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Perforated washed Italian Nappa leather Achilles mid top sneakers. Eight eyelets. Smooth leather trim on front and back. Side gold model number graphic print. Interior lined in leather with padded insole. Rubber sole with traction.
Brand: Common Projects
Material: Washed Italian Nappa Leather Upper, Rubber Sole
Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami cofounded Common Projects primarily to meet their own needs for well-designed sneakers. Selfish? Maybe a little, but also visionary. When the duo started making shoes in 2004, few companies were producing sneakers that fulfilled their aesthetic requirements: minimalist design, subtle colors, and top-quality construction. With the introduction of the Common Projects Achilles sneaker, Poopat and Girolami soon realized they were onto something big — especially when their fan base expanded to include the likes of fashion-forward celebrities Kanye West and Jay-Z. The Common Projects line still features the Achilles as well as boots, high heels, and the Rec shoe — a sneaker/chukka hybrid. Every Common Projects shoe is made in Italy and features a stitched, Vulcanized rubber sole for maximum durability. Though footwear remains Common Projects’ core business, in recent years the label has begun producing handbag and accessories and also collaborated with Moscot on a line of sunglasses.