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


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


Strakosch Schuhfabrik GesmbH is registered as a subsidiary of Humanic AG


The first superfit shoe is on the market


Stefan Stolitzka takes over the management of Legero Schuhfabrik GesmbH


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


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


Production plant established in Romania


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


Founding of sales company in Norway


Market leadership in Germany with superfit children’s shoes


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


Sales company founded in Turkey


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


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!


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


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


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


superfit is voted best shoe brand by consumers in the Austrian Brand Monitor of the ÖGVS. According to a study by a well-known German parents’ magazine, superfit is one of the most popular brands among German families. In a study by the magazine Footwear Today, the English shoe trade awards superfit as Children’s Shoe Brand of the Year. The German shoe retail selects Think! as the top brand in sustainability. legero united receives an award from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action for the programming of its eco-database.


Think! shoe model HAUKI (spring/summer 2023) receives nomination for the Green Product Award. legero united receives the German Innovation Award for its proprietary eco-database.

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.