Common Projects is an American-Italian luxury footwear company. The company was founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat, an American-based art director, and Flavio Girolami, an Italian creative consultant. The shoes are hand-stitched in Italy, and often use Italian Nappa leather. The company name came about as Poopat and Girolami were working on a number of 'common' projects together, the original 'Achilles' shoe included, while living in separate countries. All of their shoes feature a line of numbers along the heel, displaying the style, the size and color, respectively.