I meant re: pricepoint. Most Cole Haan's are essentially fashion shoes. Their lunargrand shoes make me want to puke. Though realistically, their pricepoints are similar. Same with Johnston and Murphy and a few other brands that are sold at Dept. Stores like Macys and Nordies. At that pricepoint, it's not much of an upsell and you get much more for the price.
@gringodaddy, I'm sorry to hear that your experience sucked. Think it's possible that you just got a bad pair that made it past QC for whatever reason?
I have a pair of daltons that I wear out in the snow sometimes too if there's crud on the ground on the walk to the train.
Honestly, I'd probably have a bad taste in my mouth if I'd had your experience. Did you take them back to the store at all?