|Cole Haan started
its operations in 1928, when Eddie Haan and Trafton Cole
designed their first pair of footwear. It happened in Chicago
at the jazz age. At first they only manufactured shoes for
men, but with time and success they quickly managed to offer
very wide range of choices for women as well. Quality is their
main priority, as you may have noticed their styles are priced
higher than that of their competitor brands, this is because
their styles go through extensive quality checks before
selling it to their customers. At current age, they have even
expanded further now offering huge collection of belts,
handbags, eyewear and other leather products.
Cole Haan is the only company that feature
alligator skin shoes from farms maintained in America.
Its prime objective is to make you feel the
luxury. Their designers are specially instructed to make each
style a special, never ever will you find 2 pieces in a shoe
exactly the same. Each style is handcrafted to its finest
detail. Beauty is not enough when it comes to footwear, it
must also feel comfortable, therefore they have fitted
majority of their shoes with NIKE Air technology to boost the
comfort to the maximum level possible.
Following are the reviews submitted by
customers who purchased Cole Haan:
1. Snag lots of compliments - I
purchased three pairs of their boots: Brooks (too clunky for
me and very masculine), the Waverly (well constructed and nice
looking but a tad large) and this design: The Kona, my
favorite of the three by far. These didn't feel too huge, like
the others. No half sizes means going up, and that wasn't a
problem with the
Air Bria shoe. They
feel like slippers: so easy to get on and off. The toggle
straps are a cute feature and gives them a unique look. If you
plan to walk in them a lot, I'd recommend inserts. They look
great w/ tights and a short skirt, as well as w/ pants. Not a
sleek boot, but definitely youthful and cute. For a sleek very
comfortable boot, I recommend the Dansko Nena.
2. Love love love It! These boots are
delicious on the feet. I couldn't imagine how a poron footbed
would equal the comfort of the wool in my other Cole Haan, but
they feel just as wonderful and also perfect without socks.
The espresso color is rich! Sizing is different than my other
Cole Haans (Classic, Ultra, Sunburst and Tasmans) which all
fit me at size 8. After reading the reviews I ordered my true
size 10 and they fit perfectly! Yes, I'm an Colehaan fanatic
and all these boots keep my feet toasty warm in single digit
weather and thus, have liberated me from the chills forever!
3. Don't get them wet! It's hard to
find boots for winter that don't make you look or feel like
Nanook of the North. Not as warm as you would think a
shearling boot should be...the sole transmits cold. The
manufacturer’s suggestions that one wear these barefoot is a
joke. The shearling has not been treated to as to repel water
and quality after-market sprays haven't been that effective.
Light color is a poor choice, shows dirt very easily, although
not salt stains. Not a good winter boot for snow. Feels
smaller than size indicates--and I have a very small foot.
4. Worth every penny!!! I bought
these shoes as a special Christmas gift to myself after years
of living with bunions which I inherited from my parents and
finally having them removed last year. I will never forget the
first time I slipped them on and saw how neat they looked
compared to how my previous shoes looked when I had bunions
sticking out on each side of my feet. They are comfortable
from the tip of my toes to the top of the shaft of the shoes.
The padding inside is so cozy that I don't even have to wear
socks. By the way, this is my 2nd pair of Cole Haan from
Zappos. The first pair I bought were Scuffs to comfort my feet
after I had the bunion surgery and back then I vowed to follow
up with these new Konas.
5. Kept me warm at the Ice Bowl! What
a great boot! I was never a big fan of Cole Haan - tending to
prefer heals and pointy toes. But, I needed to get a warm pair
of boots for the Ice Bowl (Outdoor hockey game) and Cole Haan
Shoes were the top recommendation... Kept me warm at Niagara
Falls on New Years Eve and at the game. I would HIGHLY
recommend the waterproof spray... after walking through the
mud pit they called a parking lot, I thought my
Cole Haan Carma pump were
surely ruined and cringed with every step. Got home and let
them dry - WOW! They brushed clean (with suede brush) and
looked new. Never had that kind of experience with any other
brand of waterproof spray. I bought the insoles for extra
comfort and warmth. So many compliments on these boots!
6. Love them!! These shoes are
AMAZING!!! I have knee and lower back problems and my new
kitchen job clearly required a lot of standing, this I knew
would put a strain on my knee and back. I ordered these shoes
and the next afternoon I had them! I work on average 10 hours
a day, no less than 8, but sometimes more 12 or more hours!
After those especially long days I am thankful for my shoes.
Yes my feet and legs are tired, but I can't tell I was on my
feet for 12 hours! I feel like I've only worked about 5 full
hours standing and running back and forth. At previous jobs
(with other shoes) I would come home and take off my shoes at
once, before putting down my purse even! I sit around in these
and actually forget that they are on! I love them and they are
amazing. There is no other way to describe them! And as far as
kitchen/non-slip shoes go, they are pretty darn cute!