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As Footwear Gets More Casual, Cole Haan Adapts With New Materials and Styles

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Changing consumer expectations are driving new trends in retail. Managing Partner Matt Katz shared his thoughts in “As Footwear Gets More Casual, Cole Haan Adapts With New Materials and Styles” in Modern Retail. He looks at the emerging trends in footwear amid Cole Haans’ release of lines with casual styles and sustainable materials.

The pandemic has influenced the way people dress. Matt explains how increasingly casual dress codes are shaping trends in retail. “My earliest recollections [of the trend] was sporting events pundits wearing sneakers with suits. It used to be kind of awkward but now, it’s an accepted practice, it’s actually a high fashion play.” 

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Matt Katz

Matt Katz serves as a Managing Partner and heads the Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods and Private Equity practices at SSA & Company


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