Who should buy the Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford

The Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford is perfect for those who:

  • Are looking for a comfy shoe that is appropriate for business events
  • Want a dressy shoe that has the versatility to look good even in more casual activities.

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Who should not buy it

The Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II works if you want a Cole Haan sneaker with a dressy feel, while also being easier to clean. For a stylish, dressy, and lightweight shoe that is at a lower price point and fits perfectly, check out the Timberland Bradstreet.

The Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford stands out while fitting in

Those who have bought and worn the shoe describe it as well-crafted, contemporary, and dressy. Although “blending a sneaker sole with a slightly funky knit wingtip” was initially met with skepticism from one of them, they have eventually come around to becoming a fan of the sneaker.

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One tester praised it as a “modern take on an all-time classic” pulled off flawlessly while another found that the “bottoms give it a flair and the upper gives it a nice touch for any occasion.” These sentiments show why the Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford has endeared itself to many, with a few even buying 5 pairs in total!

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People also initially thought that they would “raise eyebrows at the office,” especially in more professional settings, but they were instead greeted with compliments. They were said to look great in “board meetings, weddings, or date night dinners walking through town” showing the unique versatility a sneaker of this look has.

The Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford brings otherworldly comfort

Praised by a tester to be the “most comfortable Oxfords [they] have ever had,” the shoe does wonders for comfort with its sneaker base. Sneakerheads couldn’t stop raving about its ultra-light construction, saying that it "is light as a feather” and “feels like you have nothing on your feet!” Combining this with great cushioning and arch support has made it a favorite of a lot of people who made statements such as:

  • "These will literally change your life if you are on your feet all day."
  • "I promise you will get tired before your feet hurt in these shoes."
  • "These shoes are heaven. Like walking in the clouds."

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These shoes were also found to “just slip on,” making it easier for wearers to start their days.

For the sizzling summer sun

The shoe seems to be great for hotter days, with one summer commuter saying that the shoes “breathe and ventilate [their] feet really well.” As a bonus, they also look great in summer clothes and caught compliments in South Beach for one fan of the oxford.

A slip-on that doesn’t slip

A wearer loved it for being a shoe that “doesn't move around on your feet and doesn't slip on a wet sidewalk.”

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Care pays off!

Some long-time wearers of the shoe were disappointed that both the fabric and the laces stained easily. It’s something workable, however, as one reviewer commented saying that “a good stain/water repellent is key to keeping it clean.”

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On the topic of care, one person who had the shoe for a long time said that good quality shoe trees go a long way in keeping the shape of the shoe. Care definitely does pay off, however, with many loving the shoe’s durability and the fact that it “still looks brand new after several months.”

The Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite is a narrow fit

Although the shoe is usually larger, with the Cole Haan website recommending to size down, a lot of those who bought the shoe found it narrower relative to its length. Wide footers encountered the predicament of having “no way you could go up or down in size” without compromising the other dimension.

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On the pricier side

The Cole Haan Zero Grand Stitchlite Oxford retails at $185 making it more expensive than the average price of a Cole Haan sneaker at $165.  Reviewers found the shoe pricey in general.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Dressy
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Cole Haan Zerogrand
Closure: Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.