ETQ Amsterdam is the minimalist Dutch footwear brand distilling the essence of Amsterdam life into every pair of sneakers it releases. The letters that make up the name say it all: E for elegant, T for timeless, Q for quality. The notion is that these sneakers can speak for themselves. Great, handmade quality has no need to shout.

Now, ETQ is branching beyond sneakers, applying its philosophy of understated luxury to a new range of men's loafers. The newly released LS 01, available in five versatile colours, serves as the foundation of an elegant smart-casual wardrobe.

Designed in Amsterdam and meticulously crafted piece by piece in Portugal from soft Italian suede, they feature durable TPU outsoles, metal-free tanned leather lining and removable memory foam insoles with moisture management. Their sleek slip-on construction and minimalist silhouette lend them a sense of timelessness and ultimate versatility: style them with chinos and a linen shirt for a smart summer look, or keep things casual with shorts and a tee.

In typical ETQ fashion, sustainable practices have been applied at every stage of production and distribution – from the ethically sourced materials used for the shoes, to the shoe box made from recycled cardboard and printed with vegetable ink. Plus, each pair comes with an all-purpose travel bag made from recycled PET bottles. Helping you to tread lightly.

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