cheap alternative to Common Projects?

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  1. Desi

    Desi Senior member

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    That reminds me, there are the "New Editions" that are planned to be released later this year.
     


  2. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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  3. MiniW

    MiniW Senior member

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    these are some nice looking kicks, too bad they are only slightly cheaper than CP's (considering you can usually get CP's for a discounted price if you are patient)
     


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    Dope Nixon Well-Known Member

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    Veja x French Trotters or some of the Veja Indigenos series...pretty clean lines + eco friendly and worker friendly shoes. I purchased a camel suede indigenos mid-top from Hickorees when it was on sale for ~$100 shipped
     


  6. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    does anyone know anything more about the New Editions (by Common Projects)? as in, their pricepoint or when they'll be released?

    at first i didn't like the NEs that much, but they've sort of grown on me, esp since i've been looking for a cheap, truly minimalist cotton shoe.

    i think <$100 would be about right for the NEs, considering that the sole seems glued to the upper
     


  7. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    I can't get behind $150 for a canvas shoe shoe with a glued sole. I'm sure the quality/construction far exceeds converse/vans/keds, but at that price a cupsole or a leather upper would be nice.

    I'm really not feeling the silhouette of the Asos Black hi-tops posted.

    I'm a fan of these Supras. Most of their offerings are quite tacky but every now and then they have a sneaker I'd wear.
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  8. nadav

    nadav Senior member

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    Anyone know of a black sneaker with gum sole, like the perforated achilles?
     


  9. marg

    marg Senior member

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    vans california line has some winners every now and again
     


  10. singh02

    singh02 Well-Known Member

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    Look at the converse website. They usally do similar models.
     


  11. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Keds royal pro:

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    Great responses so far! When I have time, I'll put them together in the first post. Would be great to get quality feedback on the swedish versions.
     


  12. Harbin

    Harbin Senior member

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    These are really close to the summer achilles
     


  13. ac_slater

    ac_slater Senior member

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    Only problem with vans is the whole structure of the shoe is different. Yeah the colorway is on point but the toe and lacing is all off.
     
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  14. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    some vans & 'vans california' are OK, esp when the cost is factored in, but like all cheap shoes they are branded all-over in an obnoxious way and most are over-designed as a means of distracting or compensating for the poor materials & construction
     


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    Harbin Senior member

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    Does anyone know what factory makes the cp soles? A lot of brands use them ( cp, raf, svensson)
     


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