Elegantly Designed & Engineered to Last a Lifetime
Cole Haan 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.
The Made in Maine, USA Collection includes:
- Men’s Maine Cap Toe in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
- Men’s Maine Long Wing in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
- Men’s Maine Short Wing in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
- Men’s Maine Split Toe in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
- Men’s Pinch USA Penny in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325
- Women’s Pinch USA in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325
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 skill sets. 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 multi-step 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.
The Made in Maine, USA Collection is available now on www.ColeHaan.com and in US and international Cole Haan Stores.