Cole Haan isn't usually a brand that attracts hype. They've been making high quality footwear and accessories since way back in the 1920's. In the late 1980's, Nike acquired the brand and in recent years Cole Haan has placed increasing emphasis on their unique fusion with Nike sports technology. Released on February 10th, Cole Haan's latest arrival is the LunarGrand Wingtip shoe. The shoe first showed up some months ago in Sneaker Freaker Magazine and has been drawing huge crowds over the past 5 days.
Exclusive to Cole Haan's Soho outpost, the shoe was made available in five suede colorways and combines the very traditional wingtip brogue with Nike's Lunar running sole for an awesome hybrid that not only looks fashionable, but feels great to wear. Priced at $248, stock is pretty much going, going, gone for this release but look out for a full grain leather release in the next few weeks which promises to look amazing as well.
Cole Haan Soho
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