The Men’s Common Projects Sneakers Buying Guide
Common Projects sneakers specialize in creating men's footwear that have a sleek and minimalist style. The label's range of kicks includes high-tops, slip-ons and low-top sneakers available in leather and suede. Using a varied color palette from brick red to jet black, sneakers like the Common Projects Achilles have gained a cult status over the years. Expect to see every pair stamped with the signature gold numbering at the heel.
Common Projects sneakers are defined by their clean-lined look, premium craftsmanship and high-quality materials. The New York-based label’s cult-favorite Achilles tennis sneakers are said to have kickstarted the luxury sneaker market and Common Projects continues to stay true to its minimalist roots today with a wide range of pared-back styles. Read on for our Common Projects men’s sneakers buying guide, which will help you decide on the style and size that works for you best.
The Most Wanted Common Projects Sneakers
Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers
Launched in 2004, Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers have stood the test of time. Designed to work well with both tailoring and casual outfits alike, these lace-up tennis sneakers are expertly crafted from leather or suede and come stamped with a gold serial number. They are available in both low-top and high-top silhouettes, and come in a variety of colorways.
Common Projects Resort Classic Sneakers
Taking a fresh approach to the brand’s classic BBall style, these Resort Classic Sneakers feature grid stitching and perforated toe boxes yet still feel classic and sleek. Made in Italy, each leather-lined pair sits on durable rubber soles and comes with the signature gold serial numbers that make it instantly recognizable as Common Projects. Expect everything from suede-trimmed to two-toned and shearling-lined iterations.
Common Projects BBall Sneakers
Inspired by classic basketball styles, Common Projects BBall Sneakers are subtly detailed with perforations at the vamp. Set on rubber soles for traction, these lace-ups keep all detail to a minimum except the signature gold serial number stamped at the heel. Expect styles made from suede or leather, or offset by a contrast-colored lining or sole.
The Common Projects Sneakers Sizing Guide
Not sure what size you are in Common Projects sneakers? The brand uses European sizing, and you will be able to find your corresponding men’s size in UK and US sizing in the below chart.
For example, if you typically wear a men’s UK 9 or a US 10, you should buy your Common Projects sneakers in a size 43.
How To Care For Your Common Projects Sneakers
Most Common Projects sneakers are made with suede or leather uppers, and we would advise cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Spot cleaning with a specialist leather or suede cleaner will also work to remove more stubborn stains.
Suede sneakers can also be maintained with a suede protector spray, which works to protect against marks and create a barrier that repels water.
The brand’s sneakers should not be put in the washing machine or tumble dryer, as the repeated spinning can damage the uppers and sole.
- Are Common Projects sneakers comfortable?
The brand’s sneakers are minimally designed and, best of all, incredibly comfortable. Made from supple, premium materials, Common Projects’ low-top and high-top styles are lined in soft leather and have cushioning rubber soles. The lace-up fastening on some sneakers make it easier to adjust for a secure yet flexible fit.
- How do Common Projects sneakers fit?
The brand’s sneakers tend to fit large to size, and we would recommend taking a size down. As they are only available in full sizes, you should go down to the nearest whole size if you take a half size.