Designer Info: Cole Haan

Designer Info: Cole Haan

Cole Haan

Cole Haan has been a premier American style brand since 1928, when Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan designed the first Cole Haan shoe. The label soon was acclaimed for its timeless “prep” styles—including handsewn moccasins, driving shoes, and boat shoes—crafted from premium leathers. In 1978, Cole Haan introduced its first women’s footwear collection; handbags and accessories were added in 1998.

Today, Cole Haan combines traditional craft with 21st-century innovation and style. Acquired by Nike, Inc., in 1988, Cole Haan began incorporating Nike Air technology into its designs, resulting in revolutionary, athletic-quality comfort in casual footwear and women’s dress pumps. In keeping with the brand’s long tradition of excellence, Cole Haan insists on 360-degree attention to proportion and detail: elegant lines, quality materials, and authentic handcrafting make every Cole Haan shoe and handbag both beautiful and wearable.