ST is his personal project however. The collection is pure, but still diverse, inspired by both tradition and technology.
TST Footwear is designed by the esteemed footwear designer Seishi Tanaka. The shoes are made from the highest quality materials and incorporate the the highest quality materials and incorporate the pure essences of both manufacturing and design techniques.
Seishi Tanaka always hand draws his shoes straight onto paper and these line drawings then become the shape and design of the shoe, giving them an organic shape and feel.
Tanaka’s inspiration comes from his life experiences combined with his technical knowledge of shoemaking. 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 business as a shoemaker.
This gave him a natural passion for, and knowledge of, traditional shoemaking and design, which complimented his knowledge of modern sports technology acquired during his scholarship.
Since branching out on his own Tanaka has worked with leading basketball companies designing technical footwear, and recently collaborated with some aspirational fashion brands of the highest level, such as Comme des Garcons and Helmut Lang.
￼Mr. Seishi Tanaka always designs his shoes on paper, draws the line of the shoes by hand until it becomes the shape and design of a particular style. These designs are then realised in premium leather using the finest Japanese production techniques.
TST all is made only from the richest of materials to design a shoe of pure comfort with a hand- finished touch.
This fantastic hand made shoes can only be fined in the best premiun shops around the world.
From Tokio, Osaka,Moscow, Honk Kong, Milan, Florencens, Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, great shops make there own exclusive selection all years changing collections.