Laszlo Vass Shoes, Budapest

Laszlo Vass Shoes, Budapest

Nestled in the heart of Budapest’s biggest shopping district, Laszlo Vass’ shoe store is a must visit for travelers to Hungary. Vass is one of the last remaining craftsmen to create handmade leather shoes using traditional methods, and his shoes are famous for their beauty and their durability. In the store’s workshop, Vass and his employees use the same tools that craftsmen used centuries ago in order to create shoes unlike any produced in factories. Only high quality leather is used and then cut, shaped and patterned by hand. Using wooden pegs, nails and hammers the upper part of the shoe is stretched apart and sewed on last.

Vass’ techniques are so fascinating that he and his partners have written a book about their craft, “Handmade Shoes For Men,” which has been translated into over eight languages. Vass’ most famous shoe, The Budapest Shoe, is famous for its comfort, durability and easy elegance. Pricing for these shoes range from several hundred dollars for the cheaper models to a thousand dollars for the more expensive, custom made shoes.

Laszlo Vass’ shop is located at Haris Koz 2, right off of Vaci Street. You may either order an already crafted shoe, or request a custom made one.

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: closed.
Image Courtesy of Sarah Laeuchli.

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Sight Name: Laszlo Vass Shoes
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary (See walking tours in Budapest)
Sight Type: Shopping
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