Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper Leather Review
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Cushe (pronounced ‘Cushy’) is a 10 year old company out of the United Kingdom, and is a subsidiary of Wolverine Boots. That means solid sturdy work boots, right? Not so much. They like to take a design and almost art-like approach to creating a unique, sylish, and comfortable shoe for today’s active, confident, and on-the-go generation.
First Impressions of the Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper
I really liked the look of the shoe. It has a casual comfortable appearance with a rugged sole. Perfect for a casual outing, walk in the park, or even some inclement snowy weather. I put them on, and honestly was blown away with how light these shoes were. This was my first go ever at a Cushe shoe (or slipper), and it truly was a treat. If you search around a bit on-line, you will find that lightweight and comfortable sentiment repeated over and over. The Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper provides a nice and roomy feel, and as its name suggests is extremely comfortable.
They almost felt like a cozy house slipper. I wore them around the house on a casual Sunday playing with the kids and watching some football. I usually do this when I get a new pair of running shoes to get a feel for them to start the foot molding process. In this case, I didn’t want or feel the need to take them off.
The simple upper when viewed from above displays the clean and supple leather. The ‘sidewall’ (see photo above), so to speak, situated right above the bottom outer sole is a more durable suede strip.
The outsole is constructed into a molded EVA with a unique Manuka honeycomb design. If you are curious, as I was, the Manuka tree is prominent in New Zealand and Australia whose flowers provide the nectar for those bees to make Manuka honey.
The outsole has good traction with a pretty aggressive lug pattern to keep you from slipping and sliding on wet or snowy surfaces. This is coming in quite handy as we are in the midst of decent winter. At times, having to carry my little ones, this tread will give me the underfoot confidence to traverse some slick and icy sidewalks. I’m not saying these are hardcore snow boot, but enough to suffice for normal day to day tasks. The sole does slightly come up or wrap around to aid in the life of the suede and leather upper.
What impressed me as well was the strong stich pattern throughout. Double stitched in in all the critical connection areas has proven strong and solid. I’m sure going forth, they will aid in the beating I am sure to put them through.
Fit of the Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper
I usually wear a 10.5 U.S. in my casual shoe and an 11 in my running shoes. These shoes do only come in whole sizes, and I opted for the 11. I am glad I did that because I have just the right amount of wiggle room left in the toe box. I believe if a 10.5 would have been offered and available, it would have been a bit too tight. Hence, my recommendation would be to size up if you are stuck with that dilemma.
The width of the shoe is quite roomy which is why I have classified it in the comfy house slipper quality. I come from a soccer background, and all my shoes used to be super snug fitting which I’ve now come to realize is not ideal. And because it is a slip on shoe, that looser feel is part of the charm. There is a small strip of stretch material aiding in putting the shoe on and taking them off.
Comfort of the Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper
Let talk comfort. The outsole has a slight sponge like quality to it, and when paired with the soft breathable canvas with microfiber sock it provides a real soft and cushy underfoot feel.
With the Holidays, colder weather, and the fact that I sold my car recently, we have spent more time inside being homebodies than usual. The Cushe Dawn Patrol has actually served as my do-it-all shoe in and around the house. It’s great because my feet stay warm, I can go into the garage to get a spare lightbulb and into the yard to clean up after our pup. One shoe, no wet feet, and the bottoms dry quickly so I can pretty much come right back in without tracking that snow in.
My main function for these kicks is that casual comfortable and versatile shoe for being out and about around town. I take the kids to school, go to the library, and out to dinner with my wife. The colder snowy weather slush and salt is sure to play a factor in the parking lots and sidewalks, but I feel confident with my Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper Leather. After 3-4 weeks of this abuse my Dawn Patrol Slippers have held up quite nicely. They don’t look new by any means, but have a good comfortable stylish worn-in look to them. On the flip side, these shoes also have a very presentable appearance, and I felt comfortable wearing them to a few business meetings.
I almost wish I had not been introduced to these shoes or slippers. I am truly spoiled now because anytime I put on my hiking boots, or more heavy duty dress shoes, I feel weighted down with what feels like cement blocks. The Cushe Dawn Patrol Slipper Leather is Cushe’s signature slipper, and is truly one of the lightest most comfortable shoes that have graced my feet. This shoe is reasonably priced especially for its durability, features, and versatility. Pick some up, I promise, you won’t regret it.
For more information and purchase for this and Cushe’s other selections please visit www.cushe.com