legero united is a global company with Austrian roots. The family business has been in existence since 1872. With more than 2,100 employees from 26 nations and headquarters in Graz, Austria, it produces shoes in timeless modern design with a perfect fit and sustainable standards for the superfit, legero and Think! brands. It is the genuine care for people that has driven legero united for generations to make shoes better and better. This has made us a leading supplier on the international shoe market with comprehensive manufacturing expertise.
With our passion for craftsmanship
and pioneering spirit, we design,
develop and produce shoes for young and old.
legero united – since 1872
For legero united sustainability is a heartfelt concern. True to our principle that “every step counts on the way to a sustainable future for people and nature”, we go above and beyond regulatory requirements. Our products are designed to inspire people, improve their quality of life and conserve natural resources. legero united represents decades of shoemaking expertise, innovative, resource-conserving manufacturing methods in accordance with fair social standards, exacting craftsmanship, a comfortable fit, the highest quality materials and timelessly beautiful design. As an independent, owner-managed manufacturer at the heart of Europe, the company works on an equal footing with, and as a reliable partner for the specialist international trade.
Otto Strakosch – king of shoemakers
Our company was founded in 1872 by Bernhard Strakosch. The company flourished under his son Otto Strakosch. In his time he was considered the “king of shoemakers”. His women’s shoes – made of the finest silk, artfully embroidered, lined with leather, all the way to the very finest exquisite leather pumps – were delivered all over the world. Today, we are an international team of shoemakers and offer our collections under the superfit, legero and Think! brands in 42 countries. legero united is growing sustainably and has an international presence with its own production facilities and sales companies.
OUR THREE PRODUCT BRANDS. EACH IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN.
legero offers casual women’s shoes with a modern look and timeless design for every occasion. Lightness, together with sustainability, are the most essential criteria in the design and manufacture of a collection with around 600 models. As early as at the initial design stage, even before the first sketch is produced, a target weight and a maximum carbon footprint is defined for each design in the collection in order to develop shoes that are as lightweight and eco-friendly as possible. Innovative technologies, carefully selected materials such as delicate leathers or airy textiles, a design with sophisticated functionalities and optimal cushioning properties guarantee customers the incomparably light legero wearing feeling. For its FRESH and TANARO 5.0 models, legero was awarded the Blue Angel. Learn more.
superfit is one of Europe’s leading children’s shoe brands, selling around 5 million pairs every year. The brand was founded in 1972 and is manufactured exclusively on lasts suitable for children. It offers slippers and street shoe collections for boys and girls from approx. 6 months to 12 years of age. superfit carries the quality seal of the German Shoe Institute (DSI), is a long-standing partner of the WMS® and has already received several awards from international specialist retailers and consumer associations. For its SATURNUS models, superfit was awarded the eco lable Blue Angel. Learn more.
As a true pioneer of sustainability in the shoe industry for over 30 years, Think! offers sustainable quality shoes with exceptionally high comfort in a confidently individual design signature for men and women. Think! models are manufactured exclusively in Europe in 200 handcrafted steps by long-term partners who are committed to the Code of Conduct. All materials used are sourced 100% from European suppliers. This ensures short transport routes, the smallest possible CO2 footprint and guarantees maximum transparency. The own in-house repair service at the company headquarters in Kopfing, Upper Austria guarantees maximum longevity. Think! was the first shoe brand in 2015 to be awarded the Austrian Eco-label. The first models to receive the Blue Angel followed in 2017. Currently, more than 50 models bear the renowned environmental awards. 2022 Think! was voted the top brand in sustainability by the German textile and shoe trade and its model HAUKI was nominated for the Green Product Award. Learn more.