Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users praised the glove-like fit of this sneaker.
  • Comfort has been attested by the majority of wearers, even after using it for extended hours.
  • The style of the Cole Haan ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka was commendable for most of its purchasers.
  • Several customers have highlighted the wearability of this leather shoe.
  • According to some reviews, the durability of this lifestyle cleat has been impressive.
  • Many shoppers mentioned that the quality of the shoe is praise-worthy.
  • A commenter is pleased because the shoe is surprisingly light, given its rigid looks.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The hefty price tag of the ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka has been a deterrent for a number of people to consider owning a pair.
  • A few stated that it needs a couple of uses before it breaks in.
  • Breathability is not among its greatest aspects, as stated by a couple of buyers.

Bottom line

Cole Haan has a reputation for releasing high-quality shoes, and the ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka is no different. This mid-top cleat features a classy look with its stitch detailing and leather upper. Wearers raved about its comfort and versatility, as it could be worn during semi-formal occasions or even vacation trips.

Regarding its overall functionality, the style and performance have been consistently impeccable. However, the price of the Cole Haan ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka may be an issue for those people who are on a tight budget.  

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Good to know

The mid-top Cole Haan ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka Cleat is available in men's sizes. It has padded collars that offer comfort while the regular lace-up closure can deliver an adjustable fit. A heel pull tab assists in giving a hassle-free foot entry and exit.

The Cole Haan ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka may not have the swag that other mid-top sneakers have. It may also look awkward if the shoe is paired with shorts or other everyday clothing. But, the classy appearance and earthly hues by this cleat is a great option to be used for semi-formal events and other important occasions. Whether exploring the city or during casual workdays, the ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka ensures wearers of a distinctive and even-keeled vibe.

The Cole Haan ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka exhibits the Grand.OS technology on its construction that delivers lightweight cushioning, breathability, energy return, and flexibility. Shock absorption is offered by the EVA midsole with rubber pods. The soft fabric lining and insole contributes to the comfort that the shoe provides.

The footwear company Cole Haan was established by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan in 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. During its initial years, it exclusively manufactured shoes for men. Cole Haan was able to get by the decades because of its dedication to footwear quality. Manufacturing shoes for children and women is also an integral factor in the company's survival during hard times.

In 1975, Cole Haan was bought by George Denney and his business partners. Due to their marketing strategies, the brand gradually turned into one of the top shoe labels in the US. By 1982, Cole Haan established a retail division that consists of more or less 40 shops located locally and abroad. In 1996, the company reached almost $70 million in annual revenue sales.

Cole Haan has a wide array of goods being offered, such as lifestyle footwear, clothing, and accessories. Among the recent additions to the lifestyle catalog of the brand is the ZEROGRAND Rugged Chukka, which was first made available in 2018.

  • The color options for this Cole Haan shoe are Hickory / Goblin Blue / Gum / Magnet, Black / Golden Oak / Ironstone, Magnet / Red Ochre / Nicotene / Ivory, and Golden Honey / Woodbury.


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