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
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!
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.
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.
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.
It’s easy to like Sierra Quitiquit. Heck, it’s easy to LOVE Sierra Quitiquit. Not in a superficial sense, but for who she is, and what she’s all about. At Cushe, we’re always on the lookout for people who have a real passion for what they do – and the guts to chase that passion so far that it becomes a part of who they are. This is why we’re happy to announce Sierra as a new ambassador, and member of team Cushe!
How did she get here? We'll let her explain…
“I grew up in Park City, Utah, back when it was just a sleepy little ski town. My Dad had my three brothers and I on skis before we blew out the candles on the cakes for our second birthdays. Skiing was always the most important thing in our lives. I started competitive ski racing when I was about six or seven years old. I loved skiing fast, beating the boys and having as much fun as possible. It became my mantra for life. Those years taught me to be an aggressive athlete, while maintaining a deep appreciation for the amazing world surrounding me.
Now, traveling the world and skiing big lines on the most challenging mountains for a living is truly a dream come true. When I'm not on the slopes or modeling, I try to spend my time as a professional fun-seeker! Riding bikes, surfing, yoga, running, cooking, and traveling are my favorite things in the whole world. I hope to inspire young girls to realize their beauty not just through athletic achievement, but kindness, consciousness, and the pursuit of happiness.
OK - well, not the entire collection at once - but we are going bananas with our Shoe-A-Day Giveaway on Facebook. 30 pairs of our Cushe x Hoffman collection are up for grabs, and all you have to do to get in the running is enter. We like to keep things simple. The giveaway ends on April 19, 2014 - so hurry up!
Jump over to our Facebook page and ENTER TO WIN!
Check out the entire Cushe x Hoffman collection.