoote bhi hain aur badtameez bhi. Tariq road outlet k

  3. i need the frenchise of hush puppy.please tell me what i do.i need frenchise in bhara kahu islamabad .PAKISTAN. please reply me i need urgent.please tell me how much expences.

    regards,

    khalid mehmood Contect: 0312-5330333

    Email [email protected]

  4. AoA to All

    (franchise or outlets)

    I want a franchise in fazal centre Rawali cantt Gujranwala now this is very good area in Gujranwala for sale point

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    0321 965 79 34

    0336 965 79 34

  5. I bought shoes style exclusive from abbotabad store on 26-12-2014 and claim after 8 day ..ist he gave me return date 26-1-2015 almost 22 days .and on date 26 istlt they are not ready and on date 28 they return ma shoes and cant full fill ma claim after 22 day …such a bad experiece with hush puppies…totaly shit brand…no customer care no reliabilty of material ,illetrate staff and bad serivice of claims..jst making customer fool on charging high prices..

  6. i like this

  7. dear I bought shoes before 20 days ago but pasting problem occur in just 15 days why this happen. its very bad impression. please improve the quality.

  8. karachi main kis area main ap ki shop hy?

  9. Lt Col Tahir Akram

    I am Lt Col Tahir Akram, presently serving in GHQ, Rawalpindi. I would like to bring to Your notice an extremely unprofessional and unbecoming attitude of staff of one of Your outlet in PWD Township, Rawalpindi, who are probably in My opinion using Your brand name “Hush Puppies” without knowing the ethics of the Brand rather abusing Your name. I reached to this conclusion after very solid analysis of the behavior of the owner, as time and again I was referring to the reputation of the Brand but he was least bother just concentrating on his few rupees risk which was not even very certain. With this much assessment I will now narrate briefly about the incidence.
    On 26 May 2013, I along with My wife went to the above mentioned outlet to change one pair of shoes which My wife bought for me once I was abroad on UN Mission in Morroco, with this understanding that if required will be allowed to change. My wife very clearly told them that the change if required will be after some months as she will be out of the country (Morroco) with me for few months. This was agreed and She bought the shoes. Yesterday once we went to the shop the concerned salesman or owner was not available while the one whole dealt with us was not only unprofessional but ungentle and even does not know how to deal with ladies. Knowing the fact that this is our Nation habit as a seller that one selling, the shop keeper promise every kind of favour which later on he forgets, I was trying to convince him that it’s early return was not possible as I was abroad, in spite of the fact that the salesman at that time has promised, but this Ungentleman was desperate to convince me that I am unjustified in My demand, in the process few of the costumer also intervene and asked him that he should behave and do the needful but seeing his stubbornness they even cancelled their shopping and left the shop with bad remarks.
    Ending up the incident, I would mention that I am not narrating this story to get back the shoes which I left at the shop seeing the third class attitude of the shop keeper but I feel it My responsibility to inform You that such like greedy and selfish people who does not have the sense of reputation must be penalized by any well reputed brand. This practice is very much valid abroad but I as a very honorable and responsible citizen shall not be left to very un courteous and uneducated salesman which are already in abundance in unbranded outlets.
    For further clarification I can be contacted at 03215501041 and 03216310313.

    • in the army all are crazy people bcz i dealed so many costomers in sialkot branch 15 div all were stupid. when they come in my shop, we deal properly but they never accept fault that it is our fault, no every they said it is ur fault, what is this every we are wrong they didnot accept never. why like this, it is good way for them or for us.
      they proud on the power and havenot brain in the body, bcz some body removes their brain in the training session.
      every officer wants right now on the spot 100 % claim, o man it is nat possible bcz there are some rules and we have to follow those ruleslike u, bcz u follow all rules and i also follow, try to understand man, why u r not understanding u r crazy or i m crazy. every time costomer comes in the showroom and tells lie but why u r earnain too much money from the government every month and all are very hungry why like this. have u awnser of this question. no no no…..

    • Sir, why are you sharing all the details, as an army officer my self, you have shared all the restricted information publicly. and risking your own security by sharing your mobile numbers.

  10. MUHAMMAD ASHIQ

    I want to discuss you that i have bought hush puppies shoes from susan road FSD Rs.3000/- within a 1.5 month Leather is damage i gave them for claim before 20 days but still not ready i just want to say why we buy imported and costly shoes of hush puppies bata and service shoes is around Rs.2000 so

    Hush puppies gave 3 month warranty claim and they are taking 1 month for claim so this is my bad experience to buy hush puppies i am really very dis appointed with hush puppies

    IF ANY HUSH PUPPIES MANAGER OF DEPUTY MANAGER READ MY SMS KINLDY CONTACT TO ME FOR PROMPT ACTION

    WAITING FOR MUHAMMAD ASHIQ CELL#03006651918

  11. i need the frenchise of hush puppy.please tell me what i do.i need frenchise in POF WAH CANTT.PAKISTAN. please reply me i need urgent.please tell me how much expences.plz plz

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