From California to New Zealand to the Himalayas, hand-sewn Poprad shoes are worn around the world

Vladimír Makara decided to preserve the tradition of shoemaking in Poprad.

Vladimír Makara has been producing hand-sewn shoes for tourists, climbers, foresters and hunters since 2004.Vladimír Makara has been producing hand-sewn shoes for tourists, climbers, foresters and hunters since 2004. (Source: Korzár/Veronika Michalčíková)

Though trained as an agricultural engineer, VLADIMÍR MAKARA decided that he would start hand sewing shoes so that the tradition of footwear made in Poprad would not die out.

For more than 15 years, he has been producing award-winning shoes worn by hikers, climbers and foresters.

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