The key elements of a good men’s shoe would be…
As a shoemaker, to balance the shape, cut and design of the body and base, the sole and heel. As a user or customer of a good shoe, to be true to your own style, without exceeding certain aesthetic boundaries that he may recognize when one looks in the mirror. But overall, the shoe along with you will change your look and attitude in front of the challenges that life offers you. For this reason I usually mention a nice sentence that I read some time ago: Your Shoes, Your Attitude.
What are your favorite places to spend your evenings? (you can also share with my readers some favorite places/ activities in your town)
Between weeks I try to do some sport, running gives me freedom and discipline. I love to spend time with a good friend. And on weekends, lately just Sundays, walking with my girlfriend and losing myself within the old town of Barcelona, that has something magical that always surprises me. I also like hiking in the Catalan Pyrenees or and Costa Brava, really nice sightings.
What is your favorite word?
Grow. I also like evolution or to thrive.
What is your least favorite word?
Arrogance or selfishness.
What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
Beauty, in whatever form it is displayed. The pursuit of beauty gives meaning to my life.
What turns you off?
Collectively: intolerance. On a personal level: destroying as a hobby, in the ways of continuous complaining and negativity. People live in a destructive chaos as shelter to avoid having to face up life with all its beauty and all its problems.
What is your favourite curse word?
In Catalan language we use to swear by certain grace with the expletive “Cullons” which has two meanings, the direct, the popular meaning of a physical part of man’s scrotum; and indirect, such as emotional expression of disappointment or relief from a surprise. It sounds as a joke, but is an ugly word…
What sound or noise do you love?
There is a certain noise of the wooden last, when I’m beating the leather on the upper part at lasting stage, there is a very distinct sound when the leather has taken shape, it is comforting…
What sound or noise do you hate?
What especially bothers me is excessive building or construction noise, but also most of the people who squeal when they communicate without saying anything.
What profession would you not like to do?
Any profession that wouldn’t allow learning and growing or evolving. All too routine and repetitive work should be prohibited…
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
You’ve tapped all the time we’ve provided, you have loved, you have delivered everything that life has proposed to you, you have been generous and have contributed with your bit of beauty to this world and the time you have taken over from the knowledge of shoemaking.