Common Enemy is the first performance basketball shoe brand working towards systemic change.
That's why 5% of your purchase supports legislation that improves public health, like Medicare for All and a livable minimum wage.
That's why our CEO only makes 5 times more than our median salary: our largest competitor's CEO made 771 times more last year.
That's why we build timeless products and avoid constant updates.
We intend to change the game.
We’re beginning our journey with The One— a timeless design focused on traction, support, and comfort.
We built our midsole using supercritical EVA, which offers plush strides and soft landings.
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Our TPU-interlaced engineered mesh gives unrivaled stability and comfort.
A complete design system for better performance. The One features a 360° flexible collar with twin pull tabs for ease of entry and no sacrifice of fit, an external molded heel counter for additional stabilization, an impact-protective TPU toecap, and a removable, anatomically contoured insole.
Americans face a confluence of public health crises.
The U.S. ranks near the bottom in worldwide health indicators such as life expectancy*, suicide rates*, and infant mortality rates*. Against this backdrop, a small group of corporations and wealthy citizens hold outsized influence in Congress, their wealth concentrating at historic levels while millions remain haunted by the specter of poverty. Three Americans recently owned as much wealth as the bottom half of all U.S. households combined*, yet nearly 40% of Americans struggle to afford a $400 emergency expense*.
That’s why we donate 5% of every purchase to our partner organizations—stalwart advocacy groups educating and empowering constituents on legislation that will improve public health.
Our 535 members of Congress have the power to systemically improve public health outcomes. The passage of legislation such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, 1964 Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Clean Air and Water Acts, and the American with Disabilities Act will continue to improve the living standards and quality of life for millions of families and individuals. Recently, the expansion of the Child Tax Credit put in place under the American Rescue Plan contributed to a nearly 40% reduction in U.S. child poverty levels*.
As our society grows more unequal, the voices from the top of the economic rungs amplify, muffling those below. We want to hold Congress accountable in passing legislation that guarantees a decent standard of living in this country, one in which all Americans are ensured access to dignity and good health.