The Master Shoemaker of ATTILA Shoes

Born and raised in Oradea, I practically grew up in a shoemaker’s workshop, where I became fond of shoes and this profession, with all its beauty and difficulties.

My father taught me the tricks and the love of this profession, just as my grandfather taught him.

I started my own business in 1991, continuing the family tradition, I stick to our last.

I regularly participate in various international and Hungarian professional competitions, where I have achieved major success with my work.
In our family, craftsmanship has been passed down from father to son for decades, and I hope to pass on the experience and knowledge I have gained to my children.

Attila Mestercipész

ATTILA Shoes have won the prestigious Excellent Craftsmanship award five times

In 2002, the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched a tender for the “Excellent Craftsmanship” award. Within the framework of the initiative to better utilize the Hungarian craft traditions and capabilities, the “Excellent Craftsmanship” award is given to creators of outstanding craft products.

ATTILA Shoes is the first Hungarian brand to be included in this prestigious international database.

The mission of the Michelangelo Foundation is to celebrate and preserve craftsmanship and has therefore created a European map of the most important representatives of this activity aiming to connect all the main players: craftsmen, designers, gallery owners, art curators, collectors and enthusiasts of high quality handmade pieces.

National Awards

2010. Pomegranate Award – XV. National Folk Art Exhibition, Heritage House
2011. Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft Award- Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2012. Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft Award – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2013. Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft Award – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2013 Folk Artist — Association of Hungarian Folk Artists and Heritage House
2014. Master of this year Award – Association of Hungarian Folk Artists
2015. Pomegranate Award – XVI. National Folk Art Exhibition, Heritage House
2016. Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft Award – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2018. Masterpiece of Hungarian Craft Award – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2018. Presidential Gold Medal Award – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2021. Folk Trend Award – XVII. National Folk Art Exhibition, Heritage House

International Awards

2007. 1 silver and 1 bronze medal – Inter-Shoes-Service Wiesbaden (DE)
2010. Best Woman Shoe Award, 3 Gold medal and 1 Silver medal- Inter-Shoes-Service Wiesbaden (DE)
2013. Best Man Shoe Award, Best Woman Shoe Award, 3 Gold medal and 1 Bronze medal- Inter-Shoes-Service Wiesbaden (DE)
2016. 2X Best Man Shoe Award, Best Woman Shoe Award, 3 Gold medal and 1 Silver medal- Inter-Shoes-Service Wallau (DE)
2019. Best Man Shoe Award, 4 Gold medal and – Inter-Shoes-Service Wiesbaden (DE