Cole Haan Landsman Review

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Cole Haan has been bringing the world great quality footwear and accessories for both men and women since 1928. Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan started their company with the ideology that they were going to make "good goods and nothing but good goods" and that is just what they did, and are still doing today. The Cole Haan Landsman boots are just one more in their long line of great products that customers have come to love. The comfortable feel and great quality keep customers happy so they will keep coming back. These boots look great and have a classic style that can be worn with many different outfits for a plethora of different occasions. Whether you are looking for a pair of casual boots to wear into the office or something to wear while out running errands these are going to look great. These may not be the cheapest boots on the market but they are worth the little bit of extra money you will pay for them. Many customers stated that they would happily recommend these boots to their friends and family.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Decent comfort level
  • Short stacked heel
  • Double goring sides
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Flexible and supportive
  • Great looking style
  • Classic design
  • High price tag
  • No underfoot cushioning


The uppers of the Cole Haan Landsman booties are made primarily of leather to ensure you get a comfortable and flexible feel when you are wearing them. They come equipped with goring on both sides and a tab on the back to make them easier to get on and take off. The goring is essentially an elastic material that connects the leather sides of the boots to give them a little bit of stretch to help you get your boots on and off without having to struggle too much.

They are lined in a soft fabric on the inside of the boot to give you a softer feel to help prevent chafing and blisters which can be the cause of some major discomfort. These boots are designed to ensure your feet stay cozy and comfy all day long.


There is a comfortable padded sock lining that sits on top of the sole of the Cole Haan Landsman booties to help give you a little bit of extra cushioning. Other than this sock lining there is not really any other padding or cushioning built into these so they do not give you the most comfortable underfoot experience right out of the box but what they have is not terrible. Because of the lack of cushioning some customers might want to consider purchasing an additional gel insert for some additional underfoot comfort. This is not really something that is needed to wear them but it will definitely make your wearing experience better. Additionally, since the sole and lining are lacking major padding and cushioning there is not a whole lot of arch support so customers might also want to think about purchasing a shoe liner to give them that extra support they need.


The Cole Haan Landsman boots feature an all rubber outsole with a mini stacked heel to help ensure these boots are not going to suffer from durability issues too quickly. The rubber sole helps give you a decent grip which is nice because it will help keep you on your feet while you are out and about. You do not want to have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you while you are on the go causing you to fall and potentially injure yourself. The sole is going to give you a decent amount of protection and traction, but you should not treat these as trail or hiking boots, as they will not give you what you need for such ventures. They are a casual boot and as such be kept out of the woods and other similar terrains.

The stacked heel, measuring in at about 1.25 inches, is great because it is made with numerous layers of rubber stacked on top of each other to create the short little heel. This is going to help drastically increase the durability of these boots. Most people, when they are walking, wear out the heels of their shoes or boots first. Since there is so much extra durable rubber located under the heel it will take significantly longer to wear down than if they did not have this additional heel.


Customers seem to be pleased with the look and the style of the Cole Haan Landsman boots. Reviewers can appreciate the classic feel and design of them. They have a short stacked heel which gives it the appearance of multiple layers of materials stacked on top of each other to create the short heel. Measuring in at around one an a quarter inches, some customers stated the heel was a little shorter than they usually wear but it was barely noticeable and they loved the way they looked regardless of how tall they were.

The boots are only available in two colors, olive suede (brown) or black leather. Customers are happy with the basic colors they have to choose from when purchasing these boots, there are no complaints about wanting to see other color options. The goring on both sides of the boots as well as the pull tab are the same color as the rest of the boot so it all blends together and does not stick out. Overall, customers have happy with how these boots look on


When it comes to purchasing a nice pair of casual boots you are going to want to make sure that you are going to get a pair that is going to last and will not suffer from premature wear and tear. It can be extremely frustrating to spend your hard earned money on a pair of boots you think are going to last only to find out that they are going to fall apart on you after only one or two wears. That is not something that you are going to have to worry about with the Cole Haan Landsman boots. These boots are not the cheapest on the market but they seem to be worth the extra money. One customer commented that she had a pair that lasted a couple of years before they needed to be replaced. The good quality materials and excellent construction can ensure that these are going to last quite a while.


It is essential for a comfortable wearing experience to ensure that you get the correct size boots. You are going to want the Cole Haan Landsman booties to fit your feet snugly and securely, but you want to make sure that they are not too tight that they are painful and uncomfortable. It appears that these shoes are running true to size, however, some customers stated that they are slightly narrower than other Cole Haan shoes so that is something that you might want to keep in mind when you are shopping for these boots. One reviewer mentioned that if you are planning on wearing these in the winter with thicker socks then you might want to consider going up about a half a size to ensure you have room in them. If you are unsure of what size to wear then it is highly recommended that you take a look at the sizing chart so you can make sure you get the right fit the first try. You do not want to be disappointed when you finally receive them only to find out that they are too big or too small.


When it comes to boots or any kind of shoes, you are going to want to make sure that you get an adequate amount of support for what you are wearing them for. Since the Cole Haan Landsman booties are more of a casual pair of footwear you do not need a whole lot of extra support but these shoes will give you just what you need for normal everyday wear. They are designed to ensure your feet at locked into place and will not slide around inside the foot chamber while you are on the go. The goring on the sides helps stretch a little so you can get your feet in and out of the boots easily, but they are not too loose that your feet will slip right out of them accidentally.

Unfortunately, however, they do not offer a whole lot when it comes to arch support. The only real underfoot cushioning these offer is in the form of a padded sock liner which does not give you a whole lot of padding at all. If you need a decent amount of arch support then you might want to think about picking up an additional insole to place in these boots to give you what you need.


For the most part, customers are happy with the comfort level of the Cole Haan Landsman boots. They may not have a whole lot of underfoot cushioning but that does not appear to be a deal breaker, although that is easily fixed with the addition of an insole. The soft leather upper is lined with a soft fabric to help prevent chafing and blisters and to give you a comfortable feeling inside of the boots. As mentioned above, it is important to your comfort level to ensure that you get the correct size when purchasing these boots so that is something that you might want to keep in mind.


When it comes to shoes you are going to want to make sure that you have something that is going to offer you a decent amount of ventilation. You need an adequate amount of airflow to help keep your feet cool and dry while you are out and about. You do not want to feel like your feet are suffocating and overheating inside of your boots. Even though these are made with a leather upper they still offer a decent amount of ventilation which is much appreciated. The air can flow into the foot chamber and cool your feet down, but it will also help ensure the sweat from your feet evaporate more quickly and allows it to escape your shoes helping to keep your feet dry and healthy.


Flexibility is important when it comes to your shoes. You want to make sure that your feet have as much freedom to move around as possible while still giving you the support and protection you need from a pair of boots. The great thing about the Cole Haan Landsman booties is that they tow that line very nicely between support and flexibility. The soft leather uppers combined with the elastic goring helps give your feet the freedom to move around as naturally as possible, but you are still going to have that support that you require to keep your feet locked into place. This helps increase the overall comfort level of these shoes and customers can greatly appreciate that.

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a decent pair of casual boots that will look good with just about anything then you have come to the right place. The Cole Haan Landsman booties might be just what you are looking for. They come in either black or brown so they will look great paired with just about any outfit. The stacked heel will give you just a little bit of extra height for those who like to feel just a little bit taller. They might not be the cheapest boots on the market but they are built to last and customers stated that they fully believe they got their monies worth out of them. The biggest downfall of these boots is that they do not have a whole lot of underfoot padding but that is something that can be easily corrected with the addition of an extra insole. Overall, though, customers tend to love these boots.