The Original 172

Commuter Sneaker


The Original 172 fits large – go one size down unless wide footed.What's this?If you are a half size, order the size down unless you have wider feet or a high foot bridge.


Alternative Colours

  • DX7 White/Red Signature
  • All Black
  • Azure Grey
  • Black/Black Neo
  • Grain Black
  • Grain Dark Grey
  • Grain Dark Tan
  • Grain Navy
  • Graphite
  • Light Grey
  • White/Grey Neo
  • White/Red Signature

The Original 172 is already a good sneaker for a commuter ride - that dash across town on that folding bike or a motorbike. The fine Italian leather is hard-wearing and the sole is stitched as well as cemented for added waterproofing. How could we make it great? 

Sadly, it's a fact that cyclists and motorcyclists are the people most likely to be fatally injured on the road. A significant number of accidents might be prevented if a rider is more visible. 

Every panel of the 172 Commuter is made with Reflex - a very high visibility stain resistant and waterproof fabric. In normal light, it looks pretty regular but when direct light hits it, the Commuter micro beads light up like a Christmas tree. There's nothing subtle about it - we made it to work!

We are going to put the 172 Commuter into a Limited Edition of 150 pairs when we have 75 people tell us they would like a pair. No need to pay up front, just raise your hand by using the back in stock function above. 



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Please note:


Orders placed before 3.30pm on a working day will be despatched the same day. After 3.30pm, orders will leave the next working day (excluding bank holidays). For the purpose of deliveries, Working Days are Monday to Friday.


Orders placed before 2pm on a working day will be despatched the same day. After 2pm, orders will leave the next working day (excluding bank holidays). For the purpose of deliveries, Working Days are Monday to Friday.


All parcels must be signed for as proof of delivery, however, if you are unavailable, a card will be posted through your door with your re-delivery options explained.

Sorry, but we are not yet able to offer Sunday or Bank holiday deliveries..


We hope that you love your Sevens. If you not entirely happy, you can return the shoes to us and we will refund you or you can request an exchange (UK only at present so sorry to our International friends, we are working on it)  

We offer free returns in the UK via a prepaid returns label.  For EU and other International orders, we help subsidise the cost of returning your shoes so you can send back the shoes cheaper than normal. Nothing to pay upfront as the balance will be deducted from your refund and you can see the cost before proceeding.

This is what you need to do:

  • Tell us you are returning your Sevens via our returns centre using the buttons below. Our team will review and authorise your request.
  • We will then email you an address label and instructions 
  • Return the Sevens to the address on the label
  • We will refund your payment or process an exchange request when we receive your items at our UK warehouse and have inspected them. This may take between 5 - 7 working days in busy periods but we always aim to be quicker than this. If you want to make an inquiry on the status of a return please contact us

Click here for UK Returns & Exchanges  Click here for International Returns

If you wish to exchange a product for a different size or colour, you will need to return your purchase via the link above and choose exchange during that process, filling in details of what you would like to exchange your purchase for. 

For The Original 172 and Vitesse 702 with our "Wear it out" 30-Day Trial*

Wear the Original 172 and Vitesse 702 for 30 days, outside, anywhere. If you are not entirely satisfied, please send everything back if you kept it, including the dispatch note, spare laces, box and outer packaging. 

We will inspect the shoes when we receive them back at SEVEN FEET APART. Normal wear is, well, normal. If you’ve battered the shoes really badly and they have no value, we reserve the right to reject them. 

*UK-based customers and Original 172 or Vitesse 702 only.