Cushe Wild Run
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by Nick Pang, of Minimalist Running Shoes and NRC shoe review editor
As part of Cushe’s Universal Traveller collection, the Wild Run shoe is designed for rugged use and adventure travel.
Cushe uses premium, rich full grain leathers and protective features to get you where you need to be. Looking at the end use of each style, Cushe has turned the benefits and features required into bold design statements, such as the signature oversized protective toe bumpers and multi-directional sole grip.
The Wild Run weighs 12.6 ounces, has a stack height of 28mm and is about a 10mm drop shoe. The toe box is wide enough to accommodate my wide feet even with compression socks on. You will notice immediately the high toe spring on the shoe.
I have taken these shoes for long walks in different terrains and the toe spring was not a factor or bothered me at all. The Wild Run is pretty flexible and has a very durable Vibram sole.
The uppers is made of nylon and nubuck and has a ventilated mesh lining - super stretchy. There is also a built-in mitten-like sock that grab your feet and provide a snug fit. The bottom of the in-sock and midsole is made of EVA with memory foam foot cushioning - very comfortable when I took these shoes on long hikes. The removable footbed insert is perforated for breathability.
The outsole is made of molded Vibram® rubber with a unique 2-color footprint tread.
The bungee cord lacing system uses a speed lace system that can let you slip on and off quickly and adjustments can be easily made. And it will stay that way after you fine tune the fit.
The Wild Run is a really nice shoe for all terrains. In my walking and hiking adventures, I have taken it though gravel, sands, concrete,
These shoes are designed to be rugged and durable (Vibram soles). The shoes are very comfortable and they flex at the right spots on the forefoot. The materials used for the construction of both models are top notch and gives you great value for the money.
Cushe Universal Traveller are also great with jeans for casual and business wear. So start living the Cushe life and grab yourself a pair of Wild Run and let your journey begin!
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