Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviews state that the Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneakers are very comfortable.
  • A number of shoe users purposefully chose it for traveling or busy days around town.
  • Almost all buyers appreciate the shoe’s versatile design as it is practical and enhances their purchase’s value.
  • This Cole Haan GranPro sneaker is aesthetically appealing, based on the popular opinion of commenters.
  • A shoe owner thinks that this pair could be an excellent summer footwear.
  • Several wearers commended the kick’s soft leather materials and added that it is of superb quality.
  • Plenty of shoe users were delighted that they receive compliments about the shoe.
  • One reviewer said that it feels comfortable even without socks.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker fits bigger than normal sizes.
  • At least two reviewers mentioned that the collar is too low which causes heel slip.

Bottom line

A lot of sneaker brands release a special colorway to commemorate the Chinese New Year and the Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker is Cole Haan’s take on the annual celebration. It takes Cole Haan's Grandpro sneaker silhouette and applies design elements that pay homage to 2019’s Chinese zodiac animal - the pig. Some of these design elements are pink accents and an origami pig design on the footbed.

Equipped with time-tested comfort, lightweight fit, and durability, this pair is ideal for fans of the following: versatile sneakers, the Grandpro silhouette, and Chinese Zodiac.

Facts

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Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Cole Haan Grandpro
Price: $150
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A part of Cole Haan’s sneaker catalog, it is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The gentlemen can select from sizes 7 to 15 while the ladies can choose between 5 to 11. It also comes in medium and wide widths for the men and a complete line-up of narrow, medium and wide widths for the women.

Reviewers have reported the kick to fit bigger than usual and recommended going down half a size up to a full size. Fitting in stores is best recommended.

Maintaining the Grandpro’s signature sleek and simple silhouette, the Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker exudes versatility and classic appeal. Mixing and matching this shoe with any ensemble could prove to be a breeze. From chinos to suit pants and shorts for the guys and from denim pants to dresses and skirts for the ladies, this pair could easily be the finishing for your stylish look.

The Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker is a limited edition pair that has two style variations: men’s version just the laces providing the pink accent and the women’s version with “pig ears and nose” appliques in the laces and more pink accents throughout the shoe.

Apart from its clean silhouette and white with pink accented colorway, this sneaker features an origami pig design on the insoles. It is also equipped with the brand’s Grand.OS technology, known for flexibility and cushioning.

The brainchild of Eddie Haan and Trafton Cole, the brand we know today as Cole Haan had a different name during its inception. Formerly called “Cole, Rood & Haan,” the brand was renamed in the early stages to fulfill a change of corporate image. Cole Haan originally designed men’s footwear with the vision of providing the gentlemen with shoes of superb quality, dapper style, and exquisite craftsmanship.

Seeing potential in the brand sports brand powerhouse Nike decided to buy Cole Haan and helped make it to what it is today. The brand’s broadened merchandise range now includes bags, accessories, and women’s products ultimately becoming the catalyst for a wider reach of audience. After almost 30 years, in 2013, Nike put the brand back up in the market and was consequently bought by a company called Apax Partners Worldwide LLP.

Presently Cole Haan remains successful in the footwear market and boasts of a wide range of dress and casual shoes. One of their lifestyle designs is the Cole Haan Grandpro Year of the Pig Sneaker. This shoe was designed to celebrate 2019 as the Year of the Pig. It only comes in one colorway: crisp white with pink accents.

  • The men’s colorway is called white/pink/cyn and the women’s is called optic white/pink dogwood/optic white.
  • Rubber pods are strategically placed in the heel and forefoot of the outsole for optimal traction.

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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