You may or may not know that Cole Haan is owned by Nike. Well, not Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan themselves, since that was made illegal by the passage of the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 following the end of the Civil War. Nonetheless, the relationship between Nike and Cole Haan isn’t just a parent-child one. Cole Haan shoes now use Nike Air technology. WHAT? Yes. I actually own a pair of Cole Haan shoes and I can attest to the fact that the combo is stellar.
How does it work? There are these little bubble Nike Air thingies (that’s the technical term) inside the toe area of Cole Haan shoes, making walking in them just heavenly. The Andi Flat uses this technology. So if the shoe wasn’t cute enough on it’s own (which is a ridiculous though given their adorable point and simple gold exterior), the shoe just upped the ante with this technology.
So it’s safe to say that Dorothy needed these slippers given how much walking she did on the yellow brick road.