Hush Puppies Griffon Review

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The Hush Puppies brand has designing great quality shoes for over 50 years. They led the fashion industry in a casual lifestyle revolution, becoming the first the create soft and relaxed footwear that encouraged customers to kick back and relax, enjoying an informal way of life. Their beloved basset hound and the Hush Puppy name has become a common household name in 165 countries around the world.

The Griffon’s are a great pair of strappy sandals that fit right into their desire to make comfortable and casual shoes. They feature fantastic midsole technologies to ensure you get a wonderful underfoot experience that your feet will appreciate at the end of a long day on your feet. The block heel gives you a stable base, and the adjustable ankle strap ensures you get a secure fit. Don’t let the cost scare you away though, and the long life span provides that the shoes are a significant investment as the shoes don’t need to be replaced for a while, saving you money in the long run. If you’re shopping around for a versatile pair of sandals that will fit in just about anywhere then the Hush Puppies Griffon’s might be the perfect choice for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Great longevity

Phenomenal comfort level

Highly flexible

Comes in wide width

Adjustable ankle strap

Cons

High price tag

Only three color options

Runs small

Fits on the narrow side

Heel

Heel

The strappy sandals feature a block stacked heel that measures in at about 2.5 inches. Of course, this is just an estimated height based on a size 8.5 and can change depending on different sizes. The color of the heel matches the rest of sandal, giving you a more unified look throughout the shoe.

The stacked heel gives the impression of layers of wood layered on top of each other, giving them a more aesthetic look. The fact that they are thick and chunky is also going to provide you with far more stability than others might with a thinner, stiletto heel.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Hush Puppies is made out of a molded rubber for durability and comfort. It features WaveReflex wave pattern on the sole that allows for great flexibility that will allow the shoes to move and flex with your feet with each of your steps, encouraging more automatic movement while you walk.

The rubber sole will work in conjunction with the wave tread pattern on the bottom to provide you with decent traction. You will still have to be careful if you are walking on ice or other slippery surfaces, but it will aid in keeping you upright and preventing you from falling while you're on the go.
Midsole

Midsole

The Hush Puppies Griffon's have a fantastic midsole construction that will make your feet swoon. They feature an HPO2Flex footbed brings a triangle pattern that molds to the way that you walk. The structure allows for decent air circulation, aiding in the breathability of the sandals. It is also going to allow for a good amount of flexibility, so they are going to move with the natural movements of your feet.

On top of the already fantastic midsole, there is a fully padded footbed that is lined in leather, giving you a soft feeling on the bottoms of your feet to help prevent blisters and other uncomfortable sores. These shoes are going to provide you with a decent amount of support under your arches thanks to the padded footbed, pleasing many customers who have high arches and need that extra cushioning.
Uppers

Uppers

The Hush Puppies Griffon sandals feature a strappy look that is made out of full-grain leather for comfort and durability. They can offer you great support, hugging your feet snuggly and securely. You will get an adjustable quarter strap that buckles at the ankle, giving you the ability to get a more customizable fit for added comfort.

The leather straps have a soft synthetic lining on the underside of it to give you a more pleasant experience against your skin while you're wearing them. The coating will help prevent against the risk of uncomfortable rubbing and chafing which can lead to blisters or other nasty sores. Additionally, they are going to allow some air to flow under the straps, helping keep the part of your foot that is covered as cool as the rest of your foot and reducing the amount of foot sweat you'll experience which can lead to stinky feet and shoes.
Weight

Weight

The Hush Puppies Griffon strappy sandals are a bit on the heavy side when compared to some of the other similar products on the market. It weighs in at a whopping 11 ounces for a size 8.5 wide. Please note that this is for a single shoe and not the pair and will vary depending on the size you order. Even though they are heavier than average, it doesn't seem to be too much of a burden on many customers, with no complaints about the weight of them.
Support

Support

When walking around all day in any type of shoes, you want to make sure that your feet are going to be securely locked into place. You want to ensure that you're not going to slide around inside the foot chamber as that could cause you to slip, causing injury. That isn't something that you will have to experience with the Hush Puppies Griffon sandals. As long as you are ordering to correct size your feet will fit in them snuggly, keeping you secure in them. The adjustable buckle at the ankle does its part as well, saving you from unintentionally walking right out of your shoe.

