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©Renato Bočak
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Renato Bočak

  • Cipele Bočak
  • Shoemaker
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Master Artisan
Renato Bočak Shoemaker
Contact
Croatian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 20:00, Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+385 14846453
©Bojan Mrđenović

Shoemaking for businessmen

  • • Renato's family have been making shoes since 1933
  • • He represents the third generation of shoemakers
  • • He considers himself both a craftsman and a designer

Initially founded by Renato’s grandfather, the shoemaker's workshop and store Bočak has been at the same location for more than 90 years. Situated in the heart of Zagreb, on Ilica street, Renato produces shoes that are well balanced eternal classics with a contemporary kick. In his archive, Renato holds up to 15000 measurements of people from all over the world. Besides being a craftsman from an early age, Renato is also a qualified shoe designer and an active member of the Croatian Chamber of Crafts. He has been the chairman of the board of shoemaking and orthopedic shoemaking examiners for a long time in the school and also worked within the sector council on determining the shoemaking school curriculum in Croatia.

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Works

  • ©Renato Bočak
  • ©Renato Bočak
  • ©Renato Bočak
  • ©Renato Bočak
  • ©Renato Bočak
Photo: ©Renato Bočak
Chelsea Boots

The upper part of these Chelsea style boots is handcrafted from calf skin and the soles from leather. The leather brown boots are finished with broguing around the seams.

Renato Bočak Shoemaker
Photo: ©Renato Bočak
Chelsea Boots

These Chelsea style boots are handcrafted from brown suede leather and the soles from a combination of leather and rubber. The matt leather brown boots are finished with some broguing around the seams.

Renato Bočak Shoemaker
Photo: ©Renato Bočak
Full Broque

These full-brogue formal men’s shoes are handcrafted from calf skin using traditional cobbling techniques. The brown leather shoes have been finished with broguing around the seams and toecap.

Renato Bočak Shoemaker
Photo: ©Renato Bočak
Chukka Boots

These chukka boots are handcrafted from dark calf skin leather. The ankle-high leather boots are finished with open lacing, with three pairs of eyelets.

Renato Bočak Shoemaker
Photo: ©Renato Bočak
Oxford whole cut 006

These Oxford whole cut shoes are handcrafted from calf skin following traditional cobbling techniques. The light brown leather shoes are finished with open lacing with four lace holes.

Renato Bočak Shoemaker

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