Monday, March 21, 2011

Merrell Barefoot "Best Thing Since Hush Puppies 50 Years Ago"

"Wolverine World Wide Inc CEO Blake Krueger calls the recently introduced Merrell Barefoot Collection the best thing to happen to the 127-year-old Rockford shoe company since it made history more than 50 years ago with the introduction of Hush Puppies, the country’s first suede casual shoe."
Glad to hear they're working out

Hush Puppies, huh?  I was never a big fan of Hush Puppies.

Here's more from the Sunday story, in the same paper:

"The shoe launched with a half-million orders from retailers, the biggest initial order in the company’s history.

"The men’s version sold out in the first two weeks of their arrival at the Gazelle Sports store in Grand Rapids, said Rob Andro, the sales floor leader at the store, 3930 28th St. SE."
Barefoot Jason gets some good press in this article.

The Trail Gloves are a good thing.  I wore mine for a good part of the weekend.