When walking around the hip El Born area of Barcelona, we popped into a cozy atelier of Ramon Cuberta, young shoemaker. Carrying on the classic shoemaking tradition, Mr. Cuberta is one of the two currently active practitioners of the trade in Barcelona, alongside the world renowned master Norman Vilalta.

Ramon Cuberta shoes
The cut and lines of shoes create a natural dynamic tension to their appearance

Mr. Cuberta’s shoes are very classic in style. He explained that he aims towards tension in every cut and line, lending a dynamic feel to his designs. The colours are traditional and, unlike many modern Spanish shoemakers, he doesn’t prefer the excessively patinated finishing. The chosen style ages more beautifully, as the user creates his own patina by repeated polishings and wear. More down-tuned appearance is also proper for work and official occasions.

Ramon Cuberta leathers
Ramon Cuberta favors classic shades of leather on his shoes

The Ramon Cuberta lineup features both factory made ready to wear shoes with a gemmed Goodyear welted construction (although he wishes to have a handwelted and handsoled, ungemmed construction available soon) and full handwelted, handcrafted bespoke shoes, where the imagination of the customer is the only limit to style.

Ramon Cuberta bespoke in production
Bespoke shoes are made exactly to customer’s preferences

The prices of both bespoke and ready to wear shoes are very reasonable and the shoes of the ready to wear line come with lasted shoe trees – a feature often reserved to much more expensive shoes. Unique, individual bespoke models begin from 2000€, which is a very competitive price. Mr. Cuberta told us that he makes as many fitting shoes as possible to ensure that both the fit and model of the shoes are perfectly what the customer wishes.

The ready to wear collection of Ramon Cuberta is classical and stylish
The ready to wear collection of Ramon Cuberta is classical and stylish

If you’re visiting Barcelona and are searching for shoes, do pay a visit to Mr. Cuberta!

Prices:

  • Benchmade ready to wear shoes: 560,00€ (incl. shoe trees)
  • Full bespoke shoes, from: 2000€

Ramon Cuberta
C/Mònec, 14
08003 Barcelona
Open hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-18:00
www.ramoncuberta.com

Hugo Jacomet, of The Parisian Gentleman fame, is also a friend of Ramon Cuberta's shoes
Hugo Jacomet, of The Parisian Gentleman fame, is also a friend of Ramon Cuberta’s shoes
The seamless heel is a sign of a high quality benchmade shoe
The seamless heel is one sign of a high quality benchmade shoe
The ready to wear lineup covers all the needs of work and occasions
The ready to wear lineup covers all the needs of work and occasions

Text & images: Jussi Häkkinen, Anu Rautalin

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