The Pinch Weekender is a modern take on Cole Haan's iconic penny loafer silhouette, a staple of the brand for decades. First popularized on Ivy League campuses in the 1950s, the Pinch defines both American style and Cole Haan craftsmanship. The Pinch name is derived from the manner in which a cobbler pinches the leather as it’s sewn together. While the Pinch Weekender preserves this timeless profile, it also features new materials and colors and introduces the crustacean logo, a nod to Cole Haan’s rich New England history rooted in Yarmouth, Maine. Grand.OS, an operating system for the feet, delivers increased cushioning throughout the entire footbed, while a sneaker-like sole and wearable materials combine to make it the single most indispensable weekend shoe. Leather upper. Textile lined. Full vulcanized rubber outsole.