Haan is a global lifestyle and luxury brand, its origin
was established in Chicago, Illinois, with the the intention
of creating a remarkable global presence in its collections
of fine footwear, apparel, and accessories for men and
What began as a visionary partnership in 1928 between
Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan has blossomed into a dynamic,
forward-thinking fashion brand with celebrity in
endorsements like tennis star Maria Sharapova.
Cole Haan's prophetic
use of sports technology in stylish footwear has accelerated
the brand's success, with shoes such as the penny
loafers, the genuine hand-sewn shoe, the multicolored
boat shoe, and the all-leather court sport sneaker.
At one time Cole Haan had been purchased by Nike.
However in 2012, Nike sold the brand to Apax
Partners Worldwide LLP.