Forget those white-stitched mules of the past. Cole Haan has scrapped its stuffy ways and is heading in a refreshing new brand direction this fall. In addition to relaunching with stylish updates on classic shapes (like the NYC-inspired Chelsea pump), the line is giving even more love to New Yorkers today.

An exclusive capsule collection--designed with the help of Opening Ceremony’s Olivia Kim and creative consultant Jen Brill--will be available only at Opening Ceremony and the Cole Haan Soho location. The retro-fab styles on deck? A downtown desert bootie ($548), T-strap sandal ($528) and ankle-strap pump ($528)--all in eye-popping jewel tones and all with an on-trend chunky heel.

Not only can you still wear the open-toe styles into fall (since the colorful suede is best paired with dark opaque tights), but you can also actually run around the city in them (thanks to the plush Nike-designed soles Cole Haan is known for). Consider our desperate hunt for wearable heels officially over.

Cole Haan, 128 Prince St. (at Wooster St.); 212-219-8240 or

Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard St. (between Broadway and Crosby St.); 212-219-2688 or