TANK Steiger is the story of a family, is a vision of tradition combined with innovation, design and the love of beauty in a shoe. Tank Steiger is me, Laura, granddaughter of a Swiss shoemaker and daughter of Walter Steiger, who made creativity his job.
I was born in Italy, in Molinella – a little town where my father used to produce his shoes – and I grew up in the midst of his creativity.
I remember entering my father's office as a child, always stirred my emotions. I loved to see my father at work, standing at the drawing board with a pencil at the ready. At those moments, even though I was only a child, I knew he was not to be disturbed, because I had a sense that something wonderful was taking place.
When my father finally told me he wanted to stop, I realized that I wanted to continue our journey; I wanted to keep our vision alive. When I started to work on my first shoe, I immediately felt like I was back in my father’s office, feeling a serenity that I hadn’t felt in a long time. It was as if everything up to that time had conspired to take me where I had to be.
This is how TANK Steiger was born, and it would be impossible to explain this without telling my story. TANK is the union of the past, present and future; a shoe that is capable of transcending time as well as aesthetic trends.