Hush Puppies is inviting anyone over the age of 16 to participate in its new competition to design their own shoe. Twenty semi-finalists will be chosen in July. After the public votes on the designs online, they will be winnowed down to 5 finalists in September. The winner will be chosen in October, and the winning shoe will be produced and the sold at Schuh stores. Judges include Nicky Shalcross, Schuh buyer; David Rist, managing director for Hush Puppies; and Rachel Fanconi, celebrity stylist. Information is at