A globaler player
at the heart of Europe.
Since 1872.

Pioneering knowledge and true concern are our recipe for success.

Perfect craftsmanship and top quality materials have the highest priority in the production of our collections for women, men and children. The company was founded in 1872 in Vienna 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 offer our collections under the superfit, legero and Think! brands in 42 countries. As an owner-managed company with more than 2,100 employees and headquarters in Feldkirchen near Graz, we have an international presence with our own production sites and sales companies.

legero united: a
success story of
strong brands and a strong team.

For generations, legero united’s concern for people has driven the company to make shoes better and better.

Our actions have always been characterised by passion and vision. legero united continuously invests in innovation, design, efficient manufacturing processes, substantial sustainability and comprehensive digitalisation. This vision and care for people have made us what we are today: a global footwear producer, always with a sense of local responsibility.

The most important milestones
in the dynamic success story
of legero united

1872

Founding of the company by Bernhard Strakosch as B. Strakosch & Sohn“ in Vienna

1954

Strakosch Schuhfabrik GesmbH is registered as a subsidiary of Humanic AG

1972

The first superfit shoe is on the market

1991

Stefan Stolitzka takes over the management of Legero Schuhfabrik GesmbH

1993

The Company moves from Vienna to Styria. Logistics headquarters established in Hungary and sales companies in Germany and Switzerland

1994

100% takeover of Legero Schuhfabrik GesmbH by Stefan Stolitzka as owner

2000

Production plant established in Romania

2001

Acquisition of Think! Schuhwerk GmbH and founding of sales company in Poland

2002

Founding of sales company in Norway

2006

Market leadership in Germany with superfit children’s shoes

2013

Founding of VIOS as an innovation platform for sustainable materials and shoe production

2014

Sales company founded in Turkey

2017

Introduction of the corporate brand legero united as the umbrella for the superfit, legero and Think! product brands

2018

Founding of legero united India and construction of the first phase of the production facility in India. Development of the online stores for superfit, legero and Think!

2019

Expansion of production facility in India; relaunch of product brands superfit, legero and Think! and founding of Swedish sales company

2020

Move into the new campus-headquarters and opening of shoemaker’s outlet in Feldkirchen near Graz. campus receives GerambRose architecture award

2021

Opening of the shoemaker’s outlet in Szombathely, Hungary and internationalisation of the online stores for superfit, legero and Think!. Styrian timber construction award and ÖGNI platinum award for campus headquarters

2022

superfit voted to favorite children shoe brand by Footwear Today, UK. Awarded by Federal Environment Agency. Think! voted to top sustainable brand by German shoe retail

Founded by the
king of shoemakers,
consistent in passion and innovation.

Our values: truly caring, knowing, creating, pioneering.

A success story like this can only be written when an ambitious team and visionary leaders work hand in hand and share the same cause: to produce the best shoes.