Cole Haan Just Debuted A Line Of Hand-Forged Leather Dress Shoes That Are Built To Last A Lifetime
Cole Haan’s renowned for making some of the finest leather dress shoes on the planet for almost 100 years. Today, in an effort to go back to their roots, Cole Haan debuted the ‘Made in Maine’ line of shoes and I have to tell you bros that I haven’t been this excited about the announcement of a shoe since the Space Jam Jordans of my childhood.
The ‘Made in Maine’ line of shoes made its debut this morning with a press release (below), and they’re already available over on ColeHaan.com. Before we get to the individual details of the shoes, let’s take a look at some of the product photos. For men, the Made in Maine shoes come in several styles: Cap Toe, Long Wing, Short Wing, Split Toe, and Penny:
Now let’s check out the individual offerings.
Above I made mention of a press release, you can read that in full below. And if you’re looking to check out the entire Cole Haan Made In Maine collection just follow that link!
NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, is proud to launch Made in Maine, USA – a limited-edition collection blending quality American craftsmanship with timeless designs.
“Creating a shoe that will last a lifetime is an exceedingly personal, painstakingly accurate process from start to finish and is the very definition of American craftsmanship. This quality has allowed Cole Haan to build a legacy that lives on today,” explains David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development.
Hand-forged by artisans in Lewiston, ME, the Made in Maine, USA collection represents a homecoming for Cole Haan, paying homage to the brand’s roots. One shoe alone requires the expertise of no less than five different artisans, each with their own unique skillsets. An individual pair of shoes can take as long as 30 hours to produce, ending with overnight drying to ensure shape and structure. The craftsman’s touch is maintained throughout the process, from authentically rubbing dyes directly into the grain of the leather, to the expert, traditional stitching. Additionally, a multistep burnishing process is used to ensure colors are delivered in a perfect and beautiful way, delivering a level of quality that can’t be replicated elsewhere. From cut to brush to stitch, every step of the process lives up to Cole Haan’s highest standards. The end result is a meticulously constructed and elegantly designed product that, if properly cared for, will last a lifetime.
To view the entire Cole Haan Made In Maine collection just follow that link and check out these exquisite handmade shoes!
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