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It's rare that a shoe can seamlessly transition from work to workout without feeling like it's far better suited for one over the other. Cole Haan's fresh drop, the Zerogrand All-day Trainer, however, is quite the contender.
Some of the brand's classic styles—like the Tali Bow Ballet Flat and the Zerogrand Oxford—are already beloved by travelers for their comfort and versatility. These are shoes you can wear for a business meeting or a casual day of gallery hopping, but the new sneaker takes the brand a step further (puns always intended) into fitness footwear territory.
And while the concept of a “dress sneaker” isn't necessarily new, the execution is near-perfect with the All-day Trainer. They'll just as easily add character to a monochromatic, cropped ankle suit as they would prop up your favorite leggings and sports bra combo. While we're at it, they're a prime contender for the dress-and-sneakers look come spring, too.
Style notes aside, let's talk technical features. Each version of the All-day Trainer is built around a super supportive insole, which incorporates a proprietary leather heel chassis for 360-degree support, a compression-molded foam footbed, and a cored-out rubber outsole to keep things lightweight. All this adds up to a bouncy step that doesn't feel bulky to walk on. They've even been tested in a multitude of interval training workouts—from weight lifting to jumping rope and more—and the silhouette has remained sharp enough for any office.
Women's Cole Haan ZEROGRAND All-Day Trainer
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Buy it, $150 (available in four colorways) There's also a men's version available in six colorways.
There is also a slip-on, sock-boot silhouette, which incorporates the same performance features, but ups the trend quotient.
Women's ZEROGRAND All-Day Slip-On
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This story was originally published on TravelandLeisure.com by Richelle Szypulski.