Men, would you wear Cole Haan saddle shoes?
Periodically, when my boyfriend wants to grow the dreaded facial hair, we have a conversation about how men aren't awarded all the fashion opportunities that women have. They pretty much get to wear shirts and pants in different colors, or grow beards.
He's somewhat right, although I think men often have more options than they are willing to try. This notion came flooding back to me when I saw this ad hovering around the Internet this week.
Well, well, well. That's a very bold saddle shoe for dudes from Cole Haan. It's called the Air Colton Saddle, and it's LOUD, Y'ALL. And it makes me want a milkshake! But you know what? I kind of dig it. It takes a very self-assured gentleman to wear these with confidence. They're super pricey at $198, but Cole Haan shoes pretty much last your entire life, and they come in a fancy shoe bag. I learned this when my fella (we're stuck in the 50s for this post) needed to buy a pair of formal shoes in a vacation town with only upscale men's clothiers. Forced at gunpoint into luxury!
Here's another style.
Pistachio green with a croc print? Jumpin Jehoshaphat, that takes stones! I personally think they're great. Here's one more.
Much more tame, right? I see no reason why a savvy dude couldn't rock a pair of these with his khakis for the 2 p.m. accounts payable meeting. I'm happy to see some great options out there for guys that don't involve mustaches.
What say you, people? Boyfriends and hubbos and male readers, let's hear it.
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photos: Cole Haan
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