Crafted of luxurious navy leather, this polished Common Projects sneaker is our latest collaboration for BNY Sole Series, our collection of exclusive shoes developed by the Barneys team and some of the best shoe brands out there. “The upper of this new, exclusive sneaker is hand-burnished as a follow-up to our exclusive Achilles from last season,” notes Chris Pepe, Senior Men’s Footwear buyer. By utilizing the artisanal hand-burnishing technique, each sneaker is guaranteed to be unique, and on the back of each pair is the brand’s signature gold stamping. The debossed metallic numbers represent the size, style, and—for this release—the limited-edition color-way.
“Working with Common Projects is always a fun challenge,” Pepe continues, “We want to keep the brand’s overall clean and understated aesthetic, while at the same time putting a Barneys New York spin on the design.” All of the brand’s pairs are manufactured in Italy using high-quality materials, and the same was done for this limited-edition pair. Considering Common Projects’ cult-like following, the footwear team hopes to appeal to that same customer base with the artisanal navy drop.