Sometimes dressing for success requires a shiny new pair of shoes which, in some cases, can lead to blisters and general discomfort in the beginning. Remember the last pair of Oxfords you had to break in? Probably not since blocking out painful memories tends to be human nature (the things we put up with to look professional at the office.) We all know how unpleasant it can be for the first week of surviving dress shoes, so we’re really thankful for this next-generation model from Cole Haan.
The new 2.Zerøgrand collection doesn’t stray too far from the shoe’s well known style, and still features luxe leather and closed lacing. However, the leather in this particular model is actually perforated, which allows for breathing room. The full rubber outsoles provide ultimate comfort and give the same functionality and comfort of a running shoe (a ridiculously fancy running shoe.) Prices range from $300-$320, and they come in a variety of colors and styles, all available on the Cole Haan website.
You’ll obviously want to opt for something a little nicer if you’re attending an event or high profile meeting that calls for something as dapper as a three-piece. But for everything else, these are a great option! The good news is that they’re nice enough to be acceptable around the office in most cases. You get the comfort and support of someone who is going to shoot some hoops after work instead of ending up with feet as tired as you are after a long day.
Finally, casual luxury has found a way to sneak into the office and stepping out of your comfort zone has never felt better!