Who should buy the Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis is perfect for those who:

  • Want a casual sneaker with great looks and is perfect for traveling
  • Are looking for a stylish sneaker that gathers heaps of compliments
  • Need a comfortable shoe that fits a more professional dress code.

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Who should not buy it

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II works if you want a classy and dressy style in an easier-to-clean shoe that has a superb grip. For a Cole Haan sneaker that does well in business casual outfits and has enough arch support, check out the Cole Haan Generation Zerogrand.

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis feels like a feather

The feature which pops out to most testers is its extremely light weight. One of them qualified this in their review, calling both the midsole and the outsole “extremely light and flexible, comparing the soft foam in the footbed of the shoe to Adidas Boost. Because of this feature, one of them commented that it was “one of, if not the, lightest shoe [they] have ever had.” 

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Besides that, other testers really liked the cushioned insoles, saying that it allowed them to “walk long distances or stand for extended periods.” Because of these, one wearer describes their experience as "walking on leather slices of heaven:”

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis: An extremely versatile silhouette

The sneaker has variations including a perforated leather version, as well as a suede with leather version. The applications for both really showcase the versatility of the Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis silhouette, having different looks derived from but are both loved by those who have bought and worn them.

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The perforated leather version was found by wearers to have a “subtle and sophisticated” look that can easily be dressed up or down. One perforated leather wearer with chronic back pain described it as “professional casual,” helping them “maintain a professional look” while giving them the comfort they need.

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The suede and leather version, on the other hand, was found to have a “very fun” yet “sleek and clean” look. The animal print ones were praised for having a “real hair print that is not a stamped imprint” and getting not just a lot of compliments but also a ton of “second looks.” One even experienced being asked if they were luxury shoes!

The ultimate traveling shoe

Several travelers called it the “perfect travel shoe” after bringing it on their trips. The sneaker was found to hold its shape “after hours and hours of walking and being smashed into [their] suitcase.” Furthermore, they are also good for long walks, with a first-time wearer using them on vacation and walking 12 miles a day with no blisters or sores requiring absolutely no break-in time!

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These features also translate to city walking as noticed by many as being “sturdy enough for powerwalking,” and good for walking, dancing, and just relaxing. 

In it for the long haul

Heavy users found that they “still hold up” months into wearing them, saying that “they look as good as new and are still as comfortable as ever.”

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The Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis fits perfectly

A lot of wearers found them the perfect fit for their feet, having a regular and a wide version, the latter fitting people who claimed they had extra-wide feet.

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The Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis is priced to please

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Modern Tennis retails at $160 making it only a bit less expensive than the average price of a Cole Haan sneaker at $165.  Those who bought the shoe thought it was worth it though, saying that “you get what you pay for.”

Keep maintenance in mind

One complaint suede with leather wearers had was that it was hard to maintain as it “gets dirty in the blink of an eye.” One even bought Cole Haan’s Leather / Suede protector, but that wasn’t able to do the job. Another relegated their suede version as “a special occasion shoe” only.

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Not particularly grippy

Testers found the sole “way too slippery on the floor”, with “only a little rubber patch in the front” and the rest of the shoe having little grip.

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Doesn’t have a lot of arch support

A few reviewers were disappointed with how little the arch support was on the sneaker. One mentioned that it “doesn't hit [their] arch right unlike other styles.”

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Cole Haan Grand, Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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