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Cole Haan Howland Penny Reviews

178 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

88% "Moderate arch support"

168 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/22/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

So my boss pretty much hates on me 99% of the time. She hates if I am engaged in my work, or am just happy. It is so sad, for me, but especially for her, who has spent all her life in anger. And now more than ever, I've been walking, riding bikes and busing over to work, and more often than not, I am breathing easier knowing 1.) my future is unwritten and not determined by this negative person, and 2.) I've got these revolutionary comfortable and understated shoes between me and the ground. Since I have starting wearing these in, I have had to remind myself not to look like I feel this liberated about the above statements. :)

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/10/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Looks like I'm one of the few dissenting opinions for this shoe. Let me say, I normally love Cole Haan loafers, I've bought 3 pairs over the last 2 years. I purchased this shoe based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Zappos and I am extremely disappointed. First off, the leather on this shoe looks plastic, like fake pleather (think sneakers) plastic. In addition, the leather is rigid and unforgiving. I've tried to break them in for a month, and still extremely painful to wear. Also, if you're considering buying these, you'll probably need a 1/2 to full size larger than what you would normally wear. I've been stretching this shoe constantly when I'm not wearing them and they still feel a 1/2 size too small and very narrow. I have normal feet and have never had a wideness issue with any other shoe. Also, if you're one of those people that likes to go sockless every now and then for comfort, do not buy these. I made that mistake and got blisters in 3 different locations on both my feet. I normally love Cole Haans, and will probably buy another pair next year, I just hope they improve on this model's shortcomings.

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from baton rouge, LA

Super comfortable from first use and on. I've worn them to work almost every day since I've had them and am about to get some more similar in different colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2012

Craig H

from Pinson, AL

Wow. If you are a minimalist runner and need a dress shoe, this is the perfect shoe for you. I love it! It looks great and moves with me. Also, Zappos service rocks! I got on the site, chatted with customer service, they pointed me to this shoe, and I checked out. Total time: 5 minutes. Note: I marked no arch support but that is exactly what I was looking for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram, Newton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2012

David C

from Boston, NY

Looks like I'm one of the few dissenting opinions for this shoe. Let me say, I normally love Cole Haan loafers, I've bought 3 pairs over the last 2 years. I purchased this shoe based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Zappos and I am extremely disappointed. First off, the leather on this shoe looks plastic, like fake pleather (think sneakers) plastic. In addition, the leather is rigid and unforgiving. I've tried to break them in for a month, and still extremely painful to wear. Also, if you're considering buying these, you'll probably need a 1/2 to full size larger than what you would normally wear. I've been stretching this shoe constantly when I'm not wearing them and they still feel a 1/2 size too small and very narrow. I have normal feet and have never had a wideness issue with any other shoe. Also, if you're one of those people that likes to go sockless every now and then for comfort, do not buy these. I made that mistake and got blisters in 3 different locations on both my feet. I normally love Cole Haans, and will probably buy another pair next year, I just hope they improve on this model's shortcomings.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Wayne, PA

This is a first-rate pair of driving moccasins, put together with typical Cole Haan quality. I bought them for my college age son who wears them as his dress shoes. He says they fit well right out of the box and now that he's had them for three months, they've become even more comfortable. He wears them on most dressy occasions and they do look very nice on him The only negative is the scuffing that occurs on the toe. Sadly, it looks like you just have to live with it if you want to wear this style. of shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Minnetonka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

In line with most of the reviews available before purchase. These shoes started out a bit tight but after wearing them for a couple weeks they fit perfectly. Incredibly comfortable out of the box. Matches the high quality to be expected of Cole Haan shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Bruce R

from Burbank Calif

I own a few Cole Haan shoes and naturally I love them all but this pair is the first ones I had to have stretched. They were extremely tight over the top of my feet. And I had to get them stretched a second time because the shoe man did not want to stretch them too much..

Brands I'd also recommend: any of them

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

Classic shoe, beautiful color and nice leather. Got these for my husband. At first he thought they might be snug, but after walking in them a bit, they felt just right. These are made in India...just wish more shoes were made in USA.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 17, 2011

Abby O

from Brockton, MA

The women's version ran way too narrow so I ordered the men's 10½D. They are super comfortable and nice looking!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Gloria G

from Michigan

Zappos is a wonderful company to deal with---I cannot praise them enough. Their product and delivery has always exceeded my expectations! Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Ryan

from tallahassee

Fantastic shoe. A bit narrower than I expected given I own four other pairs of cole haan shoes in the same size and they weren't as tight initially. They though are super comfortable, mold to your foot, and the leather is super supple. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2011

Mark B

from Chicago

So far, so good! True to the Cole Haan product! Elegant, formal looks, feel like slippers (comfortable). Would not consider another brand! Zappos C.S.R. was great! I'll be buying another pair soon!

Brands I'd also recommend: Armani

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston

Great no sock spring and summer choice to class up an outfit. Comfortable as my flip flops, but no one has to see my hammer toes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 30, 2011

Max S

from Seattle, WA

These are good looking shoes, no doubt. The second time I wore these two people complemented me on them. The color is especially nice. Get some concealed socks (like for Vans slip-ons) and wear these with some semi-casual shorts if you want to look like a boss. My only gripe is that they rub on the sides of my little toes and I do not have wide feet. Maybe they will break in, but that definitely takes away from the comfort. Also, they would blister the back of your heel if you do not wear some kind of socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Florida

I bought these for my husband as a work/casual shoe - he loves them! Fit well - heard they were narrow so we got the wide and they were perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

Would normally take a size 9 medium but had to change to a 9.5 medium. Delighted with this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Anonymous

 

I bought these for a casual work shoe. They look great and get a few compliments from time to time. I love them, they're comfortable, and nearly slipper-like. I have a fairly wide foot (D) and fall between 11.5 and 12 depending on the brand. I went with a 12 and they fit great; however, should I do it over I might go with the 11.5 now that they've stretched a little after some wear. Overall, love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 6, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are just what a good quality pair of loafers are supposed to be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 11, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Pleasure doing business with this seller. Item arrived ahead of schedule and in the condition described. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2011

Dee

 

I ordered these for my brother as a dressier warm weather alternative/stylish to sandals. He loves them and said they are comfortable as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2011

Jody J

from Chicago, IL

I bought these shoes for my husband and he loves them. I did, however, have to exchange them for the the wide size as they run a little tight in the width but they are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Norh Dakota

I really like the look of this loafer. It is a bit narrow and does not have much structure to it; basically it kind of conforms to your foot. Can be worn with jeans or khakis.

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnston and Murphy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2010

Jon F

from Santa Clara, CA

I buy these shoes over and over again. They are just about the most comfortable thing I've every worn! But, as I've said, I've bought them over and over - meaning they don't wear very well. The uppers are very soft and scratch easily. After a short time they show wear and shortly after look just terrible. Fortunately, at this price I can accept the short lifetime. Sounds a bit negative I know, but the key is I buy them again and again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2010

Anonymous

 

Always loved Cole Haan shoes and with my husband's small size 7 foot, Zappos was the only place to find them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 12, 2010

Tim W

from StL

Cole Haan continues to make a quality product. The attention to detail is terrific and the shoes fit/feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2010

Gabriel A

from USA

I love this shoe! It is true to size, it's stylish and overall very comfortable! I would definitely buy it again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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