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Five Sale-Priced Cole Haan Shoes for Spring

This is an unpopular opinion, but since Cole Haan ditched their partnership with Nike Air, I think the shoes are actually more comfortable.  And if you have a serious job, few brands understand your style and comfort needs like Cole Haan.  So come with me to Nordstrom Rack for a little spring shoe shopping.

These simple, black Bambra Skimmers ($89) are a workhorse in any season.

The Tali Bow Skimmers ($89) add a bit of feminine whimsy to a simple work flat.

Need color?  These Elsie Bow Flats ($89) are the pop of Barbie pink everyone needs.

These Vesta pumps ($99) in a mushroom-brown are a great alternative to “nude” shoes for Spring.

Business casual or weekend, these mauve mules ($99) have you covered.

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  1. cait says:

    I love the grey with the bow details but do tell, what is your opinion on “toe cleavage”? Is it really a travesty or is it OK to rock shoes that show a bit?

    March 12, 2019/Reply
    • Crystal says:

      My unsolicited opinion is that toe cleavage is a bizarre non-issue and you should wear whatever shoes you want that (1) are sufficiently comfortable, (2) look good on you and make you feel good, and (3) allow you to walk as needed (including distance and not tripping). If someone thinks exposed toes remind them of breasts (THE HORROR) and that that is unacceptable or too distracting, then the problem is with them.

      March 12, 2019/Reply
      • Jules says:

        I didn’t even know toe cleavage was a thing! Oh gosh

        March 12, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I have pairs that do and pairs that don’t. I consider it a non-issue. They’re toes, I’ve never understood the use of the word cleavage to imply they are somehow inappropriate.

      March 12, 2019/Reply
    • Meg says:

      Another vote for toe cleavage is not a thing. But maybe take mine with a grain of salt, because I also firmly believe that VPL is not a thing and is just a tool of the patriarchy!

      March 12, 2019/Reply
    • Anna says:

      I don’t like toe cleavage, but I don’t think it’s trashy. I just don’t like how it looks (I generally hate feet). I do think it’s weird when people find toe cleavage sexy, like boob cleavage.

      March 13, 2019/Reply
  2. Katel says:

    Anyone else feel like Cole Haan quality has slipped? Last year I bought a pair at a Cole Haan retail (ie not the outlet) location and wore less than a dozen times before returning because the sole separated from the upper. For a full refund… but it turned me off future purchases.

    March 12, 2019/Reply
    • Amy says:

      Yes, completely agree. The quality is not like it was in the ’90s and early ’00s.

      March 14, 2019/Reply