Breaking in a new pair of Oxfords can be a blistering, even bloody routine. That's not an issue, however, with this next-generation model from Cole Haan.
The shoemaker's new 2.Zerøgrand collection bears some hallmarks of the dress shoe staple, like closed lacing and luxe leather. But the leather has been perforated for breathability, and energy and full-rubber outsoles have been added for the comfort and function of a running shoe.
They're probably a bit casual for a three-piece, but none of the available colorways would look too down-at-the-heels in an office setting.
Men's variations of the 2.Zerøgrand are available on the Cole Haan website, where they go for $300 to $320.