If we go back in time, we see that the evolution of sneaker has been a back bone to athletes. The shape has constantly been challenged and innovated for the perfect fit to enhance the performance of the athletes. The designers were focusing on the shape, materials, flexibility, weight, comfort and design. All these factors played an important role in producing the best sneakers in different sports. This then resulted the birth of sneaker culture in the 80’s. The elite players in the sports such as Basketball, Tennis, Athletics were being endorsed by the biggest sneaker brands of the time. This really got the sneakers to jump from performance wear to start culture and lifestyle. Lifestyle market for sneaker industry hasn’t stopped growing ever since.

Cole Haan has been producing quality footwear focusing on craft, style and engineering on their Grand.OS range. Its always been forward thinking, determined delivering better feeling products for those unwilling to sacrifice elegance or performance. The Grand.OS family of innovative footwear delivers four major benefits: greater flexibility, reduced weight, increased cushioning and breathability.

Founded in the US in 1928, Cole Haan was the vision of two men, Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. They set out to deliver beautiful crafted products. Cole Haan’s constant innovation and reinvention of the dress shoe and sneaker unites traditional craft with modern engineering. Its key focus on the process has been creating flexibility and comfort based on featherweight construction methods.

The ultra-light Grand Prø Tennis shoe is a vintage-inspired sneaker, giving it a modern twist thoroughly. Its featherweight construction make it up for in its style giving you a comfortable  lifestyle shoe. Adding its Grand.OS technology, GrandPrø Tennis gives a forward thinking spin on a classic silhouette. Its system is designed to substantially reduce weight, offer dynamic breathability, imitate the foot’s natural flexibility and provide cushioning for maximum comfort.

The men’s GrandPrø Tennis shoe weighs less than a third of the average leather court shoe, weighing-in at 8.8 ounces (based on a men’s leather court shoe in size 8.5 – may vary according to style, material and size).

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