These Common Projects Original Vintage High sneakers have an incredibly ambiguous, yet simple name that's more or less a pretty good metaphor for Common Projects themselves. The label's Achilles style is what put them on the map in the first place, while they've sustained popularity by finding new ways to serve up clean lines, never once succumbing to the pressures of the technical footwear movement. In my head I picture the staff at CP hanging up "FUCK NIKE" posters around the office and using a picture of MJ's shiny domepiece as a dartboard.