Cole Haan Air Carter - These polished cap toe oxfords lay the foundation for an impeccable wardrobe.
Smooth leather upper.
Cushioned with NIKE AIR® technology.
Complete your look with coordinating Cole Haan™ accessories.
I needed something for an upcoming formal event and then later to wear with suits. These shoes fit the bill and then some. They are a little on the shiny side, suitable for a tuxedo, but not so much as to look like those plastic rental shoes. My most glowing comment is reserved for comfort and these are the most comfortable dress shoes that I have ever worn! I am a 10W and it is often difficult to get a decent fit, yet these feel like I am wearing athletic walking shoes. The break in period was about one day and then I took them on a one week trip overseas with daily wear and they got more comfortable by the day. I will order all of my future dress shoes from the Cole Haan Air line of shoes!
I bought the original version of this shoe 10 years ago, before Nike owned Cole Haan. While it was a terrific shoe, the comfort of the new Air Carter eclipses the old one. There's not even a comparison, especially when you spend long hours on your feet. I ordered the EE size, and CH certainly nailed the sizing. Thing is, if you take care of them, these shoes will last forever. I would stack them up against some of the finest Italian or American-made dress shoes out there today. The price is steep, but you get what you pay for.
One of the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever worn, great right out of the box. I have a high arch and usually have trouble with breaking in new shoes. It is amazing how many people comment on your shoes when your sporting a good pair.