Seven Common Projects Alternatives Every Man Needs to Know

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Clean white sneakers from Common Projects have become a staple in the fashion community thanks to the quality construction and the iconic nature of the product. But if you don't mind having something less recognizable, you can skip the gold serial number and save some serious cash with one of these equally handsome alternatives:

Axel Arigato White Clean 90 Sneaker, $163 USD

This Swedish footwear brand has become a recent favorite. And though they offer a wide array of different styles ranging from classic to sartorially adventurous, they make a superb white sneaker handmade from smooth leather with a matching rubber cup-sole and a cushioned footbed for superior arch support and comfort.

Oliver Cabell Low 1, $198 USD

Oliver Cabell has been a major player in the minimalistic footwear category for a few years now, providing all kinds of stylish sneaks with completely transparent pricing. The result? Italian-made pieces with all the style and none of the markup.

Nike Air Force 1, $90 USD

The textured leather and logo detailing might not make the Nike Air Force 1 as clean as a pair of Common Projects but that shouldn't shy you away from the look if you're hunting for a pair of all-white-everything sneakers. And at under $100 USD, it's a total steal.

Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship 3.0, $110 USD

From one of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, the Lawnship 3.0 is based on a classic tennis shoe design and features leather construction and an Ortholite insole that delivers an impressive amount of comfort and cushioning.

GREATS Royale Blanco, $179 USD

GREATS has you covered with all types of footwear, from sneakers to slippers. But their best seller – and their first release, ever – is the Royale Blanco. Handcrafted from Italian leather with responsible and sustainable practices in mind, it's outfitted with 100% waxed-cotton laces along with a breathable soft leather footbed that'll never "swamp up" on you when going sockless.

SeaVees Legend Sneaker, $75 USD

This design from SeaVees, first introduced in 1964, is far from a Common Projects-inspired design but delivers a similar spirit through its cotton canvas design and minimalist vibe. It's also the most affordable answer on our list if you're operating on a tight budget.

Clae Bradley Sneaker, $150 USD

Handcrafted in Italy from genuine leather, this option from Clae, the respected California footwear brand founded in 2001, is one of your finest moves. And it won't break the bank, either.