Today is a Good Day (day)

So it's January, holiday season is over, and maybe you're feeling like you don't have a lot left to celebrate. Well at least one South Central Hip Hop icon might beg to differ.

As immortalized by O'Shea Jackson, better known by the the Goodyear Blimp as Ice Cube, Tuesday, January 20 marks the official Today Was a Good Day day (just click the link, you won't be disappointed).

What do you need to partake in the festivities? We're not sure, but a drop-top couldn't hurt. Or maybe it's an all-day marathon of the delightfully awkward '90s time capsule, Yo! MTV Raps.  There are no hard and fast rules, but if you find yourself yelling, "Domino!" you're probably on the right track.

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Winter Doldrums Be Gone!

#CusheTime usually involves a little – shall we say – “outside of the box” thinking. Need proof? Look no further than the students of Gone Boarding, who recently pulled off this epic out of doors hat trick:

- Snowboarding
- Longboarding
- Surfing

Which may not seem all that monumental until you find out it was:

- All in the same day
- In Michigan
- In December

Yes, you read that right. And did we mention they design and build their own boards?

We got nonstop love for this inventive group of über outdoor acolytes. They prove you don't need the tops of mountains or the sides of oceans to keep #CusheTime on tap - just an eye for adventure and the giddy chutzpah to get your hands dirty (and your feet cold). These kids got'em both in spades. 

Watching the entire gleeful ordeal, which sports a pretty dope soundtrack as a bonus, is enough to make your teeth chatter while you wave your good-on-them fist pumps in the air.

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Ski Season Gear Picks!

The Gear Gal loves the Boho Chill too! Get ready for ski season with her recommendations at thegeargal.com.

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LIVE -FIT HOLIDAY GIFTS

The Cushe BoHo Chill WP is MUST HAVE in the latest issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers.  Happy shopping!

 

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL

Who doesn't like watching movies or reading books-especially when they are about the spirit of the outdoor adventure, exploration and wild places? Here at Cushe, we love a well-shot flick, and we're pumped to once again be partnering with The Banff Centre to host the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival - the world's best and largest mountain festival.

The festival kicks off in beautiful Banff, Calgary, November 1st.  But if you can't make it to Calgary that's ok, becuase the tour packs up and hits the road.  Click here for tour dates.

And if you are looking for something to get your heart racing, check out the Radical Reels program-made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping (we know our buddy Matthias Giraud will be checking this out), skiing and snowboarding.

Go forth, watch movies, read books and find happiness. #HappinessHunting

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We’re On The Cover!

Why is this ridiculously good looking dude all smiles? Probably because he’s wearing the Cushe Slipper! Possibly because he’s a model - but likely it’s just the Slipper. 

The Cushe Slipper is gracing the cover of the September issue of Outside Magazine by way of this extremely happy fella’s feet, and popping back up again on page 47! So exciting! Our little Slipper is all growns up, and we’re so proud. We hope it doesn’t forget about us on its meteoric rise to fame. 

The September issue of Outside is on shelves right now - so pick one up and pin us on your bedroom wall!

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The Summer's Best Flip-Flops

Of course, we've been saying this for years, but now Outside Online has included the Manuka Wrap in their list of Summer-Changing Flip Flops

Outside says the Wrap is best for minimalists - and walking in them is "as close to barefoot as you can get with shoes on."

Big thanks to the Outside crew for including little ol' us! 

Snag a pair for yourself here

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Cristian Merello Joins Cushe

So here is a thing that is awesome: superstar Chilean surfer Cristian Morello joins team Cushe as an international ambassador! 

Morello has as many trophies as we do slippers, plus he's an all-around cool dude. A perfect addition to an already great squad. 

Bonus science-y information: Winter in Chile is June to August. Also, on a synoptic scale, the most important factors that controls the climate in Chile are the Pacific Anticyclone, the southern circumpolar low pressure area, the cold Humboldt current, the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes Mountains. Despite Chile's narrowness, some interior regions may experience wide temperature oscillations and cities such as San Pedro de Atacama, may even experience a continental climate.

What just happened… we blacked out. 

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Rock The Sock(less)

We're on the eve of summer - well, the technical eve anyway - and it's already been super summerific in terms of weather for a lot of you out there. In places with actual seasons, summer presents a whole load of opportunities to give your feet some much needed freedom from heavy socks and shoes. 

Canvas is the word, and sans sock is the look. 

If you are a Cushe Slipper fan, we have some good news that is about to make dropping the socks a bit easier on that front - the canvas Cushe Slipper is machine washable! More details on that coming soon.  

That's all well and good, but what if you want to wear something that isn't the Cushe Slipper and keep the sock less look? What if you are worried about rubbing in all the wrong places - or rubbing someone the wrong way with some serious foot funk? Worry not, there is a solution: The loafer sock. 

Some places call them 'no-show' socks as well, but keep an eye on the ankle rise. We've found that not all no-show sock options are equal. If you want to make sure nothing peeks out over your shoe, the better luck has been had with socks specifically made for loafers. 

These babies have been our secret summer weapons for a few years now. They are the best of both worlds and so many people are making them now, that you'll have a lot of options in choosing what you like best. A quick use of the Googles will reveal the true power of the internet: sock shopping. 

Also this cat in a sock

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