Call It Puppy Love

Nobody is kicking this dog around anymore. HUSH PUPPIES, once the sensible footware of Eisenhower-era conformists, have become downright hip, appearing on the fashion runways of hot designers Anna Sui and John Bartlett. Parent Wolverine World Wide revived its clunky old shoes by tarting them up in Technicolor hues like Scarlet Feather and Hot Pepper. Sales of the $70-a-pair dogs nearly quadrupled in 1996.

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