Cole Haan began in 1928, through the partnership of Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan, and is now a well-known design and retail brand offering premium men’s and women’s footwear as well as apparel and accessories. Cole Haan has always had one main mission, and that mission is to provide elegant innovation for all, which is cultivated by an entrepreneurial spirit and timeless vision that inspires the company to this day.
“Cole Haan is always pushing the boundaries to innovate. Delivering superior products to consumers.”
With its global headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire, Cole Haan is an iconic American lifestyle brand and premium retailer. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. Since its inception, Cole Haan has pushed itself to make extraordinary products for the extraordinary people they know wear them. In recent years, they have worked tirelessly to re-engineer their products to support their new technology; the Grand.os system. This operating system has guided the innovation for many seasons and is crafted for an on-the-go city lifestyle.
The principles of the Grand.OS are:
Astonishingly Lightweight – always working to be sure soles can be slimmed, replacing heavy materials with lighter ones.
Adaptive Flexibility – every element moves with the agile and natural motion of the human foot.
Responsibly Cushioned – the Grand.os energy foam offers maximum shock absorption with every step, reducing fatigue and providing a smooth luxurious ride.
Dynamically Breathable – engineered upper materials and construction promote airflow for rapid evaporation and cooling, so your feet stay dry and comfortable.
The fastest growing member of the family is the ZeroGrand Stitchlite, a transformation of the traditional leather wingtip oxford. Through the art of construction, this shoe delivers dramatic improvements in lightness and breathability because of its distinctive knit style.
“Delivering superior fexibility and improved breathability and unmatched lightness, the Zerogrand Stitchlite is one of the top trends this spring.”
“Cole Haan is always pushing the boundaries to innovate. Delivering superior products to consumers who are loyal and excited to try new products. It is the perfect union!” states brand director Dave Gladstone.
The athleisure trend is still very important in fashion and footwear this Spring. Consumers are still driven by styles that will crossover from work to play, all while maintaining the comfort of their favorite sneakers. Cole Haan participates heavily in this trend through its impactful ZeroGrand Stitchlite Oxford program at Freeds. Available in classic black, brown, ironstone grey and marine blue, this style embodies all the core qualities of the Grand.os technology. Delivering superior flexibility, improved breathability and unmatched lightness, the ZeroGrand Stitchlite is one of the top trends this Spring.
As a leader in menswear, Freeds works diligently to have the best product assortment available for its customers. With the athletic inspired collection that is offered seasonally, Freeds builds a collection of styles that support all of life’s fast paced moments.
Partnered with their superior customer service, customers know that Freeds is the destination for Cole Haan in Windsor and that their desires will be met every time with comfortable, fashionable and trendy styles.
“The menswear buying team of Dan Orman, Dan Jacobs and Mike Osborne are a pleasure to work with and are amazing ambassadors for Cole Haan. They know their customer so well, and work so hard to make sure they have exactly what they want, and what their vast expertise in the industry tell them they need,” states independent sales representative Kyle McGuigan.
Cole Haan sells its products through department stores and its own 108 domestic stores in addition to 68 international stores across Canada, China, and Japan. Whether customers want to look good at work or outside of work, Cole Haan believes freeds provides the variety and sense of style each customer needs.