The Hush Puppies Company will showcase its College Clogs®, a new line of fashionable and functional collegiate-licensed footwear, at the National Sporting Goods Association's SportsLab 2000 Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13-15.

Designed for the "athleisure" footwear niche, this product appeals not only to college sports enthusiasts but also to all those affiliated with an institution, including students, alumni, faculty, parents and friends.

"College Clogs combine the comfort and casual styles represented in today's footwear with the tradition of college loyalty," said John Cardarella, vice president of sales for the Wolverine Slipper Group. "These unique clogs are perfect for the fans who wish to sport their collegiate colors and school logos."

The clog is made of Wolverine Performance Suede, specially tanned to provide protection from moisture, chemicals and stains -- perfect for the outdoor and indoor spectator alike. Also known for its extensive and vibrant color palette, Wolverine Performance Suede can be dyed to match any school's official color. The college's logo is embroidered on the clog and the sole is made of a lightweight EVA, commonly used in athletic shoes to provide flexibility and impact resistance.

College Clogs representing the following schools are available immediately: University of Alabama, Brigham Young University, Duke University, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana State, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, Southern California, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Wisconsin, Washington and Washington State. Additional collegiate licensing agreements will be announced in the near future.

Developed in August 1999 by the Wolverine Slipper Group, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., College Clogs are completely assembled in the United States. The clog is available in women's whole sizes 6-11 and men's whole sizes 8-13.

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. manufactures and markets a wide variety of branded footwear and performance leathers. Major branded products of the Company include: Bates® Uniform Footwear; Caterpillar® Footwear; Coleman® Footgear; Harley-Davidson® Footwear; Hush Puppies® shoes, slippers, and accessories; HYTEST® safety footwear; Merrell® performance outdoor footwear; Wolverine® work, sport and rugged outdoor footwear, apparel and accessories; and Wolverine® All Season Weather Leathers(TM). The Company's premier comfort technologies include: Air Paradise, Bounce®, Comfort Curve®, Wolverine DuraShocks® and DuraShocks Motion Control(TM), Wolverine Fusion(TM) and Zero-G(TM).