There’s a good chance you have a number of different sneakers on rotation in your wardrobe. They probably range from detailed and sportier styles to the more refined and minimalist ones. When it comes to simple, sleek and high quality sneakers, no one does it better than New York based footwear brand Common Projects. They’re at the top of their game with clean designs and their new SS16 collection is no different.
The brand’s Tournament style makes a return in the new season range with a subtle but impactful re-design. The biggest change to the shoe can be seen in the sole unit; where traditionally the sneaker features a white rubber sole, Common Projects have re-imagined Tournament with an icy translucent blue rubber. It perfectly complements the polished leather uppers, making them appear more modern and different while still retaining the simplicity which the brand is known for.
The new season Common Projects Tournament comes in black or white leather in both low and high styles. As usual they also feature the signature Common Projects gold stamped style and size code on the heel. Each combination will go well with a variety of looks and can be easily dressed up or down depending on what you feel like.
Common Projects is the brainchild of American based art director, Prathan Poopat and Italian creative consultant Flavio Girolami. The two came together in 2004 to design luxury minimal sneakers using high quality materials and made with high construction standards. Since the brand’s inception they’ve expanded from a small range of men’s sneakers to also including leather backpacks, brogues and a women’s range as well. According to the two, shoes make an outfit, and the re-designed Common Projects Tournament will certainly complete the look of whatever they’re worn with.