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This review is specifically for the navy blue color. I have a few pairs of this shoe in various colors and love all the other colors. However, the blue dye rubs right off of these. The white soles actually get stained blue from occasionally rubbing against the leather upper as you walk. Blue dye also comes right off on a cleaning rag. I'm going to check Cole Haan for a warranty replacement.
My first reaction picking up the package from the front porch was "WOW...this box doesn't weigh much...wonder if they only shipped one of the shoes." Thankfully, both shoes were in the box. These are lighter than a few of the other shoes I have of this style. I put them on immediately (thanks to Amazon fulfillment for such a fast shipping...I ordered these less than 20 hours prior to receiving)...and they feel amazing on the first try on.
Other brands of basic casual tennis shoes I enjoy
Vans 5 eyelet Basic black with white sole (I include an insole insert with these as my feet are slightly more narrow than their fit) Jousen Leather business Casual Ecco Soft 7 (possibly my favorite for business casual wear, but these take a few uses before breaking in nicely) Sperry (my favorites 5 eyelet for basic casual with shorts) Sketchers with memory foam insoles (Mark Nasen)
I have worn Cole Haan Dress Shoes for years and loved their comfort and durability. I look forward to wearing these more in the weeks to come as part of my regular business casual rotation.
I have about seven pairs of Cole Haan; not this particular style. I must say these do not hold up to the normal standards of Cole Haan. The Zero grands are very nice but these are cheaply made and seems to have inferior materials.
This shoe is very light. My husband says it is almost like he doesn't have a shoe on and yet it holds the arch of his foot in the correct position. We bought it in brown and then ordered it in Navy and Black/Black. It is very modern looking but subdued enough that my husband (89) feels comfortable wearing it.
Great style, they wear very quickly after a month of continuous wear and come a bit small. Go a half size up and for the price I guess you can buy you another pair soon, or just rotate these sooner with your other shoes. Super light too, but they made my feet stink more then other shoes.