Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of shoppers have mentioned that they got compliments from onlookers while wearing the pair.
  • The majority of its purchasers are captivated by the stylish design of the Cole Haan GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite.
  • A lot of its wearers praise its breathability. 
  • The sneakers feel very comfortable, according to many users.
  • Its versatility is apparent, as this casual shoe can be used for walking, running, casual workdays or even while playing basketball, as per a buyer.
  • For many of its customers, the incredibly lightweight aspect of the GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite is worthy of being commended.
  • A couple of commenters have advised that the shoe looks well when paired with shorts, jeans, khaki, or chinos.
  • According to a few wearers, this lifestyle sneaker could be worn without socks.
  • There is an article about the GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite which praises the materials used and the intricate process of making it.
  • One wearer is very pleased with the low-top because when he walked for over 6 miles while using it, he did not sustain any blisters.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There are some who have commented that the expensive price is a deterrent to appreciate the shoe fully.
  • One commenter feels that the arch support could have been better.

Bottom line

The attributes of the Cole Haan GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite resonated well with its wearers. The brand is known for its high-quality dress sneakers, and this model is an excellent addition to the collection.

Its elegant knit upper delivers comfort and breathability while exhibiting an eye-catching design. Versatility-wise, the shoe could be utilized during various activities, from casual workdays to holiday strolls. Overall, its qualities make it worthy to be purchased, despite the $140 retail price tag.

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Good to know

Its knit upper offers optimal breathability and comfort while the traditional lacing system is there to provide a secure fit. The brand’s expertise in dynamic and static tight gauge stitching allows the sneaker to deliver a foot-hugging and lightweight fit. The low-top Cole Haan GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite is available in US men’s sizes.

The low-top sporty profile of the GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite with its color-blocked knit upper and tapered toe box bears a resemblance to vintage running sneakers. Its off-white midsole and gum-colored outsole add to the classic vibe. From semi-formal occasions to gym workouts, the Cole Haan GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite is precisely what anyone is looking for in a lifestyle footwear.

The sneaker's mobility and cushioning are credited to its Grand.Øs soles. In addition to its stylish appearance, the knit upper offers moisture control. Thanks to its construction, one can do different paces of exercising such as squatting, lunging, and running without hurting the feet.  

The brand started in 1928 and was founded by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. Its original name was “Cole, Rood & Haan.” Back then, it only produced shoes for men. The company managed to exist over the decades, but in 1975, it was acquired by a group of partners led by George Denney. These executives began to groom the label into one of the top U.S. footwear brands.

 A retail division was built in 1982, which consists of over 40 shops worldwide. By 1996, the company was able to earn almost $70 million annual revenue. In 2012, the brand was bought for $570 million by Apax Partners Worldwide from Nike.

Today, Cole Haan offers a wide range of products, such as men's and women's clothes, casual footwear, sunglasses, and other accessories. One of the recent additions to its lifestyle shoes catalog is the Cole Haan GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite, which was introduced in 2018. It currently has four color schemes.

  • The color schemes currently for the shoe are black-magnet knit, deep forest-lambs wool knit, gray heathered-gray knit, and navy peony-morel knit.


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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.