Size and fit

The Cole Haan GrandPro Deck Slip-On Sneaker is a men's shoe. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their regular shoe size. 

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.

Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Slip-On Sneaker Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

Cole Haan Grandpro Deck Slip-On Sneaker History

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.

Nice to know

  • 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.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Dressy
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Cole Haan Grandpro
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, Memory Foam
Features: Orthotic friendly / No lace / Removable insole

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