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Cole Haan Continues To Beautifully Balance Innovation With Traditional Craft

Nobody meshes performance innovation with tradtional craft quite like Cole Haan, and their latest 3.ZERØGRAND collection is the perfect example of that.

Their latest collection features three new silhouettes; leather wingtips, leather chukka boots, and they also debut a fused nylon option, a first from the brand. Each shoe in the collection sit atop a redesigned GRAND.ØS sole, whichfeatures traction pods that double up as two-way flex grooves, and a carved out arch section which culminates in an anatomical shape that closely mimics the foots motion when walking. The skeletal lining on the midfoot arch also extends to the heel for added support.

As you can see from the images below, the shoe’s are just super aesthetically stunning. A personal favourite would have to be the leather wingtip, the raw edge leather section that flows beautifully next to the midsole top-line is the perfect design detail that exemplifies how they’ve managed to balance traditional craft with contemporary construction methods and material compounds.

You can see more of Cole Haan’s latest 3.ZERØGRAND collection below.

via – Business Insider
 
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