Hasan Minhaj Sprinkles Spice on Cole Haan 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker ColabRelease: 10 November 2020
Cole Haan may be best known for their debonair dress shoes, and patent pumps for nine-to-fivers, but by rebuilding traditional footwear with comfort tech, they’ve got even the most hardened sneakerheads swapping old-school ballers for brogues. Now GORPheads will be climbing over one another for Cole Haan’s latest hiking colab.
The 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker is Cole Haan’s take on a classic bushwalking boot, transplanted with a sneaker’s soul (and sole). Even with the sartorial styling of Indian–American comedian Hasan Minhaj, there’s no funny business going on here!
Waterproof suede and nubuck uppers, a beefy mesh ankle collar, and metal hardware shut down any questions about the 4.ZERØGRAND’s performance credentials. The impressive display continues underfoot, showcasing the full extent of Cole Haan’s latest gen ZERØGRAND and GRAND 360 midsole tech that is deeply channelled and cored out, hitting that sweet spot of lightweight flexibility. Iced-out outsoles never go astray either – and they’ll be plenty sticky to the frozen stuff too!
Minhaj adds his touch to this colab with the yellow, red and tan spice mix up top, complemented by matching midsole speckles, and finished off with the contrast red laces and heel counter. Completed by a personal reference to a pivotal moment in his life on the insoles, these hikers are ready for anywhere from Boston to Bollywood.
The Hasan Minhaj x Cole Haan 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker is out now directly from Cole Haan.