How To Style Your Flat Shoes

“Luxury Must Be Comfortable, Otherwise it is not Luxury.”

Coco Chanel

There is nothing more comfortable than rocking a pair for stylish flats while the sun is out. Although a majority of women perceive flat shoes as less elegant than heels, we will demonstrate to you how to effortlessly style your flats and look elegant and hip.The undisputed fact remains, when its comes to comfort and style, flat shoes take the lead. Before we proceed ,here are some general pointers while shopping for your flat:-

  • Always buy your shoe in the size that is not only comfortable, but fits.
  •  Focus on quality over quantity. Repeat after  us… “Quality Over Quantity”.  Buying flat shoes is a worthy investment you will definitely wear them much more than your heels.
  • Comfort is key! buy shoes that you can walk in.
  • Above all, observe balance, trendier shoes are perfect for simple and basic outfits for a young and hip look, while  for a a very hip outfit, it is ideal that you tone it down with simple and classy shoes.
  •  Try color blocking. Rather than matching the color of your shoes with that of your outfit, why not contrast the color of your shoes with that of your outfit, however observe color saturation.

1.  Casual Chic

Ain’t nothing more effortlessly chic, than your favorite jeans paired with flats for a relaxed weekend, but still keeping it fresh and hip.

2. Smart Formal

Don’t just limit your flats shoes for weekends, flats can be great wear for the office too, if you understand your style.

Formal Smart 3. Fun Touch

Why not style your little black dress with a pair of  bright flats for a colorful and fun touch.

Fun Touch



Ever took a look at your dad’s young age photographs? Did you notice how stylishly he posed wearing his prized possessions? It’s time to make him re-live his happy days by gifting him a   stylish pair of shoes this Father’s Day

To help you celebrate your dad this season, Bata got you covered! For every second pair of shoe purchased to memorate your father on this special occasion you get a 20% OFF!!

You will be literally spoilt of choice. From our Ambassador branded shoes for formal wear, Power shoes for the sporty dad, North Star collection for hippy dads not forgetting our well known Heritage Safari branded shoes for the casual laid back dads. Guys! The list is endless.

Clock is ticking! Don’t wait for the last minute rush, go to any of our Bata outlet stores countrywide and surprise your DAD.

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Boots That Never Age

The cold is finally upon us! But you should not let the ‘wintry mix’ dampen your style, in fact your cold weather outfits should always be much cuter and classier  than summer outfits. It’s time to get some more beautiful warm outfits  for the cold.  And  when we say beautiful outfits we mean classic pieces that never go out of style. You may already have bought something or you have from the last year. But there is no need to spend  much money following the latest fashion trends every season. We you bring four of our favorite cold weather boots that never go out of style at  affordable prices. So grab yourself a pair or three! and stock up before the most stylish, timeless and above all practical walk boots off the shelves!

Stylish knee high brown boots with a comfortable heel and buckle details  @ Ksh. 4999.00

Stylish knee high brown boots with a comfortable heel and buckle details @ Ksh. 4999.00
Black Midi Boots with Suede Details @ Ksh. 4399.00

Black Midi Boots with Suede Details @ Ksh. 4399.00


Black Ankle Boots with  Gold buckles retailing @ Ksh. 4599.00

Black Ankle Boots with Gold buckles retailing @ Ksh. 4599.00

Black Knee High Boots with a comfortable heel @ Ksh. 4999.00

Black Knee High Boots with a comfortable heel @ Ksh. 4999.00

Visit  your nearest Bata Outlet to purchase & pass by Bata Muindi Bingu to enjoy a wider Boots Selection. See you there!


At Bata April is the month of giving. We bring you your Bata Favorites at Crazy Prizes!!! across all Bata Outlets countrywide. Before April ends visit us  to enjoy the offers below. Miss Out! Miss Big!


