Originally Posted by Roygbivuxg
Just looking at webshop pics, construction on the premium achilles seems to be a mixed bag. The border runner around the base of the upper is nice and thin on some of them while others have a rather large (and ugly) and somewhat uneven one. I'm kinda surprised this wasn't a part of CP's quality control
thick border: http://www.ssense.com/men/product/common_projects/premium_achilles_sneakers/40922
(that heel area construction is
for what you pay for)
edit: that being said, the design is definitely growing on me but with the border variation, I probably won't be ordering any of these...
The border is actually way thicker at the toe on the navy pair at Colette
I thought at first it might look different on different sizes but the whites on SSense and the navy on Colette are both size 40 and look way different
Sorta confused about the difference but I don't particularly find one or the other offensive
Actually I think the one on Colette is the way its supposed to be because its even all the way around...
Looks like a pretty traditional toe seam for a sneaker. SSense's is more sloped. Other pictures show thicker at the front, thinner in the middle. Need Supply's tan pair is has a totally crooked toe seam
"desirable aspects of handmade sneakers" lol
Who knows, but that crooked back seam is pretty embarassing, though not something you'd notice while wearing, but they are still $400 sneakers :shrug:
I honestly think I would be able to live with it if I was going to buy them
Here is a good picture though for the "hurr durr they look chunky" crowd