Alföldi Papucs (the iconic slipper) and Alföldi Cipő (the shoe) once were true icons of shoe manufacturing in the past (to give you an idea, my parents had the very trendy Alföldi slippers too). Alföldi was the shoe of the working class. The true Alföldi were not designed for the soft carpet of conference rooms, nor the other end of the world, but for dusty, muddy roads, the long journey of wanderers.
However, after capitalism invaded Hungary and everyone started buying the big international brands, the Hungarian ones were doomed – they had to be renewed.
As parts of this rejuvenation, the Tisza shoes (check out the article) have become more sporty and the Alföldi Cipő the more elegant of their line – without becoming less durable.
They do not follow the current trends that big-name fashion designers are setting every year that dictate that fashion has to change completely. The Alföldi Shoe simply focuses on everyday wear-and-tear.
Not only are these leather shoes sturdy, durable and beautiful, they are also very cheap in their category. The price of this cheapness is that they don’t have an elegant salon or a showroom or a shop network. They just have a tiny shop, which is not suitable for more than two people.