Due to public demand we have extended our Mega Sale of  upto 50% OFF to May1st. While this discount only applies to select merchandise, you are assured of a great bargain. Trust us when we say that there is everything for every one.If you have been  eyeing that pair of Hushpuppies or Clarks that were above your budget, now is the time to make your dreams a reality. Miss out, Miss big!!Capture


Do you know that 3 Pairs of Safari boots can last one a lifetime? To celebrate Bata Anniversary and Safari Boots that are part of  the Kenyan Heritage, we bring you the boots that say you know Africa all from 1999 for His & Hers, and 1099 for Children.While at it you can also win yourself  Pair Safari Boots by sharing your #Safaribootstory, Tag as many friends as you can to like your post, and don’t forget to tag us @ Bata Shoe Company Kenya.

Its holiday time, Time for the your little ones rock  a  pair of stylish safari only @ 1099/=

Its holiday time, Time for the your little ones rock a pair of stylish safari only @ 1099/=


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Nairobians have the perception that Limuru is far from the CBD, but this is just a mere myth. Only 40 minutes away, enjoy great scenery, fresh air, free of traffic and other city hustles as you make your way to our tent sale with everything up to 50% OFF!  #TwendeLimuru  #TembeaKenya

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We know that every time schools reopen and the young ones have to go back with fresh everything takes a toll on parents’ pockets. At Bata we totally understand and get our customers and that is why we bring you great Back to school deals all from 599! Don’t wait for the last minute rush, hurry while stocks lasts!!

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For inquiry on the above discounts, call/SMS/ Whatsapp through 0726668941 or email us @ We look forward to hear from you  :-D

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Tommy Takkies

Three Words to describe Tommy Takkies, Stylish! Comfortable! and Affordable! Where else can you get such as a bargain! Tommy Takkies are all seasons and will instantly add life and a personal touch to whatever outfit you choose to rock :-D .

Here are some of our favorite Tommy  looks from fans around the world, but with Tommy your style options are limitless…


1) For the African Divas..

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Courtesy of Tommy Takkies

2) For  Cool Beez   8-)

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Courtesy of Tommy Takkies

3)  For the Fashionistas….

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Courtesy Of Tommy Takkies

4)  For the Rock Stars… :twisted:

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Courtesy Of Tommy Takkies

4) Rock them with your shorts…

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Courtesy of Tommy Takkies


We repeat style options with Tommy Takkies are LIMITLESS

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Share with us your Tommy Takkies Look  with #Tommyeveryday…. Who knows? Also leave your comments down below about this blog.

We look forward to hear from you :-) .

Five Shoe Tips a Longer Silhouette

The weekend is finally here!!  Time to show of  them legs. It goes without saying that long legs is every woman’s dream. Luckily for us, we don’t have to be long legged gazelles to own the look. With the right shoes any one can create the illusion of longer legs. Click through to view five of our favorite hand picked tips.

Tip 1. Pick a pointed-toe shoe

A pointed-toe shoe, whether heels or flats will instantly lean out your silhouette. Plus a pointed-toe shoe will always be stylish, sophisticated and blend with just any outfit.pointed


Tip 2. Go for the Nude.

When putting on skirts and dresses, always go for  nude shoes  for a longer silhouette. Shoes that match your skin tone visually extend the leg. Nude

Tip 3. Tall Boots Work Best

While Ankle boots might be the real deal for many shoe lovers. Thigh high boots are the real gem when creating a longer visual effect. To magnify this effect  avoid showing skin by wearing a dress, skirt, jacket or sweater that elongates past the top edge of the boot.


Tip 4. Pair Wedges with Wide-Leg Pants

Floor-skimming hemline pants look fantastic when combined with wedges. Plus, a wedge is comfortable, and easy way to boost your height.

Wedges look

Look Inspiration:

Jessica Alba

5. Go Monochrome

Try a monochromatic look from head to toe. It creates an uninterrupted visual line. Just ensure that your ankle and tops of your feet are covered.

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Caring For Your Bata Toughees– How to Make Them Last!


Bata Toughees

Does your child require new school shoes every time schools reopen?  My guess! Probably not as often, but sometimes it can feel like it, especially if it’s in the middle of the term and your kids shoe appears dull and worn out.

