In an effort to inpsire more people to join the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) fight to promote breast cancer awareness, Hush Puppies is launching a limited edition version of its Chaste Ballet flat in pink. The shoe will hit key retail partners in October and only 3,000 pairs will be made. In addition, the heritage shoe company will donate $10,000 to NBCF as a Bronze Sponsor.
Giving leather a rest, brands turned to linen, denim and most notably, printed textiles to add a jolt of newness to their Spring ’14 collections at the June FFANY show in New York. Prints spanned photo-real galactic scenes and plumes of peacock feathers to modern interpretations of tie-dye. And on classic silhouettes like a two-piece flat from Chinese Laundry and ballerinas at Hush Puppies to CMerit’s old-school hi-tops and vulcanized loafers, these prints provided a pop of color and freshness to otherwise basic footwear.