On Friday, July 13th, the highly anticipated Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand collaboration will launch first at Cole Haan SoHo and select leading retailers globally soon after. Comprised of three LunarGrand Wingtips and one LunarGrand Chukka, the Cole Haan & Fragment Design collection explores formal, traditional dress shoe materials offset against the modern, innovative silhouette of the iconic Cole Haan LunarGrand.
The Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand Chukka is constructed from traditional Scotch grain leather with a crisp pebble grain texture. Presented alongside is a Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand Wingtip created with the same material. Both shoes feature trademark Fragment Design black uppers with white outsole detail.
Rounding out the special collection are two additional Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand Wingtips constructed from rich corrected grain leather with waterproof coating. The first features a solid putty-colored upper with navy blue outsole—a subtle, refined color combination. The second, exclusive to Cole Haan SoHo, features a putty and black spectator-inspired upper, black stained leather welt, and neon pink outsole.
All four shoes feature the Fragment Design logo embossed on the tongue.
The Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand Chukka $328, and the Cole Haan & Fragment Design LunarGrand Wingtips, $298 will be available beignning Friday, July 13th at Cole Haan SoHo, 128 Prince Street, New York. Tel: 212.219.8240.
Engineered to conquer the streets of New York City, the LunarGrand is a conceptual clash of past meets future—the unique and seamless fusion of timeless design and futuristic innovation. Incorporating Nike’s innovative ultra-lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system into Cole Haan’s traditional construction techniques, the LunarGrand achieves unrivaled feel, fit, flexibility and traction—redefining how classic dress shoes can move and function in modern urban environments.
“The LunarGrand came from our perpetual obsession with making our products better,” says Phil Russo, Cole Haan’s VP of Design. “When you understand what people are doing in their shoes today, their expectations of style and demands of functionality, you can create products that really do make a difference as people go about their everyday lives.”
Through considered and specific engineering, the Cole Haan LunarGrand emerges as a unique product that challenges preconceptions of how dress shoes can adapt. “The goal of the design process was to create a shoe to take on the streets of New York City—a shoe that utilized motion-enhancing innovations at the same time as retaining its authentic and timeless aesthetic,” said Russo.
The immediate reaction when wearing the shoe is to its lightweight and flexible motion enhancing properties. A well-fitted heel, which better secures the shoe on the foot, as well as a wider forefoot and slimmer rounded toe, allow for more natural, ergonomic foot movement. A partial lining lends a clean, deconstructed feel and keeps the shoe significantly light. Lunarlon cushioning technology in the mid-sole is encased within an outsole featuring micro-diamond tread textures and rubber toe pods to maximize traction and adaptability to unforgiving concrete streets—a competitive advantage in the city that never sleeps.