Who should buy the Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Sneaker

With its nubuck upper, a sturdy fit is offered by the Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Sneaker.  Meanwhile, the wearer’s ankle will be unobstructed by the low-cut collar, while the lace-up front keeps the fit tight. It is a strong candidate if: 

  • You love wearing the same footwear but in various colors to match different outfits in your wardrobe.
  • You are looking for a well-ventilated shoe suitable in warm and humid environments. 
  • You admire sneakers with a quiet and more relaxed design. 

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Style of the Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Sneaker

The low-top Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Sneaker is available in various color selections. For the men, it comes in Black Leather, Brown Leather, Caviar Nubuck, Ironstone/Vapor Gray Nubuck, Tango Red Nubuck, and Marine Blue Nubuck. For women, the colorways offered are Brazilian Sand Nubuck and Marine Blue Nubuck.

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With its lightweight and breathable structure, the model is ideal for the summer and fall weather. Its timeless silhouette could add a distinct, sophisticated accent to any look of the day. A pair of pants and a shirt will showcase the model’s preppy appeal. It could also be dressed up for certain formal occasions. For more low-key endeavors, jeans, shorts, skirts, and t-shirts will go well with the sneaker’s simple styling.

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Notable features

The nubuck upper and leather trim detailing of the Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Sneakers provide a timeless flair. It has a distinct sporty silhouette that took inspiration from tennis and skate styles. It is also lightweight and practical, packing a punch with its technical construction.

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There are contrasting stitch details all over the upper that give the shoe a preppy appeal. The midsole also has stitch detailing. Branding is kept subtle, with the Cole Haan name debossed on the heel in a leather piece and on the tongue.

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History of the Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Sneaker

Cole Haan was originally known as “Cole, Rood & Haan,” a company that was founded by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan in 1928. It was solely a menswear manufacturer during its early years. These days, the brand offers a wide range of products, including footwear for men and women, both in the dressy and casual categories, along with hosiery, outerwear, gloves, eyewear, and more.

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In 1975, the company was sold to George Denney and his group of partners. They were the ones responsible for turning Cole Haan into a leading footwear label in the U.S. The new owners also made sure to honor and build upon the foundation laid out by the founders. Sports brand Nike owned the label until 2012 when it was sold to Apax Partners.

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Today, Cole Haan products are sold at the brand’s various retail stores all over the U.S., as well as at high-end department stores such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Outlet stores are also found in several countries worldwide, making the brand accessible to classic-minded fashionistas all over the world.

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When it comes to classic style, the Grandpro Deck Sneaker from Cole Haan's casual division is brought to mind. The model takes inspiration from another classic shoe, the Cole Haan Grandpro Tennis Sneakers. With an updated modern flair, the Grandpro Deck Sneaker features a smooth look with a sporty touch. It's a shoe that could be a perfect fit for the contemporary lifestyle of men and women today.

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Additional info

  • This shoe utilizes Grand.OS technology. It is a modern operating system in the anatomical footbed that offers lightweight cushioning along with breathability and flexibility.    
  • There are extra layers of memory foam in the heel and forefoot for additional cushioning.
  • The outsole has rubber heel pods that deliver superior traction.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Dressy
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Cole Haan Grandpro
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, Memory Foam
Season: Spring, Fall

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