The contemporary classic that is the Original Achilles Low by luxury footwear company Common Projects has become a seasonal staple for any fashion aficionado. A masterclass in minimal design, the shoes are constructed from a dyed Nappa leather sourced from Italy. The style number / EU size / colour code branding adds to the enigmatic appeal of the brand that has garnered it a cult following.
The simple yet elegant design not only makes pairing it with any summer outfit easy, but will elevate any fit discretely enough to make the right impression to the right people. The universality of the look means you can rock them with a multitude of looks like the the summer chino uniform, shorts or a pastel suit. Even your favourite Zanerobes wouldn’t go amiss paired with this summer classic. It’s more of a surprise not to catch a glimpse of the iconic silhouette in streetstyle shots from the world’s premiere fashion events like Florence’s Pitti Uomo.
If you’d like to get into the minds of the creatives behind this ubiquitous brand, check out the piece on them by The New York Times.