This year has already been another intense and impressive year for men’s sneakers. We started 2020 with the takeover of heavy, chunky soles and technical silhouettes from the likes of Filling Pieces before moving into clean-lined, contemporary styles from Common Projects, CQP et al. Now, as we head deeper into autumn, ETQ Amsterdam is back to ramp up the sneaker standings even more and introduce us to another successful chapter of 2020 sneakers in the process.
The idea behind the latest ETQ Amsterdam sneaker drop is a simple one: clean, contemporary footwear designed to be worn day in, day out, alongside timely seasonal drops of a few standout sneakers that will be guaranteed to give your rotation a refresh. In this latest instalment, you’ll find plenty of all-time ETQ classics alongside new technical innovations and a modern adaptation of the ever-popular Chelsea Boot. In short, premium sneakers that’ll see you soundly through autumn, winter and beyond in considerable comfort and style. So, scroll down to discover 6 of the finest ETQ Amsterdam sneakers for the upcoming season.
We’re kicking off this round-up of the best new ETQ Amsterdam sneakers with an update of an all-time classic. The LT04 has been in the ETQ roster for quite a few years now and it has become one of the most-loved styles in that time, too. It doesn’t change that much for this autumn, but ETQ Amsterdam do tweak the signature chunky silhouette with a rich blue coloured upper and a contrasting TPU Court Sole. The nubuck leather is particularly special because it has been treated with a water-repellent coating, ensuring every pair withstands water and dirt. Plus, its full calf leather insole and lining ensures that the sneakers are a lot more comfortable than most.
The foundations of a lot of reliable sneaker rotations are often made up of a pair of tonal black sneakers and a slim-line court style sneaker. Now you can buy a pair that slots nicely in the middle of the two as these new ETQ LT05’s provide an alternative take on the classic tennis sneaker. The stand-out feature is the heavy padded panels that are crafted from durable Ballistic Cordura – a hard-wearing fabric used to reinforce military wear and performance apparel - that has made its way onto a sneaker for the very first time.
The LT 06 is ETQ Amsterdam’s brand-new sneaker and its being touted as the lightest leather low top that the brand produces. Constructed with embossed leather uppers and minimal detailing that ETQ is so synonymous for, the LT06 is an easy to wear, simple and elegant sneaker that will always find a place in your casual wardrobe for that very reason. Plus, the glacier grey colourway looks pretty nice too doesn’t it?
When we spoke to ETQ Amsterdam co-founder Robin Engelen towards the tail-end of last year he spoke at length about how the brand ‘values the elimination of the unnecessary’ and aim to produce ‘timeless footwear unlike any other brand.’ It’s fair to say that these new LT 06 sneakers are the epitome of that ideology, as the new slim-line silhouette has been handed a pop-colour Sea Blue update. It’s a colourway you won’t find anywhere else and it’s the type of stand-out style that will blaze a trail beneath you all season long.
Given that neutral tones of grey, green and khaki seem to dominate seasonal sneaker collections, it’s no surprise that ETQ have joined the movement with these Racing Green LT04s. Like all LT04’s, the racing green nubuck leather benefits from a water-repellent coating too. Its rugged and tactful appearance is tempered by the white and cream accents that touch the tongue, TPU court sole and heel tab.
Coveted as one of the most modernist Chelsea Boots on the market, the new Space Grey ETQ Amsterdam Chelsea Boot adds a little more comfort to the silhouette thanks to its neoprene and matte full grain leather uppers. The ankle-boots sit a little higher on the leg and that exaggerates the technical form of the Chelsea boot that is also supported by the lightweight EVA outsole and the blacked-out elastic side panels.
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