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Beloved Hush Puppies slip ons replaced after 5 years
on September 9, 2012
I don't usually get attached to things, especially clothes. I bought my first pair of Hush Puppies at DSW about 5 years ago and instantly loved them. They were so comfortable I actually felt guilty wearing them, as if I was breaking some age old rule about how dress shoes should feel on your feet. I bought them a full size smaller than I would any other shoe but the tight toe area loosened up after just a few weeks. Admittedly, the tops were more garment than shoe leather, but I pulled this off well until I wore through the soles, the stitching started coming loose, and the tops became ridiculously wrinkled (but never cracked).
These aren't a direct replacement, but all the same concepts are there. They are harder to slip on that the old ones ever were, even though they are a half size bigger and are a little more formal looking. The shoes are almost too light. It's crazy really. There is now a pillowed insole which is an improvement that brings back that old feeling of somehow cheating. The extra half size makes my heel slip a little, more on one foot than the other. Size and width choices were limited. I would have gotten narrow if it had been available.
Amazon rarely disappoints with price. These were a full $20 less than Zappos and, here's the kicker, they were shipped from Zappos who met Amazon Prime's stringent two day delivery requirements.
In summary, these technologically advanced, super light, ridiculously comfortable dress shoes cost about half what I would pay locally. I probably won't wait 5 years to replace these however, since that was somewhat embarrassing. I will enjoy these while looking forward to what Hush Puppies has to offer a couple of years from now.