How are Cole Haan shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cb_32, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
    Are they decently made? or are they shoes you should stay away from?
     


  2. essej

    essej Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Are they decently made? or are they shoes you should stay away from?

    They are ok. I would not pay more than $100US for a pair. Check out the buy and sell sections here and look around ebay for some used shoes of better quality that can be had at the same price.
     


  3. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Messages:
    3,919
    Likes Received:
    618
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Filthydelphia
    Are they decently made? or are they shoes you should stay away from?

    Not really. Yes.
     


  4. Sartorial1

    Sartorial1 Senior member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Bermuda
    They are not that well made.
    Personally, I would stay away from them.
     


  5. Butter

    Butter Senior member

    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    If your budget is ~$100, I would get Johnston & Murphy's.
     


  6. Robert Hall

    Robert Hall Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    In my view they were better before Nike took them over.
     


  7. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
    In my view they were better before Nike took them over.

    ahh, were they as comfortable before nike took them over, from what i gather the new cole haan line has airsoles for business people who are on their feet all the time...
     


  8. onix

    onix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,847
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    ahh, were they as comfortable before nike took them over, from what i gather the new cole haan line has airsoles for business people who are on their feet all the time...

    That's exactly what horrible about them.
     


  9. StopPolloition

    StopPolloition Senior member

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Location:
    USA
    Before I knew any better, I bought some Cole Haan leather sneakers with the weird Nike sole. I don't ever wear them because they just don't look right. I also had friends who bought the Cole Haan dress shoes. The construction didn't look too awful, some of them appeared to be welted. However, the leather looked awful and plasticky.
     


  10. eMacPaul

    eMacPaul Senior member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Cole Haan has a lot of different shoes, made by different manufacturers. I have some Made in USA loafers that are pretty decent. I also have a pair of Benchmade in England (I suspect by C&J) cap toes that are quite nice.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Cole Haan has a lot of different shoes, made by different manufacturers.
    True.
     


  12. Seymour

    Seymour Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    I have a pair of driving shoes from Cole Haan - those work great as a casual (and less pricey) alternative to Tod's.

    I would stay away from their formal offerings.
     


  13. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    Denver
    I used to purchase CH shoes back in the good old days (pre-Nike). CH has a boutique in the Cherry Creek mall here in Denver. Most of the entry to mid-level shoes are made in India crap. There are a few higher end European-made shoes still available. AE or Alden are better bets these days.

    Twotone
     


  14. onix

    onix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,847
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Cole Haan has a lot of different shoes, made by different manufacturers. I have some Made in USA loafers that are pretty decent. I also have a pair of Benchmade in England (I suspect by C&J) cap toes that are quite nice.

    Most of the Cole Haan Benchmade in England I've seen are Cheaney, though I do know for the fact that I have seen CH by C&J somewhere here on SF.
     


  15. junior varsity

    junior varsity Senior member

    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Philly Suburbs & Cambridge, MA
    the high end cole haan collections from my experience were great.
    made in italy, soft bologna construction leather soles.
    the regular pedestrian collection from cole haan sucks. the nike air is not a good sole imho
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by