Cole Haan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nike, inc. and has its international headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine and its design headquarters in New York City.
Cole Haan began in Chicago in 1928 and the name comes from Trafton Cole, who created Cole Haan's reputation for quality and incredible craftsmanship, and Eddie Haan, the man who made it all about service and style. Originally, Cole Haan was a men's footwear label and it typified the spirit of the '20s, when style was everything and quality was assumed. Footwear was beautifully designed and very well made.
Today, Cole Haan brings that heritage to all its products, including men's and women's dress and casual footwear, belts, hosiery, handbags, small leather goods, fine outerwear and watches. Today too, Cole Haan is recognized for exciting innovation. A perfect example is Cole Haan footwear with Nike Air Technology.
Since Nike owns Cole Haan, Cole Haan women's shoes integrate superior Nike Air Technology in all shoes. The marriage has worked wonderfully, as the Nike Air bottom has become a big hit with women who love style, comfort, and support. After all, who wouldn't like that!