Mercer Amsterdam was founded by myself (Pim Dresen). My sneaker addiction started at the age of 10, when I bought my first pair in Mercer Street in Soho, New York. After this the hoarding continued gradually until I moved to Amsterdam, where my sneaker addiction really took off. After a while I started developing my own ideas about sneakers. I did not like anyone having the same sneakers as mine plus I did not like the fit on some sneakers, so I started drawing my own sneaker whilst working in an investment bank at the same time.
All of Mercer Amsterdam's products breathe an international metropolitan style, NYC chic meets Amsterdam street. Our products are heavily inspired by the two cities which we call our home. Besides us as a company, our customers are also internationally oriented, outgoing, with a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Mercer Amsterdam stands for independence. We try to be different from others by producing different silhouettes in different materials, we do not follow the rules or let anyone tell us what to do. Our production process is also independent, all of our products are handmade in family owned small-scale factories - we do not believe in mass production by big corporations. Lastly our customers are independent as well, they do not follow the rules, they want to be different and differentiate themselves from the masses.