Buday Shoes - Hungarian Shoemaker

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  1. ShoesShoesShoes

    ShoesShoesShoes Member

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    Hi

    Whilst I can find the odd reference to Buday shoes on here and one other forum site, other than their website it seems very difficult to find out much about this brand.

    Does anyone have any direct experience of buying from them or their product?

    I came across some of their shoes recently - they appear wonderfully made but I wonder what the story is behind them and where I might find their shoes in a shop somewhere (other than Budapest - though I am not ruling out visiting the city!)
     
  2. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    I would also like to know more about this maker.

    http://www.budayshoes.com/

    They seem to only have shops in Budapest, apparently also one next to Vass:


    The video shows that they use a sewing machine for the uppers, but sew the welt by hand:


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    Their slightly different styles might be an alternative to Vass, if the price is similar?
     
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  3. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I actually wrote a bit about Buday Shoes on my blog just the other day. It's in Swedish but you can use the translation tool found on the upper right of the web version of the page to make it understandable: http://shoegazingpunktse.blogspot.se/2013/03/kopguide-tre-outsiders-nr-3.html
    I have no experience with them myself, but a shoe retailer in Gothenburg where I live is thinking about starting to sell them, he had seen the shoes at a fair somewhere and was quite lyrical about them.
     
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  4. ShoesShoesShoes

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    Thanks guys, that blog post is particularly interesting. I was wondering, given the quality of their shoes, why they were not known about more widely or featuring within retailers ranges. Perhaps this is because they are still a 'small family business'.

    That video is just a pleasure to watch. I think I will watch it again. And again.
     
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    Thanks for the reply and the link j ingevaldsson. That's a great blog you've got. Luckily I understand swedish reasonably well as a dane. :) It sounds very exiting that Buday might be carried in a swedish store. Also interesting that they are at the same price point as Vass, and with a similar construction. I think that some of their loafers are interesting compared to Vass'. They also have some serious winter boots.
     
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  6. SHS

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    More info on Buday, quoted from the Vass thread:

     
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  7. sabstage

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    Thank you for the interesting posts. I had read about Vass Shoes before heading to Budapest and was excited to visit the store. I have to report I was sadly disappointed. The two young workers in this very small store were not very friendly (they most likely thought I wasn't really going to buy anything <wrong>). I then ventured two doors down to Buday Shoes. What a difference two door made. The ladies at Buday Shoes were very friendly and extremely helpful. They helped by explaining the difference between handmade shoes and regular shoes, and with the fitting. They were eager to please and allowed me all the time I needed to choose the right pair. I found a great pair of casual shoes. The price tag is not cheap ($500+ USD) but well worth it. If you are looking to splurge on a unique treat for yourself, this is the place.

    BTW - the video of how they make the shoes was very interesting.

    Also, don't forget to visit the glove store to the left of Vass Shoes. Great handmade gloves!!
     
  8. ltontheqt

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    To buy, try Panta Clothing.
     
  9. RogerP

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    I have no direct experience with Buday, but I sure would like to.
     
  10. Bootcan

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    These are amazing shoes..i emailed Buday and it's a no go shipping to Canada,i just now emailed Panta Clothing and i'll see if they will place an order in their next order with Buday,i can see
    a collection of these in my shoe closet.:nodding:
     
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  11. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I just got your email, I'll reply later today (long story but I can't reply to that email from where I am), But the short answer is yes and the next order is coming in 4-5 weeks so we can put yours in now.
     
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    Well i had to pass on the Buday shoes,seems they would have to strangle 2 horseees azzes to get me into a pair,i ain't worthy,i like horseees too much.
    Mr Ed was a pleasure to deal with and everyone without freakish sized feet should order a pair ,or some ties,pants from his great establishment.:)
     
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  13. FrankCowperwood

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    Well, I did not have to pass on a fine pair of Buday from Ed at Panta.

    Quick post now and some more thoughts later:

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    @edmorel was absolutely stellar to work with. He took special care to get me in the right size and to make sure that I received shoes to my specs.

    Extremely pleased with these right out of the box.
     
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  14. Fred G. Unn

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  15. FrankCowperwood

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    I've handled the boots. They are just as good as they look. I have to post photos of some of the details on the pair I just got before I wear them and obscure some of the beauty. [​IMG]
     

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