Buttoning up your shorts to discover that they still fit, leaving the house wearing your favourite pair of sunglasses, and then finally walking into a comfortably cool, air-conditioned office. There’s a lot of pleasure to be had in summer, but one element that you certainly can’t beat is that walking-on-air fresh feeling you receive from a new pair of sneakers. We’ve spoken before about how we like to think of a pair of sneakers as a form of self-medication or even self-indulgence; a kind of celebration of success and a way to get around the trials and tribulations of everyday life. But as a way of introducing the real holiday season, and with the self-preservation theory in mind, we thought we would present you with a selection of the best sale sneakers from ETQ Amsterdam. It is summer, after all.
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Black Sonic Sneakers The Sonic was introduced into ETQ’s autumn/winter offering last year, and it marked a slight change in direction from the brand’s signature minimal sneakers to lean more towards the sports spectrum of premium sneakers. The Sonic is essentially a tech-infused runner silhouette that incorporates mesh uppers with a simple leather overlay, melt-taped seams, tubular knit laces and an ultra-fast Vibram outsole. Midnight Blue /Bone Low 4 Sneakers In what seems to be a general rule unto itself, a classic gum sole can transform the fortunes of any sneaker, and this Low Top 4 from ETQ Amsterdam is no different. Aptly named ‘Midnight Bone’, the sneaker makes the most of its gum sole by contrasting it with full-grain blue leather uppers, a comfortable calfskin lining and tonal laces. Wear yours with a subdued black t-shirt and a pair of slim-fitting jeans to allow the gum sole to blaze a trail beneath you.
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Natural Vegetable Tanned Low 1 Sneakers Clean, simple and comfortable, the original Low 1 Sneaker has been at the forefront of ETQ’s collections since the very beginning, but this beautiful blush ‘Natural’ colourway is our standout style in the brand’s latest summer assortment. Not only do the sneakers represent a welcome change from the staple white and black sneakers you’re likely to own, but they also work well with almost the entirety of your summer wardrobe – particular tan, white and navy shades. Alloy Grey Low 3 Sneakers If the whole statement sneaker thing – like the ETQ Amsterdam Ice Python Low 3 - is still a little bit bold for you, here’s the kind of summer sneaker you need. ETQ’s Alloy Grey Low 3’s are surprisingly versatile – a lightweight alternative to traditional mid-top sneakers and an easy styling option when paired with a turn-up tailored trouser thanks to their soft leather uppers and comfortable leather linings.
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Olive Low 2 Sneakers Complete with rubberized leather uppers – which make the sneakers a little bit easier to clean than an ordinary leather upper – these Low 2 Sneakers come complete with tonal olive leather trims, matching eyelets and the brand’s rugged rubber cup sole unit – a feature that not only adds a clean contrast to the sneaker, but it also displays ETQ’s know-how for making incredibly comfortable sneakers. Shop the entire ETQ Amsterdam collection at OPUMO. Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to men’s trainers.