In 1958, the world became a little more relaxed as Hush Puppies designed the first casual shoe. This new alternative – a soft, breathable, comfortable form of footwear – invited the world to break the rules, kick back a little, and enjoy. Ultimately, it changed the kind of shoes we wear and ushered in an age of a more relaxed lifestyle.
This mini history lesson had me thinking:
How would the 1958 working man integrate this new style into his wardrobe?
Knowing that I couldn’t fully answer this question myself, I turned to photographer Karen Storey who helped me visualise what you see now:
The full Autumn/Winter collection will be available online and in the Topman General Store, Covent Garden soon.