nat-2™ | german engineered high-end sneakers
A luxury state of the art footwear brand based in Munich, Germany driven by true innovation x supreme quality.
nat-2™ Founder x Designer Sebastian Thies has risen from one of the oldest shoe-dynasties in Europe, representing the 6th generation shoemaker & -creator since 1856.
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nat-2™ | futuristic products with a strong heritage
nat-2™ was founded in 2007 by Sebastian Thies, who‘s family background in the footwear industry goes back to 1856. nat-2™ is a highly progressive brand challenging the big players in the business by being a step ahead and truly high fashion, while still being leisure`n down to earth. The roots of the brand lie in the early 90ies graffiti, street- and boardsport culture, admiring the innovative power of the techy, cool 80ies. nat-2 is about passion and style and therefore the brand is not stuck with cliches, following its own path and ideas.
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nat-2™ combines a strong heritage with highly innovative products inspired by german industrialism & quality.
nat-2™ features luxurious materials on futuristic high-tech items or classic and rugged styles from its archives
nat-2™ is a true pioneer in wearables
Designed in Germany, produced in the best factories, mostly in italy and spain.
nat-2™ is the outcome of a family business, run in the 6th generation since 1856
a true heritage | constantly looking forward, not back, without
forgetting the rich history and roots | the archives are full of endless creativity and designs
nat-2™ brings you the best from the past, present and future.
nat-2™ is sold in the finest boutiques, department stores, high end streetwear and
concept stores as well as in high profile online stores
references incl. : Opening Ceremony, Galeries Lafayette Paris & Beijing, LaRinascente Milano, Pool, The Level Shoe District Dubai, S*uce Abu Dhabi, …
nat-2™ is also running an own concept store in Munich under the name coilex.com
1856 the company „Ferdinand Fischer“ was founded with offices/factories in Germany’s region “Sachsen” by
Ferdinand Fischer (Master of Hat-Manufacturing) born in 1831. Starting with the production of felt material the factory quickly turned into a vibrant and creative shoe manufacturer.
1945 the company is lost without any remuneration to the Eastern-German government after world war II
1947 new start by Ingeborg Thies a born Fischer
1949 the company “Ferdinand Fischer KG” is re-launched in Schneverdingen, Northern Germany by Horst Fischer
1949 the company “Thies-Fischer KG” is founded
1984 the company “K&T Handels- und Unternehmensberatung GmbH” is founded in the fifth generation after Ferdinand Fischer by Ulrike Kotjan and Ursula & Matthias Thies
2006 family Thies-Fischer is celebrating 150 years developing and supplying shoes, materials and accessoires
2007 after countless launches of innovative products, 6th generation shoemaker Sebastian Thies creates the brand nat-2™ in Munich, Germany and launches the world’s first ever 2 in 1 shoe, which was developed behind closed doors over several years.
2009 nat-2™ & K&T have already won several international awards, quickly expanding the brand activities and delivering products such as the 4 in 1 Stack to more than 30 countries worldwide.
2010 nat-2™ launch of nat™ Rugged incl. the famous leather-rainboot series PRIME™
2012 Opening of the first flagship store under the name coilex in Munich, Germany
2014 nat-2™ is announced one of the 30 most creative companies in Germany and therefore Kultur- und Kreativpilot by the Federal Government and Ministry of Commerce
2014 nat-2™ presents the original LED SNEAKERS™ and ultra iridescent reflective colourchanging sneakers, accessories and garments
2015 nat-2™ launch of the eponymous Sneakerboot series SNEEP™
2015 the second generation of nat-2™ all time classic PHATPACK™ is launched
2016 development of thermo-sensitive | heat reactive | colourchanging sneakers
2016 the world’s first vegan sneakers made from real wood become a reality