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Attila Kovacs

Attila Kovacs Shoemaker
Hungarian, English
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00, Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
+36 203976611
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Shoes for stars

  • • Attila is an award-winning shoemaker
  • • Traditional Hungarian motifs meet with innovative materials
  • • His shoes are in demand from famous figures

Attila Kovacs is one of the foremost shoemakers in the region. With a star-studded clientele which once included James Bond star Roger Moore, Attila’s craftmanship speaks for itself. Raising the profile of Hungarian craftsmanship to the international playing field, Attila draws on the historic Transylvanian bootmaking tradition as the third-generation shoemaker of his family. A master of the Goodyear Welt technique, Attila’s work combines his visionary design with outstanding attention to detail to produce an exceptional end product. In particular, his use of unique materials from the skin of various aquatic species such as crocodiles, stingray, eel, sturgeon and lizards set his work apart. Despite his innovative methods, his work retains traditional qualities through the incorporation of Hungarian motifs.

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Highway Derby shoes

This pair of formal men’s shoes, handmade using stingray leather, were made using traditional hand tools. The upper part and the soles are sewn together by hand. The dark leather exterior contrasts with the goat leather interiors that have been dyed with a bold red tint.

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Giorgio model

This pair of brown hued oxfords with light broguing were handmade using traditional tools. The upper part and the soles are sewn together by hand and the surface of the leather has been carefully dyed by hand. This model of men’s shoes was first created in 2020.

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Derby ankle boots

This pair of leather derby ankle boots with light broguing are completely handmade using traditional shoemaking tools. The upper part and the soles are sewn together using goiser stitching. This complicated sewing technique is mostly used in the German-speaking area of Hungary.

Find Attila Kovacs in the itinerary

Budapest: fusing form with function
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Craftspeople of Buda and Pest, two faces of one city, draw inspiration from their heritage but are still keeping the Hungarian traditions alive, fusing from with function. Explore our itinerary for Budapest and see why Hungarian craftspeople believe that novel forms cannot come at the expense of usability.

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