Believe it or not, Common Projects is the result of a chance encounter. Creators Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat credit fate as the catalyst for the label, after crossing paths on the downtown New York sneaker scene. Inspired by their favourite trainers and on a mission to bridge the gap between high end and sporty silhouettes, Common Projects was born in 2004. From the Achilles to the Original, their sneakers are expertly crafted in Italy and instantly recognisable by the signature gold stamped serial number on the heel. Common Projects: championing being in the right place at the right time since ‘04.