We love shoes, especially shoes that buck the norm. The Cushe Matthias boots boast waterproof suede uppers, removable molded EVA memory foam foot bed, and a honeycomb lug design rubber outsole. Like all Cushe shoes, they are lightweight and perfect for stashing away without the added weight. You’re probably more familiar with Cushe shoes, lightweight, flexible, and synonymous with laid-back surf and ski lifestyle. When our new Cushe boots arrived in the mail to try out, we were ready to put them through their paces.
Living in place that potentially gets snow 9 months of the year; we are no stranger to a good pair of boots. We have boots for almost every occasion, boots for seriously bone-chilling weather, boots for crappy wet sleet weather, and boots for rainy season. What we didn’t have, were boots for in-between weather. The Cushe Matthias boot is not designed for those devastatingly cold days; they are designed for the shoulder season when flip-flops are in your rear-view mirror. The waterproof suede-upper of the Matthias slough off the nasties to keep our feet happy for the long haul.
Here are a few pros and cons that came to light after wearing the boots in varying conditions and weather.
-Waterproof Suede Uppers. This is damn handy in the shoulder season when rain can creep up without warning.
-Great camping buddy- These boots are perfect for hanging around the fire when the mountain air is crisp.
-Looks Good – We got tons of compliments on the boots, they look dope.
-The side zipper-helps to get the boot easily on and keeps them feeling snug.
-Warm-Even on colder days, our feet were warm, dry, and happy.
-Sole has held up considerably well.
*Before delving into some of the negatives, I must confess that I have hyper-pronation, and some of the issues that I experienced may not be representative of normal-footed people!
-Despite wearing the boots for months, they still feel stiff and not worn in.
-Due to my funky feet, I didn’t get to experience the “Cushe” comfort as their company name suggests.
-The original laces didn’t last long, but the second pair provided was helpful
The Cushe Matthias boots overall get a thumbs up from us, but we might recommend you try them in store to ensure a proper fit. Most of the boots we own are quite heavy, so it’s nice to have a pair that you can throw in your bag for travel or camping that won’t tip the scale. We would specifically recommend the boots if you live in a rainy climate and require the waterproof uppers. No more stinky wet socks when you get home.