Cole Haan ZeroGrand Oxford Brogue
While the sportswear giants are constantly innovating in the world of athletic and performance footwear, it’s not too often that we see dress shoes getting the same treatment. Cole Haan decided do something about that as they debut their ZeroGrand Oxford Brogue.
Just one quick glance at this thing, and you’ll notice that there is no stitching used throughout the upper. The brand opted for welded seams, cutting back on the amount of individual components used. The entire upper is crafted from polyurethane die cut sheet stock alongside polyester rip-stop textile, a combination that’s both durable and stylish. Perforations are also used for increased ventilation, while a an EVO outsole, spine and foot bed provide maximum comfort, all while keeping weight down. In fact these are considered the lightest dress shoes ever, weighing at just 290 grams. [Purchase]