Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers adored the style of the low-top Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker.
  • The shoe is available in various color schemes.
  • Most shoe users found this pair to be comfortable.
  • A commenter expressed delight at how easy it was to clean it.
  • Several wearers especially liked the convenience that this pair's slip-on construction provides.
  • It is very lightweight which some consumers think would make for an excellent sneaker for summer.
  • This shoe is versatile enough to be easily paired with an array of ensembles.
  • Some respondents found the shoe to be affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several shoe users complained about how the back part of the shoe dug into their Achilles when worn without socks.
  • Most reviewers said that the sneaker ran bigger than usual.

Bottom line

Displaying a sporty yet refined look, the Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker is a casual shoe that remains faithful to the brand's dapper and smart style by seamlessly fusing their chic trademark with the retro skate shoe's sportiness. Thanks to its clean and Nubuck-crafted upper it is a little dressier than a traditional sports sneaker which could easily be dressed up and down.

Equipped with a technology named the Grand.OS, this technology consists of multiple elements that ultimately provide all the essentials of an excellent everyday kick.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Cole Haan sneaker
Top 1% most popular sneakers
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The Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker is a men's shoe that's available in sizes US 7 to 16. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their regular shoe size. This sneaker is reported to fit bigger than standard sizes. Going half a size down is recommended.

The shoe has a slip-on construction that's secured by two elastic straps. It also features anatomical EVA insoles for enhanced in-step cushioning and comfort.

Let the fashionable style of the Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker help keep you looking on point from the streets to the bars.  This shoe's retro low-top skate silhouette is balanced out by its nubuck-crafted upper that's bathed in tasteful two-tone hues. Pair it with walking shorts and a button-down polo for a preppy casual look or opt for a more trendy look with cropped trousers and a polo shirt.

This pair’s charm lies in its stylish integration of simplicity, comfort, sporty aesthetic, and sophistication. A subtle departure from the brand’s smart designs, this kick offers something different to its consumers. It taps on the younger generation and the young at heart while boasting of excellent comfort by integrating their latest footwear technology.

Founded by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan, Cole Haan as we know it today wasn’t always called this way. Originally named “Cole, Rood & Haan,” the company’s name was changed as part of an early rebranding strategy. Initially a men’s footwear label, Cole Haan was built grounded in the values of providing the men with shoes of quality, excellent craftsmanship, impeccable style, and service.

Fast forward to the late 80s, Nike acquired the brand and expanded its product lineup by offering merchandise not only for the men but also for the women. The brand also added bags and accessories in their product range with the goal of broadening their market spectrum. However, in 2013 Nike decided to put Cole Haan back in the market and was bought by a company called Apax Partners Worldwide LLP.

Today, Cole Haan continues to thrive in the footwear arena and houses both dress and casual shoes. One of their many offerings is the Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker, which took design cues from a retro skate kick. The shoe is available in a couple of colorway options such as Chalk, Marine Blue, Caviar, Brazilian Sand, and Ironstone.

  • This sneaker is offered in Medium and Wide widths.
  • An extra layer of memory foam is added in the forefoot and heel area.
  • Its outsoles utilize rubber pod treading for excellent grip.
  • The insoles can be removed.
  • Some colorways are crafted from Nubuck while others are made of tumbled leather.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com