Launched in the mid-2000s by Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami, Common Projects has quickly earned cult status, thanks to the brand’s clean, minimalist aesthetic, emphasis on low-batch, high-quality manufacture, and the cryptic numbering system stamped on the back quarters of their shoes. The Achilles, an unassuming yet luxurious low-top, was the first model the company’s co-founders designed, but this version aptly fits the designation of “Normcore” fashion identified in 2014.