Common Projects

New York based Common Projects combines utilitarian design with Italian quality and construction, resulting in a sleek, clean-lined aesthetic. Common projects was founded by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami in 2004 after searching for a pair of premium casual shoes that would feel luxurious to wear without sacrificing any style or timeless appeal. Arguably the most well-known element of Common Projects’ shoes, as well as their only true form of external branding, is the series of 10 numbers found on the outside heel of each toe. The first four digits indicate the article number of the specific shoe; the next two indicate the shoe’s European size; and the final four indicate that model’s specific color.