For me, the more worn out and beaten the shoe, the better it is. I was talking to a friend recently who mentioned that her “shoe guy” always polishes them up, taking the days, months and years of grit away – where does all your hard work go?
An easy solution is Common Projects’ Fall/Winter 2010 Oxford ($570 US), complete with that rough-around-the-edges look that can be quite time consuming to achieve. But it isn’t all aesthetics. Common Projects has always made a good shoe, complete with quality leather and heavy duty wooden heels – even their black leather high tops deserve heavy rotation. With the ubiquity of an oxford shoe, it was about time someone gave it the update it deserves. I’d run around in the mud with these shoes on. And frankly, that’s okay.
photos by Common Projects