My dream has always been to become an airlplane pilot. I still dream that one day I will have a pilot's licence. I admire female aviators who were pioneers throughout the 20's till the 40's. They were really brave and had a change to fly beautiful airplanes. I don't fly airplanes but I can fly with my designer's wings.
SÄIE started because of the need of footwear which are stylish, comfortable and high quality. I’m originally graphic designer who fell in love with the shoes and wanted to work among them by herself. I have always been interested to challenge myself for new directions and to learn something new. In this work it’s always a pleasure to see your ideas in the final product. I can also use my graphic designer’s talents when designing lines and colors for my shoes.
Photo: Taru Kankkonen
I admire past decades styles of the shoe design. Especially 60’s style has inspired me specifically. I want to bring that look to this day. I also want my products to be long lasting and high quality so I use manufacturing techniques to gain this goal. Shoe soles are entirely sewed with "Goodyear welt" stitch on men's model shoes. This ensures that the shoe soles’ quality is good, durable and timelessly stylish. Also women's model shoe soles are stitched.