Cole Haan combines timeless design with futuristic innovation


Ed Uy

A conceptual clash of past meets future—is perhaps the best way to describe Cole Haan’s recently launched LunarGrand Wingtip collection.

Engineered to conquer the modern urban streets, the LunarGrand creates a unique and seamless fusion of a classic design and futuristic innovation as it incorporates Nike’s innovative ultra-lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system into Cole Haan’s traditional construction techniques. The LunarGrand promises unrivaled feel, flexibility and movement that redefines how classic dress shoes can move and function in current environments.

“The LunarGrand came from our perpetual obsession with making our products better,” says Phil Russo, Cole Haan’s VP of Design. “When you understand what people are doing in their shoes today, their expectations of style and demands of functionality, you can create products that really do make a difference as people go about their everyday lives.

“The goal of the design process was to create a wingtip to take on the streets of New York City—a shoe that utilized motion-enhancing innovations at the same time as retaining its authentic and timeless aesthetic,” said Russo, and the result is a unique product that challenges preconceptions of how dress shoes can adapt.

Through considered and specific engineering, the well-fitted heel better secures the shoe on the foot, as well as a wider forefoot and slimmer rounded toe, allowing for a more natural, ergonomic foot movement. A partial lining lends a clean, deconstructed feel and keeps the shoe significantly light. Lunarlon cushioning technology in the mid-sole is encased within an outsole featuring micro-diamond tread textures and rubber toe pods to maximize traction and adaptability on unforgiving concrete streets—a competitive advantage in the city that never sleeps.

The men’s and women’s LunarGrand Wingtip collection is now available exclusively at the Cole Haan Store at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

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