Additionally, thanks to the amazingly constructed midsole you are going to get phenomenal arch support that will mold to your specific foot, giving you the padding that you need where you need it. The moderate arch support works for a vast majority of consumers, keeping your feet happy and comfy throughout the day.
Comfort

Comfort

Reviewers are quite pleased with the comfort level they receive from these sandals. The cushioned footbed and HPO2Flex triangle pattern that conforms to the shape of your feet give you a superior underfoot experience that you might not receive from many other sandals. This cushioning allows your feet to sink in and hug your feet, creating a cradling midsole to ensure you're happy all day long.

The leather straps and synthetic lining underneath them give you a pleasant feeling along your skin. This may not necessarily bring you comfort, but it is going to help prevent discomfort. The soft staps don't rub uncomfortably on your feet which can lead to nasty sores that most people do not want to deal with.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Hush Puppies Griffon's offer you a fantastic amount of flexibility. They feature HPO2Flex technologies integrated with the midsole which works with the natural movements of your feet, giving you a flexible feel under your feet. They aren't going to restrict your movements with your steps. Additionally, you are going to get even more flexibility in the outsole thanks to the WaveReflex sole. This wave pattern bends easily with each step you take.
Durability

Durability

The molded rubber outsole and leather straps ensure that the Hush Puppies Griffon sandals are going to be highly durable and will not fall apart on you unexpectedly. You shouldn't have any problems with the thick heel snapping on you while you're out and about, nor will you experience the straps tearing apart at the seems. Everything about these sandals is made to be durable.

The fact that they are durable makes the high cost worth the extra money you will pay for them. You're not going to have to replace them for quite a while, allowing the shoes to live in your shoe closet and be part of your wardrobe for quite a while before they need to be replaced.
Style

Style

A majority of consumers agree that the Griffon's have a great style and design to them that will look great in many situations. They have criss-cross straps that make up the vamp and an adjustable strap that secures your feet at the ankle. Additionally, they have an open toe design and a 2.5 inch stacked, block heel to give you some extra height. The color of the heel matches the shade of the leather straps, giving you a unified look throughout the whole shoe which many can appreciate.

Unfortunately for many people, there are only three color options available, so there isn't much of a variety. That doesn't deter a lot of customers, but there are some who would have liked a bigger selection. When purchasing the sandals, you can choose between black leather, pale peach leather, or tan leather. Something that you might want to note is that some reviews mentioned that the pale peach looks more like a mauve color and the name of the color can be misleading.
Fit

Fit

Consumers can appreciate that the Hush Puppies Griffon sandals are available in both medium and wide sizes. It can be hard to find a cute pair of strappy sandals that fit wide feet, so it is nice to know that these can accommodate this. There are, however, some reviewers that mentioned that they are running a bit on the narrow side, so even if you don't usually wear a wide sized shoe so are suggesting that you should order the bigger size to make up for the narrow sandal. If you have thinner than average feet, then you are in luck, as these should fit your feet wonderfully. In addition to them being on the narrow side, some have commented that they are also running small in length. These are all things that you will want to consider when choosing the correct size.

It can be a bit difficult to choose the correct size for the perfect fit when you're ordering your footwear online, as you won't be able to try them on before you purchase them. There are sizing charts online that are available that you can take a gander at to give you an idea of what to order. The problem with that comes with the fact that these particular sandals aren't true-to-size so these charts can be a bit misleading so use caution when you are checking them out.
Stability

Stability

Just because these sandals have a 2.5-inch heel doesn't mean that they can't still be stable. Even though the heel isn't short, it had a thick base and can create decent stability for ease in walking. You are going to have more ground contact than you would if you were wearing a thin, stiletto heel, making it easier to stay on your feet.

Not only is it going to be easier to walk, but you will have a better time when you're walking around outside, whether heading to your destination or attending an outdoor event. You're not going to have to use caution while stepping onto the soft ground for fear of your heel sinking down, causing you to fall or break the heel. You are also not going to have to worry about your heels getting caught in cracks in the sidewalk or grates.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Hush Puppies Griffon's are a cute pair of strappy sandals that will fit in at just about any occasion. You can wear these shoes with your shorts when heading out to the mall or will a summer dress while attending an outdoor wedding. No matter where you are going to what you are doing you'll look great in these heels. They have a thick heel to give you high stability and a perfectly constructed sole to ensure you're going to have phenomenal flexibility. The comfort level of the shoes, however, is what makes the shoes stand out. They have a padded footbed and utilize many technologies to ensure your underfoot experience is the best they can offer. Don't run away after you see the price tag, the longevity of the sandals makes the significant cost with the money in the long run as you won't have to replace them for quite some time. Overall, they are a great pair of shoes that will look great in your shoe closet.