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Cole Haan Air Dempsey Venetian Reviews

49 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

81% "Excellent arch support"

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/23/09
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Purchased these based on reviews, the look and Cole Haan experience. Got the black. Be advised, they are not a tumbled or semi-type gloss, they are quite shiny. Felt a bit snug when I tried them on, but basically ran true to size. Wore to the office the first day, and found them to be quite comfortable. You can feel the Air Nike technology at work. Puts a bit of spring in your step. I would definitely wear these with dress trousers and a sports coat, perhaps even a suit. A nice shoe. As always, Zappos service is great.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/27/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes for my husband. They looked very nice and he loved how comfortable they were, but within a month or so, the leather started peeling off the toe section. Very disappointing in a shoe at this price point.

Additional 29 Air Dempsey Venetian Cole Haan Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2008

Todd

from Bay City, Texas

Great shoes - These shoes were great from day one. I own another pair of Cole Haan/ Nike and both are exceptionally comfortable. Super comfortable, super versatile shoes. I wear them with a suit in the courtroom and I wear them with khakis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 12, 2010

D M

from San Francisco

I’ve been having problems finding the right office shoe. I like something I can wear almost every day. The leather and finish seemed a bit hard in the beginning. I wasn’t sure, but after a few weeks they have become one of the best shoes I’ve owned in years. They look sharp and feel good all day. Bottom line: I will buy them again when this pair wears out.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Elegant shoe with supple leather and throw Nike technology on top of that! This is shoe is a no brainer! You can't lose, get it if you can. Zappos is awesome.

Brands I'd also recommend: Col Haan baby!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Santa Clara, California

Very comfy shoes. Took about a month to fully break in. The break-in period wasn't bad either. Love them and will definitely get another pair once these are worn out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 20, 2011

Anonymous

from San Jose, California

Nice style shoe. Pretty comfy. Feels a little larger than the actual size, but not by much. This one's a keeper.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2010

John S

from Memphis, TN

I ordered this shoe going by the reviews. I have high arches and every time I take a step with this shoe my foot goes either inwards or outwards. So I am returning them. PS, excellent service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 20, 2010

Todd B

from Ocean City, MD

I purchased these to replace my worn out CH Santa Barbara's. These are a perfect replacement! Soft, comfortable, no break in time! I wear an 11 in CH's. I wear a 12 in Nikes. Sometimes this helps people. These do have a shine to them, not patent, but close.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2009

Rob R

from Hanover, MD

Fits true to size. Craftsmanship is remarkable. Very comfortable! Wear all day without getting any blisters. Excellent support. Great for both business and casual attires.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds, Sebago

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

2 people found this review helpful  

May 8, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

My husband's favorite shoe! My husband likes to look good but wants it to be effortless and comfortable. He has worn this shoe since it was first introduced. It looks great with jeans, chinos or slacks. He always has two pairs - one for everyday and one to wear with slacks. The Nike Air in the full sole is very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2009

Dardan

from Virginia

The best shoes I have ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2009

Derek F

from Atlanta, GA

Good things come to those who wait - The shoes were a little stiff at first, but after breaking them in, they are very comfortable. I did get me a blister on my heel, so I wore band-aids on my heels for about a week until the shoes were broken in. The color is a little lighter than the picture, but it looks great. Versatile shoe that can be dressed down or up. I am very happy with my purchase because they get more comfortable each time I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2008

Annette

from New York City

Great Shoe - It's absolutely a beautiful shoe. It was a perfect fit and I was told extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 6, 2008

Ron B

from Shelburne, Vermont

Better than expected! This was the first time I used Zappos. The picture does not do these shoes justice. They are beautiful and Zappos is amazingly great to deal with. I would recommend these shoes and this site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 5, 2008

Lynn K

from Colorado

This is a great shoe for business casual wear. For full business attire (i.e., a suit), I prefer my Allen Edmonds shoes but the Air Dempseys are great for just about everything else. They were comfortable and pretty true to size right out of the box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 5, 2008

Anonymous

 

I have a wide foot and this shoe was great - very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2008

Anonymous

from San Antonio, TX

Husband's Happy Feet! Bought these for my hubby in black first and he liked them so well I got him brown too. ALL the Cole Haan Air's are great (men's and women's). He gets that athletic shoe comfort but a nicer, more dressed up look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2008

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

Great shoes! I got these shoes for my husband, who loves the look and comfort. He received compliments the first time he wore them and now wants them in another color too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2008

Anonymous

from Maryland

Very nice shoes. Extremely comfortable and light.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2008

Harry

from New Hampshire

A classic shoe for northern climates - OK, first off, I ordered these shoes at 8p.m. and had them at my door by noon the next day...kudos Zappos for amazing service. I have owned Cole Haans before so I matched my size and they fit great once the leather warmed up. The shoe is elegant and dressy enough for work and has the rubber sole for the snow covered sidewalks. I was looking for a slip-on for travel that could handle the elements and was comfortable without a traditional heavy sole. The price was well worth it. I’m completely satisfied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2007

Anonymous

from Walnut Creek, CA

Great looking shoe that is cushion to walk on - This shoe looks very dressy, but is very comfortable with the Nike Air sole. Slip-on and off easy at the airport. Dressy enough for work. A nice shade, slightly lighter than "standard" brown you get with dress shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other ColeHaan with Nike Air soles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Excellent pair of loafer with lots of cushioning and arch support. I purchased in both black and papaya. Beware that the papaya color looks totally different than in the photo provided. It is a much lighter shade of brown, with an aged leather look and a mirror-shine finish.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 17, 2011

Hank D

from Chicago, IL

These are nice shoes. But they are stiff and extremely shiny. They are also, a tight fit for wide feet (order E width and they are still snug). They probably would break-in nicely, but I am not going to take the chance, and will exchange for my reliable standby tie oxford.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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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  

July 30, 2009

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

The combination of Cole Haan and Nike Air results in a very comfortable shoe, and with a wide width available it helps to cover people like me that need the width and a comfortable shoe. It looks dressy, but not for suits (mainly due to the side of the rubber sole showing). After wearing them for a month, they are very comfortable, yet visually, the folds in the top of the shoe shows a slight discoloration, not extreme, but noticeable. But bottom line, a great shoe and very comfortable that complements casual dress to casual.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 6, 2009

Anonymous

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Cole Haan's Air Dempsey Venetian Review - I rated the shoe 4 stars overall because it’s just ok for the price. The shoe has a slick shiny black finish, when I was looking for more of a natural leather soft black finish. The picture was hard to tell, and from the description of calf leather, I thought it would be a softer look. For a wide shoe, it was still a little narrow. The inside of the shoe lacks padding that I've felt in less expensive shoes. I was looking for an everyday work shoe with some comfort, but this shoe is more like a Sunday shoe that you don't need to wear too long. I almost returned the shoe, but decided to bear with it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 27, 2010

Marcia P

from Florida

I bought these shoes for my husband. They looked very nice and he loved how comfortable they were, but within a month or so, the leather started peeling off the toe section. Very disappointing in a shoe at this price point.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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