Hush Puppies Chowchow Perf Lace Review

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Did you know that the name of the Hush Puppies shoe brand was inspired by the famous southern dish called – hush puppy?  Jim Muir, the company’s sales manager was finishing his plate of food when he noticed the hush puppies in his plate. When he asked why they were called hush-puppies, he was given the answer that slaves in the deep south of the USA gave the dish its unusual name. Apparently, they used the small balls of fried dough to hush the barking puppies when they were escaping the plantations.

By the ’60s the Hush Puppies brand was worn by celebrities and royalty alike. The little known fact just for you. Back in 1964, Keith Richards was nearly electrocuted live on stage in Sacramento and could have easily died if it wasn’t for the Hush Puppies on his feet. If he hadn’t worn shoes with thick rubber outsoles, he wouldn’t have been alive to keep on playing since that incident.

But for now, let’s focus on one particular model. The Hush Puppies Chowchow Perf Lace shoes.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Full grain leather with lace pattern

Unlined

Soft memory foam

ZeroG outsole

Cons

No vegan version

Outsole

Outsole

The brilliant ZeroG outsole that graces the bottom part of the shoes is built with super-lightweight materials which promote all-day comfort, and overall relaxed bouncy feeling. The highly exclusive Zero G technology used in the making of the outsole incorporates extremely lightweight and shock absorbing Elon midsole with a long-wearing Rubberlon outsole.

The result of the mix is a very durable and comfortable rubber outsole. Oh, and as a bonus, the outsole also features a shadow of the classic Hush Puppies mascot, which is an exclusive feature solely seen on the Hush Puppies shoes. Oh last but not least, the outsole has a heel that measures an inch in height. The slight elevation from the heel elongates the leg a bit and offers support in the heel area of the Oxford style shoe.
Midsole

Midsole

The Chowchow Perf Lace shoes not only have the Soft memory foam plus EVA footbed, but that very same footbed is lined with leather. The EVA footbed is known renowned for the customized comfort that it provides to the foot, and the leather lining is there to solidify the comfort from the first touch.
Upper

Upper

If you’re not impressed with the features and materials found in the outsole, and midsole you’ll sure be by the glorious and delicate upper that graces the top of the shoe. Modeled by the good old Oxford style shoes, the upper of the Chowchow Perf Lace is a modern version of that Oxford style shoe. But what makes it a modern version?
Well for one, you won’t find lining on the inside of the upper. That’s right.

The lack of lining ensures a more relaxed and slouchy fit. The full-grain leather is perforated with a retesting diamond-shaped detailing, which not only makes the shoes a lot airier, the tiny perforations in the upper allow the comfort to be amplified significantly. The diamond-shaped perforated upper is designed with a nice round toe silhouette, while the haft measures approximately low-top from the arch of the shoe.

Oh, and last but not least, in true Oxford style fashion, the Chowchow Perf Lace shoes have an adjustable lace-up closure for a more secure fit and added stability.
Comfort

Comfort

The Chowchow Perf Lace model is an Oxford-style inspired shoe with a heel that measures barely an inch in height. That description alone should tell you that that comfort is excellent in these shoes. The ZeroG rubber outsole is the main provider of the comfort, but don’t knock the presence of that supportive EVA footbed in the midsole of the shoe. But what’s great about these shoes, is that the individual parts are not solely responsible for the comfort. Over here in the Chowchow Perf Lace shoes, every little thing helps. Whether it’s the unlined perforated full-grain leather in the upper or the one-inch high heel, every single detail helps in the comfort department.
Support

Support

Yup. That ZeroG outsole truly shines in the support of the shoe. Why? Because the outsole is the first part of the shoe to actually feel the impact of the ground, and what better way to secure the support, than to keep your feet at ease all day long. Your feet will be secured and supported from the bottom up, and the great technology (used in the making of the outsole) will balance the responsive bounce of that outsole in the safest and most supportive way.
Durability

Durability

If you’re worried about the durability and longevity of the Chowchow Perf Lace model, please don’t be. Every single inch of that shoe is made with the finest, high-quality materials and the craftsmanship that was used is quite extraordinary as well. The perforated full-grain leather looks exquisite opposite the white ZeroG outsole. No wonder the shoes were adored by celebrities and royalty. The rich leather balances the bouncy and lightweight feel of the white rubber outsole. And in-between there’s the soft and highly supportive EVA footbed that just enhances the customized comfort of the shoe.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Don’t be fooled by the rubber outsole, the rich full-grain perforated leather nor the presence of the EVA footbed in the midsole. The Chowchow Perf Lace model is highly flexible Oxford style shoe that not only follows the movement of the foot, but it also allows the foot to bend and adjust in the entire upper in order to get the best possible fit. Every single part of the shoes allows flexibility to be at the highest possible levels, and when the flexibility is allowed within a shoe than the comfort is also allowed as well. Think about it. If a shoe is stiff and not-flexible, it’s more likely that the shoe will cause pinching, and other cramping related injuries. But when the flexibility is on point, the shoe is a true joy to be worn. That’s the case with this shoe.
Stability

