Cole Haan isn't very good quality

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kasper, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    I was pretty surprised about what happened to my Cole Haan boots today after only wearing them 10-15 times over the last two years. You can see that the sole and the leather came apart. This has never happened to my Bostonians by the way, and I wear them much more frequently.


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    I was pretty surprised about what happened to my Cole Haan boots today after only wearing them 10-15 times over the last two years. You can see that the sole and the leather came apart. This has never happened to my Bostonians by the way, and I wear them much more frequently.


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    True. Owned by Nike, garbage.
     


  3. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    True. Owned by Nike, garbage.

    That makes me wonder why they can't make a pair of shoes that last as long as my Air Jordans from the early 90s.
     


  4. UMass

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    Cole Haan to be before Nike was quality product.
    Nike just bought the brand and doesn't care about quality they just want profits.
     


  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    eeeeeww. that photo belongs in a sort of Faces of Death for shoes.

    I remember my skechers doing something like this, i had walked on them after 4 months my feet started to hurt real bad whenever i walked but i never bothered to look at the sole and i just thought this was the nature of dress shoes.
    finally at the end when i put my leg up on a chair i noticed that there were two big cracks on the bottom of my shoes, where i can reach in with my finger and feel my socks.
     


  6. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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    I've been happy with vintage Cole Haans, one made in England the other in the USA. I've never dared to buy their current product, everyone here says (and you have documented) that they are mostly substandard.
     


  7. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a pair of casual CH's I got years ago.Nice.
    I don't use them much but had their repair service restore them a few years ago. They did a nice job except for the finish.
     


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    Isn't that atrocious? Makes me wish for my old, Red Ball Jets . . .
     


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    Charley Senior member

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    Just for the H E L L of it, and for personal satisfaction,
    I'd send them to Cole Hann and ask them to put them on display in the executive offices.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    would it really kill nike to bring back cole-haan to what it was once? cole-haans, back in the late 80s, were my first stylish dress shoes (in a 3 year span i bought a pair of driving mocs, suede loafers, split toe bluchers, kiltie loafers and italian made oxfords) and its just sad to see this brand becoming what it is now- mostly asian-made high-priced shoes relying on a past glory.
     


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    DNW Senior member

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    That's disgusting. I second the motion of sending them to Cole Haan's CEO to be hanged in his office.

    I'm glad I bought my CH before their quality went in the shitter. Check out ebay for CH Made in England. Still decent shoes to be had for cheap.
     


  12. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Sad. That's terrible quality. [​IMG]
     


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    I was pretty surprised about what happened to my Cole Haan boots today after only wearing them 10-15 times over the last two years. You can see that the sole and the leather came apart. This has never happened to my Bostonians by the way, and I wear them much more frequently.


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    looks like a glue "quality" issue. and i use quality lightly.....
     


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    chorse123 Senior member

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    That picture belongs in the best posts thread with a label that reads "why you buy welted shoes."
     


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    JLibourel Senior member

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    I know that C-H gets little respect in the forum culture. I have one pair of C-H made-in-Brazil plain-toe bluchers that I bought about 6 1/2 or 7 years ago. I'll have to say they have held up very well and been durable, comfortable shoes. The lasting is somewhat "blobby," and the quality is not up to A-E standards, but I don't regret having bought them. They are kind of at the bottom end of my "decent shoe" wardrobe.
     


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