- Apr 2, 2008
- Reaction score
I travelled extensively through Eastern Europe in 2015. On our travels we spend two weeks in Budapest so I decided to visit a few of its shoemakers. First stop: Attila. It has no RTW or MTO. All shoes are bespoke built around a custom last. Because of the time commitment involved in making a custom last. I did not buy anything there. The saleswoman spoke English very well and was very knowledgable about shoe construction. The cost was 490Euro for the first pair in calf leather plus 30Euro for shoe trees and 80Euro for shipping to USA. Those prices are without VAT. Although I forgot to ask, I'm fairly certain that subsequent pairs would cost less as a new last is unnecessary for subsequent pairs. I thought that the quality of the workmanship and leather was quite high. If I were going the bespoke route, I would not hesitate in using Attila.