It’s a brand that needs no introduction. Especially as you’re reading this, we suspect you’re already enamoured with the minimal styling of Common Projects. You're not alone, as the brand's popularity continues to grow with every new season.



SS16 is no different. As a new season brings with it exclusive new silhouettes – like the Three Strap Sneaker. Common Projects update the Achilles Low Sneaker by replacing the traditional lace-up closure with three Velcro straps – all crafted from the brand’s exclusive premium leather. The new Velcro iteration presents an air of nostalgia through replicating your favourite childhood sneaker; which would almost certainly be defined by a traditional Velcro-strap closure. However, in the same instance, the classic Velcro-closure is reimagined to reflect the clean, minimal edge of the pioneering sneaker brand.

The epitome of casual luxury, the Three Strap Sneaker is available online at OPUMO in a monochrome colour palette; one all-white rendition and one all-black iteration. The tonal colourways allow the delicate details of the sneaker to take focus – most noticeably the beautifully crafted leather straps and sole, alongside the signature gold stamp branding to the side of the heel.



The Velcro fastening not only provides extra comfort and support, but it also contributes to the aesthetic of a sneaker that can be interpreted into any outfit. As we creep into summer, a tailored chino short, like the Gant Rugger Light Sand Short will be the perfect accompaniment to the Achilles Three Strap. For a more sophisticated style, pair up with a Black Wood Wood Crop Trouser, Wood Wood White Basic Tee or the Folk Sand Pop Stud Shirt. Layer with the Wood Wood Vali Jacket or the YMC 3/4 Length Coat to complete the neutral-toned take on Spring Layering.

Before you deliberate your favourite pair of Common Projects, be sure to check out our Common Projects Sizing Guide to ensure you purchase the perfect pair.

Shop the Three Strap Sneaker alongside the rest of the Common Projects SS16 collection online at OPUMO.

Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to men’s trainers.