October 20, 2007

Cole Haan Shoes

To be honest, I've never felt much for Cole Haan shoes. They were just one of those classic American brands that I keep getting confused with Kenneth Cole. But walking into the store the other day, drawn by the sales sign, I was quite impressed with their shoe collection this season, especially the ones with their Nike Air cushioning feature. This has probably been around for forever, but I just found out recently. So excuse my babbling....Ever since my summer experience, I've wanted a pair of quality black pumps as I've finally realized the tremendous importance of it in professional wear. Ideally it would be comfortable and the made just right. A pair of perfect Prada black pump jumps to mind. But alas, they are quite out of my reach at the moment. And to be fair, I probably wouldn't want to wear it daily anyway. Hence, when I saw these Fiona's at the Cole Haan store, I fell in love. They shape is made just right. The height is great. The quality is good. It is cheaper than a pair of Pradas (at around $300, though I'll probably wait until it goes on sale to make the final kill). And to top all that, it has Nike Air cushioning embedded in the front for comfort. Now I don't know if this is a new thing or not, but what a genius idea! I tried it on. It really makes all the difference. At 3 1/2", it is very very very comfortable. And I'd give much to be comfortable and chic. Oh and these also come in plain leather, but I thought the patent leather version gives it a bit more of a oomph. Anyway, some more beauties from this comfortable and chic collection. The Carma. For a pair of peep toes, I think these are quite nice as it peeps just enough. And I have a thing for platforms heels. These also come in patent leather and plain leather and all the classic colors, but I just thought I'd show this one just to spice it up a little. At 4", these Dalya are just the thing to wear for a casual day out and into the night. With sturdy chunky heels (which are so cool), platforms AND the cushioning thing, you won't have to rest. Plus, I love the patent leather and suede combo here. And this wine red color is just great if one wants a pair of red shoes, but don't want to it to be too flashy i.e. ME! Then, they have boots. I love the folding thing here. It adds simple detail without being too much. Though I'm not too sure about the squarish looking heel here....though at 4" I guess you need it for extra support. I like the slimmer heels here better. Though of course these two are going after completely different looks. One is simple and classic and the other has more details and is more feminine.

So yes, after seeing this collection and falling love with the Fiona, I don't think I'm going to confuse Cole Haan with Kenneth Cole anymore!

Image Source: Cole Haan


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10/21/2007 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all these shoes are BEAUTIFUL!

im also in the position where im starting internships/work at 'professional' places. i find it so hard to find shoes that are not only chic, but sensible and comfortable as well.

the black pumps are gorgeous, as are the peep toes and the red/brown? boots.

great post, very lovely shoes!

10/21/2007 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Cole Haan, and I'm glad you've discovered this semi affordable brand!

Also, the nike air thing isn't new, it's been around since Nike purchased Cole Haan but it's great!

10/22/2007 3:42 AM  
Blogger Siru said...

thanks for the name , have to keep an eye on them.

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10/22/2007 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do have a nice collection. I really didn't begin to pay much attention to their ads until a friend of mine became a design assistant for their accessories dept.

Calm, casual, and stylish.


10/22/2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger Tulz said...

I JUST bought a pair of black patent pumps from Nine West which I absolutely adore! They didn't carry my size anywhere so I ended up ordering them online. I'm still breaking them in but they're perfect. The heels a bit lower than the Cole Haan ones - only 3". Here's a link http://www.ninewest.com/n/browse/product.s?source=search&productId=11520

10/22/2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger Emily Pogo said...

ha-- I discovered these at almost the same time you did! I haven't made it over to my local cole haan store yet, but I'm super excited to try them on. I'm crossing my fingers hoping for a promotion [one that would enable me to wear pretty shoes] so that I can justify something like this-- but like you said, they are perfect pumps to invest in for any officewear. Yummy.

10/22/2007 2:51 PM  
Blogger The Budget Babe said...

random fact...Oprah swears by her Cole Haans

10/22/2007 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about the Nike Air technology in the shoes about a year ago, and then visited a Cole Haan boutique last spring. The shoes did look nice, but unfortunately the people who worked there were very rude! I wear a woman's size 10-11, and when I asked if they had any shoes in those sizes they blew me off and made some remark about my foot size. I will not go back!

10/22/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger WendyB said...

The boots with the fold are kind of nice. Like pirate boots!

10/22/2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Wow i really love all those deisgns! And the black boots look so chic! I agree the folding makes hell of a difference

10/23/2007 12:35 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Cole Haan is one of the best brands out there. Especially now that they've become much more hip and wearbale than about 5 years ago. I'm glad you're on the comfortable but functional side now! Can't believe it took so long for you guys to do a post about their greatness!

10/23/2007 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea how the boots fit around the calves? I desperately need slim-fitting tall boots!

10/23/2007 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The black boots are gorgeous! I love knee high boots that fold! Sexy! Looks ESPECIALLY goot if you have long legs.

11/22/2007 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff on Nike, I also like to wear perfect nike air force one shoes. I think , there is a lot of choice in colours and style in comfort shoes with this brand.

1/05/2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow these shoes are soo beautiful

8/24/2008 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bought a pair of bright yellow snakeskin cole haan sling backs and i was sold,, i live in ny, which means i WALK.... walk everywhere,,,, walk 20 blocks for decent matzo ball soup at lunch time.... I've walked 30 blocks for a decent falafel... and with cole haan, i no longer have to carry around a pair of flats in my bag.
i cant say it enough,, these are the most comfortable shoes EVER,,,, EEEEEVERRRRR.
buy a pair that have the nike air cushioning, and you will be sold for life. my only complaint is that they don't come up with new styles often enough.

by the way. the $300 price tag seemed absurd to me at first. but once you walk in these shoes.. you'll understand that they're worth every penny. and more.

10/17/2008 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this post is older, but I wanted to chime in on my love for Cole Haan. A friend of mine hipped me to the line a couple years ago during the post holiday sales. Since then, they have become a favorite of mine! I love the versatility of these shoes. I look forward to the different flare on the classic pump each season. LOVE COLE HAAN!!!

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Again... this older but really try these shoes one... if you are look comfort in a heel I doubt you will find better! And $300 for feet that don't flame by lunch and want to fall off by dinner! Worth EVERY penny!

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