#CusheTime Photo Contest

Get stoked - it’s contest time! Which means some peoples are getting free shoes! 

Participation is easy, but if you are unsure, just ask yourself:

1. Do I take pictures of stuff while I’m doing stuff?
2. Do I share those pictures online sometimes / all the time / maybe too much? 
3. Am I currently using the internet? 

If you answered ‘yes’ or ‘hell yes’ to any or all of those questions, you can totally do this! If you answered ‘no’ to question #3, we are scientifically confused and will need to draft an immediate email to Neil deGrasse Tyson for clarification.  

So how do you play along with this contest? Simple, just share a picture of your #CusheTime with us! #CusheTime is YOUR time - and it could be anything. A sunset on the beach, a couple of good friends and a bonfire, a photo from a concert… whatever it is that helps you find a little happiness - that’s your #CusheTime. 

Post and tag your photo using the hashtag #CusheTime on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or upload it directly to our contest page

One important thing to note - if any of your social accounts that you share this photo on are private, we can’t see your entry! No worries if you wanna keep things private though, just use the uploader on the contest page we linked above. 

Make it fun / awesome / silly - ‘cause we’re picking a winner each week for a free pair of Cushes! Now get our there and find some more #CusheTime, share a photo, and win some shoes! 

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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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July Playlist

The month of July has been brought to you by hammocks, bonfires, the letter Q, and the following playlist:

Stars - The Theory of Relativity 
Wild Belle - Keep You
Big Data feat. Joywave - Dangerous
Spoon - Do You
Jungle - Busy Earnin'
The Horrors - In And Out Of Sight
GRMLN - Teenage Rhythm 
Crooked Colours - Come Down
The Orwells - Always N Forever
Woods - Size Meets the Sound


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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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Our Favorite Surf Flicks

Disclaimer: This list doesn’t contain either “The Endless Summer” or “Point Break”. “The Endless Summer” is a great and timeless movie – it arguably launched surfing into the lives of everyone outside of the core culture. That pretty much puts it on every ‘Best Surf Movies’ list ever. “Point Break”… not exactly a pure surfing movie, but popular and pretty damn quotable. 

Who kinda didn’t want to be agent Johnny Utah? 

Film still from "Step Into Liquid"

In no particular order, surf flicks we like are:

Step Into Liquid (2003)
Beautiful cinematography, some brave footage and riders, and a solid soundtrack. This film is so pretty, we’ve seen it being played with no sound, and it’s still engaging. 

Riding Giants (2004)
Great stuff from director Stacy Peralta - the guy behind “Dogtown and Z-Boys”, and of course a famous surfer/skater in his own right. “Riding Giants” goes from talking surf origins, to profiling the biggest waves, and the biggest personalities that go after them. 

Surfwise (2007) 
Kind of a deeper watch – “Surfwise” tells the story of Dorian Paskowitz, his wife, and their 9 home-schooled and beach-raised kids. Literally. Paskowitz raised all of his kids in a small camper on the beach. Directed by Doug Pray, who also made a great DJing documentary called “Scratch”

The September Sessions (2002)
Directed by Jack Johnson (yep – the singer / surfer), this shorter film is a look at some big names simply getting into some good waves. It’s just an enjoyable watch. As you may imagine, solid music plays a part in this one as well. 

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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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June Playlist

Some jamz (the 'z' makes it more boss) we collected in June. Not gonna lie, Tacocat was likely included because Tacocat spelled backwards IS STILL TACOCAT! 

Kaiser Chiefs - Good Days Bad Days
Temples - Shelter Song
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
Pattern is Movement - Make It Right
Bearhug - Grapefruit
To Kill A King - Cold Skin
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
Tacocat - You Never Came Back
Bad Books - It Never Stops
Modern Baseball - The Weekend

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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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Welcome, Sierra!

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.

-Sierra”

Follow the adventures of Sierra on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

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