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Common Projects x Mr. Porter Achilles low

February 23, 2016

This piece of footwear and my borderline obsession with them needs little to no introduction. The white Achilles from Common Projects has undoubtedly become a modern classic over the last 12 years. I’m now on my fourth pair, having bought my first nine years ago. They’re still knocking around but are pretty much destroyed, as are the other pairs…

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So the need for a fresh pair led me to these. At a glance they’re just another pair of white Achilles, but on closer inspection they’re subtly different – the gold numbers replaced with black and the shoe’s interior also following suit. They’re from Mr. Porter’s capsule collection to celebrate their fifth anniversary and I like the fact they’re different but still pretty much exactly the same.

Construction is exactly as to be expected – beautiful supple leather outside and in, and a build quality that’s second to none. The Margom sole still works better on these than any other trainer using it, and for me they’re still the absolute best minimalist trainer out there.

For more information or to buy online, go to the website here: Mr. Porter.

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