Common Projects

Common Projects is an American luxury footwear company.

Common Projects
Founded2004; 19 years ago (2004)
FounderPrathan Poopat, Flavio Girolami


The company was founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat, an American-based art director, and Flavio Girolami, an Italian creative consultant.[1][2][3][4] The shoes are hand-stitched in Italy, and often use Italian Nappa leather.[5][6]

The company name came about as Poopat and Girolami were working on a number of 'common' projects together, the original 'Achilles' shoe included, while living in separate countries.[7] All of their shoes feature a line of numbers along the heel, displaying the style, the size and color, respectively.[7] In the brand’s early years, these numbers could be rubbed off, but, now, they are branded in gold foil.[8]

Awards and honorsEdit

Common Projects have been awarded "Sneaker of the Week" twice by GQ magazine.[9][10]


  1. ^ Ortved, John (13 December 2013). "Fashion Sneakers: The Runaway Hit". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  2. ^ "Common Ground: A Conversation With Prathan Poopat And Flavio Girolami". The Line. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  3. ^ Johnson, Noah (2014-07-31). "Common Projects Makes More New Classics for Fall '14". Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  4. ^ Schneier, Matthew (25 June 2014). "At Men's Fashion Weeks, White Sneakers Appear On and Off the Runways". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  5. ^ Xu, Bifen (2 October 2009). ""Asked and Answered | Common Projects"". T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  6. ^ "Common Projects - The Perfect Sneaker". Sneaker Freaker. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  7. ^ a b Breslin, Yale (2012-11-19). "Common Projects: Form & Function". Life+Times. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  8. ^ "Common Projects: What to Know About the Footwear Brand". Highsnobiety. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  9. ^ DeLeon, Jian (2014-02-14). "Sneaker of the Week: Common Projects B-Ball Low: The GQ Eye". GQ. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  10. ^ Coats, Brian (2011-06-13). "Sneaker of the Week: Common Projects: The GQ Eye". GQ. Retrieved 2014-09-05.

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