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The Official Common Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by InHocSignio, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. dan138zig

    dan138zig Well-Known Member

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    why don't you try the best of both worlds that is the white mesh? look pretty slick to me.

    @Qudi

    I can't wait for them to arrive. I believe the online pics don't do a justice and they'll look and feel more awesome in hands.
     
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  3. dan138zig

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    they just arrived and they're exactly like in these pics, really: http://www.novoidplus.com/shop/common-projects-achilles-mesh-low-black-p-6540.html?language=en

    nothing particularly noteworthy, just a pair of nice summer/casual shoes. it's a matter of preference but I replaced the laces with white ones and they look much more interesting. out of the box they're rather boring tbh.
     
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    Just scored black Achilles mids from Oki-Ni for ~$260 shipped!
     
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  5. dan138zig

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    how come? I thought oki-ni doesn't reduce vat?
     
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    Maybe they don't, but I heard all you have to do is email them and ask. Otherwise, still ~$328 shipped, which is still pretty good.
     
  7. Distorbiant

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    They do. You have to request it, or have an account and have them add it.
     
  8. InHocSignio

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    I too copped these and they've become a favorite already. Really appreciate the muted black suede. I'm not sure what the mesh fabric is doing though, it feels like there's more circulation, but I'm not sure that ain't placebo effect..
     
  9. dan138zig

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    thanks guys.

    by the way, anyone knows if the mid blacks run a bit larger than the achilles suede lows? I wear 43 in my vintage and mesh and I wonder if I can fit into mid blacks 42.
     
  10. OccultaVexillum

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    For what it's worth I'm the same size (44) in all my CPs, but they are all padded variety (achilles low, mid, bball hi)
     
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    Selling new blue perforated lows in EU44, if anyone here wants them I'll give a good deal, otherwise I'm gonna post them on b&s in a couple of days. They haven't arrived yet.
     
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  12. dan138zig

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    How much room are on your heels when you're standing? With this achilles mesh I recently bought I can slip my index finger easily and my thumb with a bit of force. I can also feel my heels slipping a bit when I walk. Maybe because they're new so the soles are still stiff? This doesn't happen with my old vintage achilles. I usually wear 10 us and I wonder if I should size down to 42 in my next cp purchase.
     
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  13. dan138zig

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    Sorry accidental post
     
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  14. OccultaVexillum

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    I'm a 12 in Nike and most other shoes (occasionally 11.5) but I take a 44 in CPs. So a full size down seems to work.
     
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    I think this is the case of different-model-different-sizing. 43 vintage achilles fits me well but 43 achilles mesh fits slightly larger. Probably because there's less padding.
     
  16. Bertdinner2

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    Does anyone know if the grey Achilles low leather is on sale anywhere? Like the light grey that almost looks white....thanks in advance
     
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    anecdotal, but thought id share. my first pair, blk achilles low took a while to wear in. from DS they werent great on the heels, and there was some slippage. second i got a vintage achiiles low from around these parts, and they were either DS or worn a couple times, but they were fine from day 1, no heel slippage no nothing. third pair, white achilles low DS were the same pain in the ass as my first pair, still being broken in actually.

    should not 43 is a better length for me, but i wear a 44 in all my achilles low because of the width
     
  18. dan138zig

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    Yeah, it's no big deal actually. Tighter lacing and/or thicker socks took care of the slipping. Still I wonder if I should go 42 with my next pair..
     
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  19. dan138zig

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    starting to warm up with these babies
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    Anybody tried switching out the woven laces for leather laces? Any pics?
     

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