Stability

The Chowchow Perf Lace model by Hush Puppy is truly one of the most stable shoes in existence. The shoe prides itself on the stability which comes first and foremost from the fantastic ZeroG outsole. The XeroG technology has been incorporating two incredible classics of the modern day shoemaking. The extremely lightweight and shock absorbing Elon midsole and a long-wearing Rubberlon outsole. The result of that mix is the creation of bouncy, flexible and highly stable outsole called the ZeroG. But the stability isn’t exclusively attributed to the fantastic outsole.

No, the Oxford-style shoes have plenty of room in the upper for the foot to be fitted nicely and that very same upper is aerated with a diamond shaped perforations. The perforations on the full grain leather are done through the entire upper, and not only look amazing, but it will also make the shoes feel amazing as well.
Airflow

Airflow

The diamond-shaped perforations mentioned earlier are a true gift for the airflow supply in the Chowchow Perf Lace model. The tiny holes that can be found on the entire surface of the upper, ensure that the upper is aerated on all sides and that the feet remain moist and odor free. The shoes couldn’t have a better aeration system than those tiny but very significant perforations of the surface of the upper. Sure they may look amazing, but the perforations really help with the ventilation and the moisture wicking properties of the shoe.
Color

Color

As great as these shoes may be, it’s sad that they come in only three color options. Black white and tan color options. The black color version of the Chowchow Perf Lace model is probably the most purchased of all of them, but an interesting fact about the white option is that it was highly demanded by a lot of future brides.
Yes, the shoe’s comment section on Amazon suggested that plenty of edgy and nontraditional brides purchased the shoe to wear along with their tea-length wedding dresses which is awesome.
Brand

Brand

Hush Puppies is a contemporary casual footwear brand that creates comfy, stylish shoes for men, women, and children. They’re a well-loved and respected brand that has become a symbol for quality and style. And there’s a reason why celebrities, rock stars and actual royalty became infatuated with Puppy Chow. The merchandise offered by Hush Puppies excel’s in timeless effortless style, while the shoes themselves are made with thigh highest quality materials. Great style and great quality will always create great customers.
Price

Price

With a price tag of over 100 dollars, the Chowchow Perf Lace model of Oxford shoes are not the most affordable on the market, but at least what you’re getting with every purchase. You’re getting plenty of quality, great materials and fantastic craftsmanship used in the making of one fantastic shoe.
Style

Style

Inspired by the classic Oxford style shoe, the Chowchow Perf Lace model by Hush Puppies is a sight for sore eyes. It’s not just visually pleasing; the shoe is highly practical and comfortable at the same time. But what makes the visual style so recognizable and timeless?

The perforations on the full grain leather are designed in a diamond-shaped pattern and they’re all over the upper. They add comfort and aeration to the foot, and they look nice against the white ZeroG rubber outsole. Regardless if you chose a black, tan or white version of the shoe, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the high-quality materials and the attention to details that was put in the making of the shoes. The style of the shoes radiates with minimalism and elegance, and the carefully selected materials and technologies used in the construction of the shoes will ensure that you’ll be wearing the shoes in many years to come.

A great plus in the shoes is that you’ll be able to wear them from the early spring all the way up to the end days of the summer. Yes, they’re more suited for the summer, but they’re also appropriate for wearing during the beautiful breezy spring days.

Bottom line

The Chowchow Perf Lace model by Hush Puppies is a source of great pride and joy to the company. It’s been loved by many of the customers for the ability to complete an outfit without breaking the bank or without taking your comfort away. And why would you sacrifice your comfort?

The flat Oxford-style inspired shoe has a full grain perforated leather, and a fantastic bouncy and flexible ZeroG outsole. You’ll be able to transition the shoes from your day to night events, and another great plus about them is that they’re also work-appropriate. Combine the black color version of the shoe with your smart suit and you have an outfit that screams with professionalism, sophistication, and grace.

And if that’s not enough, why not add a white version of the Chowchow Perf Lace to your retro-inspired tea-length wedding dress, so you’ll be able to dance the night away on your biggest day? Why go through the trouble of suffering in high stilettos or wedge heels when you can have a pain-free magical day? Yes, they’re that versatile and amazing.