Review - Hush Puppies Trek Boot
Product: Hush Puppies – Trek Boot
RRP: Sale online$99.00
Company: Hush Puppies
Product Description / Technical Specs:
Master street style or take to the mountains, the versatile Trek boot can do both! It features 4mm latex foam in the footbed for superior comfort and a cleated sole design for extra traction. Heel Height 30mm
Material: Nubuck Leather
Lining Material: Mesh
Sock Material: Mesh
Made in India
Quality / Design: 4/5
Overall, the quality and the design of these boots is great. Nothing new about the look, but they don’t pretend to be anything they are not.
Innovation / Sustainability / Ethical Production: 4 /5
Nothing particularly innovate about the style, but the padded inner soles certainly are a plus (see my comment below about comfort).
Given they were made in India, I had some initial concerns about their manufacturing standards and ethical sourcing, however I was impressed to find they publish a list of their suppliers and found this on their website:
“we get that our customers want to buy ethically sourced apparel and footwear. That is why we have an Ethical Sourcing team, with offices in Australian and Asia, dedicated to ensuring that all products sold to our customers are ethically sourced and that our suppliers and manufacturers treat their employees fairly in accordance with local laws, both in terms of the wages they pay their employees and the working hours and conditions their employees enjoy. We demand that our suppliers and manufacturers ensure that in relation to their product and workforce, basic labour and human rights are met, environmental impacts are managed and they behave ethically at all times.” (source)
Function / Practicality: 3/5
They are comfortable and after wearing them for a full day of walking and exploring the bush, my feet were fine. I can appreciate that they will soften up a bit with further wear, and that as my ankles get use to the high top they will be even more comfortable.
They were super light weight and my feet were kept cool.
The fabric finish is prone to scuffing, but that kinda adds to the adventure feel.
I didn’t have the chance to get them wet, so not sure how they would hold up walking in them if they were wet. I suspect they would dry quite quickly in the body, but perhaps not on the cushioned inner sole.
For an entry level walker, I think these are a great place to start. If you are after a more technical shoe, these are not for you.
Designed with women in mind: 5/5
Hush Puppies have certainly considered women’s lifestyles in their latest range of shoes – particularly the fact that many of us are on our feet ALL DAY! I was also sent a pair of their ballet flats that are in their All Day Comfort range – “Feel good on your feet all day with a multi-layer sock made up of 3mm latex foam padding over the whole sock with an additional 3mm memory foam at the heel and arch for the ultimate support”
I can safely say, these have become my go to everyday shoes – SO comfortable, cute and EASY.