Footwear

Common Projects – Achilles Low Trainer

19th February 2015
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When it comes to manufacturing leather footwear the Italian’s really are the creme de la creme. Whether it be loafers, brogues, boots, monk-straps or just your basic trainer, the Azzurri really do know their Goodyear Welt from their Blake Stitch.

However, good shoes come at a good price, and these Achilles Low Trainers from Italian Footwear Forza, Common Projects are certainly for those with deep pockets.

A signature piece amongst their footwear range, the Achilles Low is a classic tennis shoe made from luxury Italian leather with a sewn in rubber sole, full nappa calf leather lining, and padded ankle support. There’ll be no blistered feet wearing these bad boys in!

The Achilles is undeniably a lovely shoe, but not something I could see myself purchasing. Why?

Well for one I just don’t look after my footwear well enough to warrant shelling out just shy of £300 a pair. I’d be far too scared to wear them for fear of blemishing that lushous leather. This leads me onto my next point, which is that I believe tennis shoes are there to be worn, look worn, and look all the better for it. This might sound a bit strange to some, but for me the Achilles is almost too perfect. It’s a trainer you might imagine Patrick Bateman wearing in American Psycho; clinical, handsome, beautifully put together … yet rather soulless.

But listen, what do I know. Form your own opinion over at Trunk Clothiers

Common Projects Achilles Low Trainer

Common Projects Achilles Low Trainer

Common Projects Achilles Low Trainer

Common Projects Achilles Low Trainer

Common Projects Achilles Low Trainer

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