Cole Haan partners with streetwear pioneer Jeff Staple
Lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan has partnered with streetwear phenom Jeff Staple, to reimagine the ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford and the ØriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxford.
Jeff is the founder of the self-titled streetwear brand, Staple. Inspired by the energy of New Yorkers and all urban dwellers, the brand combines street culture and design with fashion, music, sports, and art.
"The ØriginalGrand Wingtip became one of the most influential shoes of its time," said David Maddocks, brand president of Cole Haan. "It pioneered the category of hybrid dress footwear. Since then, there have been many followers—however there's only one Original. And everyone in streetwear, fashion, and traditional dress footwear knows it. We're excited to once again partner with one of the OG's of sneaker culture himself, Jeff Staple.”
In particular, The ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford is crafted in a premium high nap suede and contains a patented outsole, which is made from a minimum of 25% natural dandelion rubber. It features forefoot and heel rubber pods for added traction and durability, as well as a molded sock liner for added comfort and cushioning. It’s offered in Fossil, Metallic or Rose.
Likewise, The ØriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxford is also materialized in high nap suede and a dual-density GrandFoam midsole to provide exceptional cushioning. It’s available in Nimbus Cloud, Rose and Blue Fox. Both models feature a Staple camouflage print sockliner and an external metallic pigeon branding on the heel, which are synonymous to the Staple brand.
"One of my central tenets is to focus on the work—the journey is just as important, if not more, than the final destination," said Jeff.
"For our latest collaboration with Cole Haan, we brought this concept to life with the ØriginalGrand and ØriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxfords. We put our own spin on this classic style with two modern, neutral colorways that reflect the calm and collected focus essential for success.”
The launch represents the second in its 'Decade of Defying Convention' series, which aims to embody the brand’s unrelenting pursuit in revolutionizing workwear. Cole Haan's first collaboration in the series was with global streetwear phenom, Atmos, and launched in May.
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