Like with Common Projects shoes, we aren’t offering the Arena online. Check our full collection of men’s Balenciaga sneakers in these select Nordstrom stores:
We sell footwear by Common Projects in-store only–Common Projects being the casually luxurious Italian-made shoes which allow you to do the most (stunt) and the least (showcase minimal design) at the same dang time.
We just expanded our selection and are pretty fired up about it.
With just a few more days left of our famous Anniversary Sale–the annual event where fall styles become available at steeply discounted prices before we bring them back up to normal–here is some shopping inspiration in the categories of shoes & accessories.
All items below are hot (meaning cool). Their Anniversary Sale prices are listed next to their normal prices.
Anniversary Sale will be finished and prices will go up Aug. 3.
Shop: men’s Anniversary Sale
You are looking at one of the hottest sneakers on the planet. Meet the Y-3 Qasa High, imported from Japan, now available at Nordstrom.
How do we love it? Let us count the ways.
Perhaps you are shopping for comfy, statement-y footwear for summer. Have you noticed our whole collection of Pumas is white hot flames? It’s true. Check it out. You will find nary a weak sneaker.
Right now we’re especially psyched on the R698 running shoe and the slightly taller, adidas Tubular-esque Blaze of Glory.
Check out two of each model in the images above and below. The first three are collaborations with esteemed streetwear brands Brooklyn We Go Hard and Alife.
The always-irreverent Four Pins menswear blog has published an essay about the all-time classic adidas Samba sneaker that will (probably) absorb you, educate you and make you feel feelings. For us, we appreciated how writer Sam Diss put the Samba into English context for an American audience. We were outraged that he thought all Jordans looked the same. And we’re still LOLing IRL about his description of British men’s attitudes toward dancing:
“…anything further than a barely rhythmic shuffling of the shoulders under duress is deemed highly suspect.”
The image above shows the new adidas Samba MC–which stands for modern classic–a great-looking canvas sneaker, perfect for spring/summer.
When it comes to summer shoes, have you thought about going the patterned route? It’s kind of like wearing a loud shirt on your feet. Definitely a fun way to reconsider your outfit. Recommended for resisting anonymity.
These adidas Fluxes are very hot and a good place to start.
Dig a little deeper through our offerings, though, and you’ll find smaller, high-quality brands that your friends might not be up on–until you lace the function with conversation-starting footwear: California-based Thorocraft is worth checking out; so is Filling Pieces, out of Amsterdam.
Shop: adidas Stan Smith Vulc
There’s an argument to be made that classics ought never be tampered with. But sometimes that argument does not hold. Check these two cases in point.
Below, another take by legendary streetwear designer Nigo, starring a vintage-toned sole and velcro straps. 1970s-esque.
What to wear for spring? How to rock spring shoes? In this series we look at five spring shoes and show you two ways to wear each, with guidance from our Men’s Styling Manager Danny Mankin. Because life is better with options.
“Wingtip oxfords are typically perfect for the workplace–and this pair of shoes is, too. But with the canvas construction, things are already a little less dressy. Recognizing that, you can follow suit and combine a blazer and trousers with a polo instead of a button-down. Or go for a weekend casual look with the vintage-wash jeans and the t-shirt.”
What to wear for spring? How to rock spring shoes? In this series we’ll look at five spring shoes and show you two ways to wear each, with guidance from our Men’s Styling Manager Danny Mankin. Because life is better with options.
Image by Brad Strain
“With a clean white sneaker like this, you can verge into formal territory by dressing down a navy suit with a t-shirt. In this situation the t-shirt and the shoes are coordinating with each other, giving a casual balance to the dressy suit. White sneakers are also like a blank canvas you can go wild with, so busy patterns and high-contrast work perfectly; you don’t have to worry about being ‘too cray.’”