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Cushe Bespoke Slip-On fortifies Cushe Tradition
on December 17, 2012
I liked the Cushe Bespoke Chukka Boot model so well, I had to grab a pair of the Bespoke Slip-On's to compare and much to my surprise I actually like the slip-on a bit better. It is a tad lighter in weight also, while the Boot model falls in at 11 oz. the Bespoke Slip-On model rolls on in in the size 12 I have at 9.8 oz. on the money shaving off roughly around 20 some odd percent on an already light-weight shoe format and it does make a difference in foot movement freedom compared to the boot, although not as warm as the Bespoke Chukka model due to more material on the upper-end of course.
One thing I wanted to emphasize about the Bespoke Slip-On is it has a really tight feel around the instep and personally I really like that as I have a really low in-step and while it suites me really well, somebody with a high-instep may find this a little tight, but for my needs I really like that in having a low in-step anyways.
The fit of course between the two are fairly similar as far as the insole, out-sole feel etc., just allot less to work with on the Slip-On and of course the pre-mentioned lighter-weight to deal with.
Cushe in general have a firm feel to the insole and not a mushy feeling type of shoe formatted fit and while we all know not one shoe, or brand is for everyone and while some may favor this attribute others may not, however I have some older Cushe models where I've taken low-priced Dr Scholl's in-soles and came out with just one of the best feeling formats between the combination of the two, for those that may find Cushe in-soles a bit firm feeling off the shelf, depending on the model of course, overall Cushe is not a mushy type of shoe feel overall however.
The Bespoke Slip-On fits really snug in the arch area as well and offers plenty of support here in combination with the English shoe format where width is predominate around the pinky toe area, in which why I favor Cushe and many English shoe manufacturing format like BORN, Boxfresh etc., they all seem to follow this format over American based shoe manufacturers and suite my foot format better but again, where all a bit different, thus why a million shoes out there, Hehe - Overall the Bespoke Slip-On is pretty standard Cushe shoe last format and like the Bespoke Chukka Boot seems even a smidgen wider in that pinky toe area over some of their other models, great for narrow heels, lower in-step with a wide format around the ball area, keeps the Cushe Bespoke Slip-On cozy in the well-known Cushe tradition.