Alongside the resurgence of suede and the reappearance of the Cuban-collar shirt, one of the most familiar sights over the past few years has been the unmistakable all-white outline of the Common Projects Achilles Low Sneaker. Much like the suede jacket and the classic open-collar, the stripped-back sneaker has become so popular – courtesy of its exquisite design and extreme comfort – that everyone now owns a pair. However, this week’s latest arrivals shows that there is in fact more to the contemporary sneaker brand than just the iconic White Achilles Low.


A new season brings with it exclusive new silhouettes – like the Common Projects Black Track Sneaker, the White / Silver Bball Low Retro and our favourite, the Common Projects Summer Edition Achilles Low Sneaker. Available in sky blue, grey and navy, the new Summer Edition Sneakers break the tried-and-tested, all-white colour scheme to introduce a 1990's-inspired pastel colour hue. Sleek, minimal, and made with high-quality materials, the Summer Edition has one-upped the classic Achilles with the introduction of butter-soft suede uppers and perforated panelling for added breathability and comfort.


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Of course, the Common Projects Chelsea Boot will remain a key figure in your rotation, but the Summer Edition Sneaker is the perfect transitional shoe to take you from the start of spring through to the height of summer. The pastel colourways ensure the sneakers can be worn in a number of ways. Firstly, as a pop of colour to an all-black outfit, a complement to a cropped jean or a lightweight navy chino. Alternatively, the sneakers can be worn to contrast against a tailored trouser, particularly in variations of grey and beige, to add a hint of colour that is both minimal and individual.

Before you decide on your next pair of Common Projects sneakers, be sure to check out our Common Projects Sizing Guide to ensure you find the perfect fit for you.

Shop the entire Common Projects Spring/Summer 2017 collection at OPUMO.

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