Initially released exclusively at Cole Haan’s NYC flagship store in 2012, the Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip proved a massive hit, and the brand extended distribution so that those outside of Manhattan can feel the love too.
This shoe really is a masterpiece collaboration.
First up, they’re very styling. The ColeHaan LunarGrand Wingtips offer beautiful colorways. Premium suede and nubuck uppers top often-contrasting soles in match-ups like charcoal grey suede and yellow soles, ivory suede and black soles, black suede and blue soles, dark brown suede and orange soles, poolside blue nubuck and grey soles, etc. Harmonious colorways like smooth creamy light brown “milkshake” are also popular.
Secondly, it’s just a brilliant pairing of Cole Haan’s dress shoe expertise with Nike’s technology in the very comfortable and very lightweight Lunarlon cushioning. Until very recently Cole Haan was owned by Nike. While the ownership changed hands at the end of 2012, at the time of the Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip’s development they were Athletic Daddy and Sophisticated Son. The shoe is exquisitely crafted with a traditional wingtip body, high quality stitching, gorgeous broguing details (i.e. the decorative perforated edging details gracing the contours of each panel), and top-end materials. Uppers are suede or nubuck depending on the colorway. The Lunar sole, a signature Nike innovation, provides extreme comfort and also makes the Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip ultra lightweight for a dress shoe.
Calling attention to the unconventional pairing, the bold colors of the soles offer a very modern, stylish touch. Though you can still pick up a colorway with more restraint if you’re mainly interested in the comfort offered by the soles but don’t want to call out too much attention fashion-wise.
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