About The World of Shoes

With a passion for quality and the stories behind the world’s greatest shoes. With our Marketplace, Stories and Brands A-Z Directory, The World of Shoes aims to be the number one online reference for lovers of welted men’s shoes.

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Founded 1978 in Hungary
Based in Budapest

Our shop is located in the heart of Budapest’s city centre, under No. 2, Haris köz. Our customers arrive from all over the world in order to buy from our range of excellent quality hand-made shoes. László Vass, the founder and leader of our shop and workshop, belongs to a generation of shoemakers who were brave and energetic enough to go back to the roots of their craft and revive a rich, old tradition, giving the art of shoemaking new impetus in a new age.

His daughter, Éva Vass contributes to the success of the enterprise with her extensive commercial knowledge and excellent command of languages in keeping in contact with our export partners, so that our exclusive original handmade shoes may be purchased in many countries.


Budapest, Hungary



Construction methods

Hand welted

Product ranges

RTW, MTO, Bespoke

Price range


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