On my adventure last Thursday I popped by the Cole Haan concept store on Prince St in Soho. I have been quite curious about the brands Lunargrand shoes since a first saw them a few weeks back. I hated them at first sight. I still don’t like some of them; but the blue suede on white sole and tan suede on brick red sole won my favor. I love the upper of all of the shoes, but I think there is a fine line that is drawn between what looks good and bad with these shoes because of the sole. I do not like clunky soles which was tough to get past at first, I think it really depends on the color of the sole with that of the upper. The shoe definitely appealed to my ex-sneaker head side… I will say however, that I did try a pair on and they are very comfortable.
Anyway, the store manager was kind enough to let me take some pictures so I picked out some of the good, bad and ugly. In one sense Cole Haan is killing it with their new designs which I applaud them for. They are a huge company taking some risks, I like that. But then again some of the shoes just don’t do it for me, but it is really a matter of taste. Enjoy liberally.
If you don’t, check out my Carmina store visit.