Monday, April 16, 2012


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Founded by British surfers/footwear designers, Cushe® footwear is just that-cushy-  and is divided up into three categories-Universal Traveller, Coastal Supremacy, and Urban Safari...ALL focused on the details.

Northern Euro Alpine inspired-thermal fleece lining, APLINE FERN- Wolverine performance suede= waterproof, oversized toe bumper, ergonomically shaped footbed/molded EVA $185
When we think of this label-that we have been covering for a bunch of years-impressive, hands down standouts- are the creative designs -stylish and very fun, plus eco-minded materials---and for Fall 2012-lots of waterproof, rugged outdoor minded options.

Starting off-the ALLPINE-pull on boots for women.

slip-resistant/sticky pine cone design outsole-one of several signature Cushe custom moulded rubber

Foot-On Futon-"...designed to be your inside out boot..."

Quilty Conscience- $180 premium waterproof full grain leather and suede.+felt textile.

thermal fleece
toe bumper for added protection

moulded EVA in-sock for added underfoot comfort-side zip for easy on/off

moulded rubber with unique Cushe futon tread design


Quilty Pleasures-Wolverine performance waterproof suede, thermal fleece, moulded EVA in-sock comfort, available in black suede too


WILDRUN MID (and WILDRUN LEATHER)-is ankle high outdoor inspired bootie-an easy height to wear, imo---made with nubuck or suede stretch lycra collar for a secure fit-and ventilated mesh lining and grippy Vibram® rubber outsole.

Moulded EVA  with memory foam-molds to your feet

Men's Universal Traveller options-including the pictured Baja Igloo ($160) and Baja Black Sheep ($150)-designed for "life after shred"-----remind us of the snowboard boots we used in the 90's. Waterproof leather and thermal fleece lined...with the same Cushe™ moulded EVA with memory foam midsoles...and insoles of moulded EVA with Poliyou---protective toe bumps
Baja Black Sheep
moulded Vibram rubber outsole with unique 2-color footprint tread

Baja Igloo

Urban Safari---goes well while riding the subways---as well as the byways---old school/retro styling.
Chuck Taylor-like- Sneaky Feeling with premium full grain leather, suede and canvas, lining of breathable mesh, moulded EVA in-sock, 

$110---and fyi-low cut version too=Sneak Around  $100

moulded rubber outsole with unique "Lazyboy" sole tread
Re-introduced, the CUSHE SLIPPER Glow-lightweight, no lacing...great grabby treads-honey comb pattern is like little pillows on your feet. In soles-are so supportive---

Double gusseted foot opening

Women's Cushe Slippers-available in five colors included this nice casual faded purple...
collapsible-easy pack. Zero degree pitch.

Premium canvas textile, breathable canvas lining...microfiber in-sock $50

moulded Manuka Honeycomb rubber outsole with unique  design cushions the pressure points

How emblematic of Cushe is this....? the SURF SLIPPER LOAFER DELUX $95 (also available in a quilted version made of recycled "Climate" nylon $80)

A shoe? A slipper?---premium upper, ventilated mesh upper lining with full leather sock, moulded rubber with "Manuka Honeycomb" grip outsole. As comfy as your fav/fit your feet perfectly sandals...

 And style-nice contrast stitching  details...and that laid back personified logo.