Find some Cushe Time this weekend. That is all.
The first of our Shumakers collection have started hitting stores, so we thought it would be an excellent use of your work time to peep some drool-worthy photos. The full grain leather used on these has amazing character, and the sole is, in a (naughty) word, badass. Even though we are clearly MASTER photographers, this shoe looks even better in person. Also better on feet. Look for more colors soon, and the LTD later this year.
So, the weather in the Midwest can only be described as Hoth-like at the moment. Walking out into the wind is what we imagine getting hit in the face with a bag of frozen pennies feels like. We're a glass half full bunch over here though, so here are three things we actually like about the cold.
1. Scarves. We've said it before, and we'll say it again; next to boots, scarves are our favorite winter accessory. Like The Dude's rug, they can really tie a look together.
2. Hot chocolate. Pretty much any kind will do, but there is a ridiculous amount of luxury class hot chocolates out there worth sipping. Sea Salt is on our list to try.
3. Wool socks. The ninja of foot warmth. Silent, unseen, effective... and potentially deadly if you do not wash them.
Ever wonder where we get that delightful scent of leather, canvas, and natural rubber blends? It's not the hottest new fragrance you can buy, but a musk one can only acquire from spending time in our shoe lab. Ok, ok, lab is a little bit of a reach since we don't actually construct our ultra comfortable designs in this room, but it sounds better than Shoe Hole. We do cook up product names, play around with potential styling, and drink oddly concocted smoothies in here though, so it's a lab of sorts.
We'll close our word holes now, so you can take a look at the pictures. Plenty of upcoming styles featured here, which shall remain nameless until it's time to talk about them. Go ahead and get your shoe lust on though, because everything you see here is coming out in 2013.
So you saved some cash with our free shipping. Not only are you smart (and good looking), but you are either incredibly generous because you are giving the gift of Cushe, or you are about to add a(nother) pair of Cushes to your personal footwear arsenal. This is just one of the many reasons we like you.
However, there is a problem... What to do with that extra cash from the shipping you didn’t just pay for. Here are three things we might do if we had a little foldin’ money in our pockets.
Buy socks. Now, we know this is traditionally a holiday gift you have to grin and bare, but hear us out. Many of our shoes look extra awesome when worn sock free. That isn’t always an option for all of us – so when the sitch calls for socks, we like to still look like we’re without. The tropical Republic of Banana has some great no-show socks that aren’t see-through thin.
See a show. Unless you were shipping somewhere exotic, we’re not talking about an arena band. Go to your local venue and see a rising act. Aside from being a great way to discover some new music, it’ll give you that indie cred of being able to say “I saw them when…”. This past year we’ve been lucky enough to see some great performances from Little Hurricane, GRiZ, Say Anything, and Japandroids; all in small venues for less than 15 smackers.
Pick up a macro lens for your phone. The best camera is the one you always have with you, and for most of us, that means our mobile phone. Photojojo has some unique photographer gifts and gadgets in general, but this Macro Cell Lens Band is amazing looking. Plus you can just wear it when it’s not in use. Bonus.
If you haven’t taken advantage of our free shipping yet, you still have a few days! Get at it!
We like fall and winter for a few reasons: the colorful change in seasons, friends and family around the holidays, hitting the hills after a fresh snowfall... all good stuff. Most importantly though, it's scarf and boot season. We don't make scarves, but we do make a lot of awesome boots!
David Lee Roth once told Henry Rollins (and we're paraphrasing here) that every ticket he sold to a show was a contract his band had with that person for a good experience. Why are we telling you this? Well, because it's awesome and strange that Rollins and Roth have a friendship. More importantly though, we feel that same way about our boots. Shoes too, but we're talking about boots today. We want to keep your feet warm and dry. We want you to not settle for salt stains. We want to keep you looking good, and feeling Cushe. Check out our full range of women’s boots here.
At our secret lair in the Midwest, we can feel the cool air starting to creep in. Fear not the falling leaves though, friends. We have a couple of silky smooth boots this season that will pair perfectly with your fall and winter wardrobe.
The Bespoke Slipper Chuka and the Evo Desert are a Cushe take on classic men’s style. Both boots are incredibly versatile, and cross between casual and a little more professional effortlessly. The grey and brown pictured above go with just about anything. We’ve got you covered with plenty of options though, in case you are feeling a little friskier.
Speaking of that wardrobe, we’ve picked out a few updated basics that are a great compliment to your new Cushe kicks. We dig this pair of J. Crew 484 Selvedge denim. They are somewhere in between slim and skinny – which is the place to be. I think we can all agree it’s time to stop painting our pants on… No matter what denim maker you prefer, go for the selvedge finish and let your Cushe Life wear them in for a totally unique and crazy comfortable fit.
A solid oxford shirt is another staple. It tends to adopt the look of the parts around it, so you can dress it up or down. We like pockets in our shirts. In fact, don’t trust a man without a shirt pocket… We’ve got a UNIQLO take pictured above, but you can find these nearly anywhere. Just make sure it sports a pocket if you ever want us to trust you.
If you are looking to grab a new jacket this season, check out Spiewak. These guys have been making outerwear since 1904, so we’re pretty sure they’ve got this on lock. The Barrow CPO Jacket in Charcoal is a great mix of cool and classic.
These are just some of our ideas. What do you rock with your Cushe boots? As always, let us know over on Facebook and Twitter. Post pictures of your Cushe style; you never know how we’ll thank you for sharing. Because sharing… is caring.
National Flip Flop Day is coming up, and here at Cushe, we want to free your feet! On June 15th we’ll have three $100 gift codes up for grabs on Twitter. How do you get your hands on one? Two easy steps:
1. Follow us at @CusheUS
2. On June 15th, tweet the phrase ‘I want @CusheUS to #FreeMyFeet with $100 for National Flip Flop Day!’
3. (optional) Rub your lucky charm
We’ll pick three lucky ducks at random to get $100 to spend at the Cushe.com store. That’s enough cheddar to cover any of our sandals – or even a few pair of our flip flops. Get your feet ready for freedom, and we’ll hear from you on the 15th!