Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GREEN YOUR LIFE: CUSHE FOOTWEAR FALL 2011


Outdoor Retailer, SLC



Words/Tradeshow Images Judith Ecochard









































Our second season previewing the F/W 2011 Cushe collection (S/S 2011 link)---had us thinking this brand really does have its own stylish niche.






Founded by English guy Martin Dean----the so-cal surf inspired line with three groups (URBAN SAFARI, UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER, COASTAL SUPREMACY) ---has not only started   a cool casual, easy to wear urban everyday/outdoor rugged/surf worthy bunch of kickers----but also led to the company MO to Leave A Lighter Footprint with it’s ...







Shucoon Slide



C.L.I.M.A.T.E. (Contains Low Impact Materials and Thinking Environmentally) sub-label.







Beginning with the bare bones, energy efficient production process that includes recycled/repurposed materials----
The Shucoon series for women and men, come delivered in a cocoon shape, held together by a wearable recycled rubber wristband.

The low impact mindset is found in the uppers, midsoles and outsoles ----very interesting btw-made from moulded rubber with pressed canvas.

WHAT ELSE:
 For cold snowy winter weather, a collection of seriously tough, seamed sealed waterproof and water resistant boots and lace-up pac/hiking style boots are new for Cushe.























WILDTRIP $160

Full of nice details, we admire how the kickers have fun design elements around the entire uppers---
























FIRESIDE $135



FIRESIDE $125


CABIN FEVER $145

And underneath too…as the Cushe outsoles are always unique...(custom molds).
IT BOOT CUFF WP $125





















NAVAHO $100



Notably, in this cozy Wildtrip (pictured above)---made with parent company Wolverine performance suede...the warm shearling with fleece lining goes all the way down the inner shaft of the boot...

(Found in other styles too!


















FIRESIDE $135

Other pluses, a moulded EVA midsole for comfortable support, and state of the art Vibram® rubber with a 2 color footprint tread ($160).








Puddle jumpers with quilted premium nylon textiles in fun colorful patterns…and with a unique one piece moulded shell.
PUDDLE JUMPER $125




GRID SKIPPER $
PUDDLE JUMPER $125







Men and the ladies get many takes on lifestyle sneakers---a category we never really got until we started wearing them around town instead of our running shoes.






Big difference…as this on trend group are made for walking---a completely different foot strike from a natural running style .

CITY SLIPPER-Men's Urban Safari-a fav $90

SPIKE pop of green $90


VAULT $100