TST Footwear is designed by the esteemed footwear designer Seishi Tanaka. The shoes incorporate the purity of both manufacturing and design philosophy of this Japanese shoemaker.
The shoes have inspired many other designers over the years as he captures the artisanal essence of vintage craftsmanship with superb uncompromising materials.
His shoes feature horse leather on the upper, cow leather in the trims and soles, cabretta leather in the insoles finished with linen lining for the precise scientific behaviour of these natural components.
Tanakas inspiration comes from his life experiences combined with his technical knowledge of shoe making. As a teenager he completed a scholarship studying golf at North Carolina University in the USA. He then returned to Japan at the age of twenty four to work for his family shoe making business. Since branching out on his own Tanaka has worked with leading basketball companies designing technical footwear, and has collaborated with fashion brands of the highest level.