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The shoes are very light and very comfortable - ok job, Cole Haan.
However, I’ve never owned a pair of shoes that smelt so bad of plastic. These literally smelt more plasticy than putting your head in a garbage bag. I could smell plastic before I even opened the shoe box. They say they’re leather - complete lie. I’m honestly chapped because they fit and feel so nice, but there’s no way I’m paying what I did for a pair of terrible smelling plasticy “leather” shoes.
I've been a fan of Cole Haan Grand Tours for a long time - the fit, the feel, the comfort, all great! These not so much! They rub my ankle to the point where they bleed after less than 30 minutes of walking. Can't break them in, very disappointed. Waste of $100.
I really wish I would have listened to the negative reviews about this shoe. I'm not sure if its by design or if it is just poor quality control, but on the left shoe especially there was a spot on the heel that curved inward causing a very sharp ,and very painful, edge leading the shoe to cuts deep into your heel. I have a cut, and even bleed into my sock! Keep in mind , I wore this shoe with socks and to my office. I wanted a pair of white sneakers - I probably should've just got Stan Smiths, or Converse, or Vans, or maybe just something from Payless rather than waste money on these.