Verdict from +100 user reviews

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.

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Good to know

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.

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.

  • 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.

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.