THE ART OF CRAFT: COLE HAAN LAUNCHES THE MADE IN MAINE, USA COLLECTION
Elegantly Designed & Engineered to Last a Lifetime
New York, NY – September 15, 2016
Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, 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.
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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 skillsets. 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 multistep 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.
Made in Maine, USA Collection
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
About Cole Haan
Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire and Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, leather accessories, outerwear and eyewear. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit ColeHaan.com and follow @ColeHaan