Iconic American lifestyle brand and retailer, Cole Haan launches in the UK
LONDON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 21st of March, Cole Haan unveils its tech-led reinterpretation of contemporary and classic men's footwear silhouettes with an installation in leading London department store, Liberty.
Craft, style and engineering combine to deliver Cole Haan's operating system for footwear, Grand.ØS. The Grand.ØS family of innovative footwear delivers four major benefits: greater flexibility, reduced weight, increased cushioning and breathability.
Collections featured in the Liberty installation include GrandPrø Tennis, Øriginal Grand, ZerøGrand, and 2.ZerøGrand, (more information below). Prices range from £100 to £225.
Adjacent to Liberty's Men's Designer Room, the installation is situated at the heart of the men's footwear department, and signals the start of a wave of UK activity.
The Liberty launch will be followed by the introduction of Cole Haan Men's Grand Collections to Selfridges.com on 21st March, and in-store at Selfridges on 4th April.
Founded in the US in 1928, Cole Haan was the vision of two men, Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan, who set out to deliver beautiful crafted products. Fast-forward 88 years and this mantra remains true today. Cole Haan's groundbreaking reinvention of the dress shoe and sneaker unites traditional craft with modern engineering. Each innovation working harmoniously with the next to create flexibility and comfort based on featherweight construction methods.
Cole Haan Collection:
GrandPrø Tennis, £100
The ultra-light GrandPrø Tennis shoe is a vintage-inspired sneaker, updated with a thoroughly modern operating system. What it lacks in weight, it makes up for in style.
Utilizing proprietary Grand.ØS technology, GrandPrø Tennis delivers an innovative spin on a classic silhouette. Grand.ØS is an operating system designed to drastically reduce weight, mimic the foot's natural flexibility, offer dynamic breathability and provide responsive cushioning for maximum comfort.
The men's GrandPrø Tennis shoe weighs less than a third of the average leather court shoe, weighing-in at 8.8 ounces (based on a men's leather court shoe in size 8.5 – may vary according to style, material and size).
Crafted in rich leather and completed with a premium burnished finish and baroque accents, this progressive wingtip brogue is one of the most lightweight classic-inspired shoes around. Cushioned with Cole Haan's proprietary Grand.ØS technology for ultimate comfort, the ØriginalGrand looks as amazing with a sharply tailored suit as it does with a pair of selvedge-edge denims.
The ZerøGrand Stitchlite Oxford, ZerøGrand Wingtip Oxford brogue and ZerøGrand Chukka are the pinnacle expressions of the Grand.ØS system.
ZerøGrand features Grand.ØS, Cole Haan's proprietary design platform which combines engineered insoles and outsoles with liners and uppers that move with each step. Grand.ØS replaces the heavy steel shanks traditionally used for support with a unique cushioning compound that is stronger, more flexible and longer lasting, reducing the overall weight and slimming down the shoe's outsole.
Launched in July of 2016, the 2.ZerøGrand is an evolution of Cole Haan's ZerøGrand technology. Designed to mimic the natural motion of the human foot, the 2.ZerøGrand delivers a level of flexibility and cushioning that rivals top-of-the-line running shoes.
An anatomically contoured Grand.ØS energy foam foot-bed cradles the foot for superior weight distribution and cushioning, while airflow channels and moisture-wicking materials assist in keeping feet comfortable.
About Cole Haan
Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire and Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men's and women's footwear, handbags, leather accessories, outerwear and eyewear. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit ColeHaan.com and follow @ColeHaan.
For more information, contact:
Eralp Kortach, Fabric PR
Phone: 020 3326 7331
SOURCE Cole Haan