OPPOSING VIEWS

 


both from the New Yorker. HOPPositions that we constantly think about..

IN ANGELUS WE TRUST

 

any diehard HOPP fans who remembers these handpainted sandals we did back in 2017? the leather paints we used were from our favorite online leather and shoe care store and family-owned business, Angelus. they sell all kinds of products to customize shoes as well as the best leather upkeep products -- conditioners, finishes, cements, repellents, cleaners, you name it. they also have some great tutorials on how to customize shoes or bags on their blog. an amazing resource.

SPOTLIGHT: CHERRELLE


introducing cherrelle! we're spotlighting HOPP employees (only 2 really 😄) and collaborators throughout the blog, and gorge cher is first because she was actually our first hire. she's been with us since day one ringing up orders at HOPP's launch party back in april 2016. not only is she an amazing designer and all-around helper (and model!), she also just started her own passion biz creating and selling beautiful illustrations and prints. check out and buy her work on her brand new website.

FAN MERCH






classic comfort Hush Puppies next level merch. metal initial beads?! and all suede with their pup logo embroidered. quality merch.

"In 1994 when sales of Hush Puppies were down to 30,000 pairs a year, Hush Puppies suddenly became "hip" in the clubs and bars of downtown Manhattan where young people were "buying them up" at small shoe stores. Hush Puppies soon began to turn up on the famous feet of stars such as Princess Diana, Jim Carrey, Sharon Stone, David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Dennis Rodman and Sylvester Stallone. Hush Puppies also benefited from the trend toward dressing-down at work, filling the fashion gap between tennis shoes and dress shoes. Wolverine sent videotapes with tips for casual dressing at work to 200 businesses throughout the United States. The company revived the "We invented casual" tagline that had launched Hush Puppies in 1958." -Wiki hehe

OKKYUNG LEE

 

was recently introduced to new york-based, south korean experimental cellist and composer okkyung lee by a friend and can't get enough. she came out with a new album (above) earlier this summer, and we've also been listening to this amazing playlist she put together of 70s and 80s korean pop.

NAME BEHIND THE NAME: LIMBO VINTAGE




our new limbo styles have late 60s and 70s vibes, and limbo was also the name of the vintage store credited with starting new york's vintage shopping scene on st. marks when it opened in 1965. some good history of it here and here. wish we were around back then to have seen it (and the st. marks of yore) in real life! we’ve only seen the sign which was left up after the store closed down, and sadly, even that’s gone now. 

DRINK OBSESSION


we’ve been drinking gallons of iced barley tea lately to keep us cool and hydrated. if you’ve never tried it, barley tea tastes toasty and refreshing, and only recently did we find out it has so many benefits to boot. 

90'S COMFORT SHOE BRANDS -- A SERIES




sport-AY! 

the 90's heyday of comfort-focused shoes brings in all kinds of branding/names we love. we said it once before and we'll say it again, CONSIDER COMFORT in all shoe production (less wasteful!)...please and thank you.

THIS IS POSSIBLY THE COOLEST GRANDMA


we're convinced that HOPP customers are all incredibly smart and funny writers. a latest sampling, if you will, of email feedback we got. we're definitely with her on the italy move...

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME (BUT DIFFERENT)

love these twins' unbiased reactions to what many consider compulsory "must-listen-to" music throughout history. it's the purest thing that makes us listen to songs like "In the Air Tonight" (and phil's epic drum solo drop) with fresh ears.

A LIL SOLILOQUY BY JO



😆 a passionate rant on high heels from Jo DangHOPP Design and Content Creator-Extraordinaire. 

GOING OUT ON A LIMBO



snuck up to the roof for a quick snap of HOPP's Cher modeling/wear-testing our new cushioned Limbos that will drop very soon. the delay has not been deliberate 😫