School shoes have to be comfortable, tough, durable and make both parents and children happy. Little feet deserve decent support. Hush Puppies Mara school shoes are made from leather and comes with three sets of sole inserts that can be changed to make them fit comfortably. Leather survives most scuff marks with a bit of polish and attention and makes durable shoes.

Product Information

Retailer: Amazon +

Price: RRP £38
Delivery costs: Free Delivery, Amazon Prime Eligible

About Hush Puppies

“Since 1958, we’ve been leading the casual lifestyle revolution — helping people embrace everyday comfort. Our soft, breathable and comfortable footwear invited young families to break the rules, kick back and enjoy a comfortable, casual way of living. With over 17 million pairs of shoes sold every year in more than 165 countries around the world, Hush Puppies is a global brand, a household name and a cultural icon that embodies the lighthearted spirit of its beloved basset hound.”*


  • Target age range: Children
  • Target gender: Girls
  • Special considerations: Velcro straps for easy fastening

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At full price the shoes are cost effective. They’re real leather, are well made, will last through a school year and it have excellent resale value second hand afterwards.


Materials: Leather (outer material), textile (inner material), Synthetic sole
Closure: Hook & Loop with fastening strap across the foot
Heel Type: Flat
Shoe Width: Regular



Shoes that fit well is essential, particularly when it comes to school shoes that are worn more often than any other shoes. My daughter loves her Hush Puppies Mara because they are tough, comfy and mainly because I don’t constantly complain that she’s scuffing them up.

Leather is not a Vegan fabric and resource intensive to manufacture. It is also durable and when used by a well-known brand like Hush Puppies, it’s used to make durable, tough shoes that will last the whole school year and still have plenty of wear left for a second hand sale or younger sibling. Recommended.

Ergohacks Essential

The review is based on the Hush Puppies Mara, Girls’ Mary Jane Shoes. Read more about Ergohacks’ eco and access icons used in reviews. This article was first published on 15 August 2016.