Nothing looks neater than a well-kept pair of school shoes. These easy-care tips will ensure your child’s school shoes are shiny and clean all year round.

1. Air Them Out

Smelly shoes are never nice to deal with. Have your child remove them as soon as they get home from school. This way any moisture or sweat inside the shoe can dry out before the next morning. If possible, place the shoes somewhere near an open window overnight so that they can get some fresh

2. Dry Them Out

If your child comes home with wet shoes, from walking in the rain for instance, stuff them with newspaper overnight and Voila! The moisture will be drawn out of the shoe.

Warning! Avoid putting leather shoes out in the sun to dry or exposing them to direct heat, it can cause discoloration.

3. Clean Them

Remove dirt or debris from Bata Toughees using a soft brush or piece cloth. This should be done every day after your child comes home.  It will give you an easy time during buffing and polishing later on.

4. Remove the Laces

Most of us do not understand the need of removing laces from shoes during cleaning, but this prevents them from getting water or polish. By doing this your shoe laces will last more.

5. Rub Away Scuffs

To remove scruff use water and saddle soap (Not ordinary soap detergents) on a soft cloth. Careful not to get the leather too wet. You can also use a commercial leather shoe cleaner.

6. Polish

Polishing Toughees every week keeps them looking their best. This also helps to make the last longer. You can even do this as often as every day, if you think there is a lot of wear happening each day. Cream leather is the best for maintaining leather (Available in Bata Retail Stores).

7. Buffing

After the polish has dried by, using a soft, cloth in circular motions to buff.

Tip: If you aim at a perfect shine finish, apply few drops of water on the cloth before buffing.

8. Replace Worn Out Laces

Replace worn laces before they break! It’s always a good idea to keep an extra pair of laces in the cupboard – you never know when you might need them

9. Keep your Shoes on a Rack or in Boxes

This helps maintain their shape and won’t get them dirty again by being strewn across the floor.



By following this simple advice, to take care of your Toughees, you won’t have to buy multiple pairs each year, unless your child out grows them, that is!

Shoe Care

Customer Story: Your Role As The Shoe Owner

Mary W. Omondi sent us great tips on the role you play as a shoe owner, on Facebook. This is what she had to say:

Shoe maintenance is all about me/ the wearer. Do you wear those Bata sandals when fetching firewood? Do you wear canvas or your school Toughees to the river? Do you wear your pumps while walking long distances or during field work or soak the canvas shoes in Jik water/ or water used to clean clothes? That is how they only last a month or less…

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Shoe Rack idea. Source: DecoSimpic

How to take care of your shoes

The first, easiest and most important thing you can do for your shoes is putting them on shoe trees when you are not wearing them. This helps the shoes expel moisture (sweat, rain water, etc.) and fend off creasing by holding the shoes’ shape.

Shoe horns help preserve the shape of the counter and quarter (the parts that often go around your heel) and can be acquired at affordable prices.
Another simple and easy thing you can do is wipe your shoes down after every use with a towel or brush. It will help keep them free of dust and dirt and can help take out minor stains and scuffs. Additionally, on leather shoes this can help maintain the shine of the leather.

If your shoes are made of leather they will, from time to time, need more than just a simple wipe down. Leather needs to be conditioned, moisturized and polished to help prolong its life. You can do this yourself, or you can have someone do it for you. Patent leather and suede do not need to be polished.

Suede cannot be polished or wiped down. Instead, brush it off using a stiff bristled brush. Suede can also be protected and cleaned more thoroughly using certain solutions when needed.
Shoe Care
Do no drive in your heels! Simple. The stress that driving in high heels puts on the heel is terrible for your shoes. I also cannot imagine that it is comfortable in the least.

That closet floor looks so good with all of your shoes strewn about. But it looks so much better when they are organized. A simple shoe rack will help keep your shoes more organized and protect them from unnecessary abuse. Alternatively, you could store them in shoe bags or shoe boxes.

Shoe care should not just focus on the upper of a shoe. The sole is also important. If your heels (or other shoes) are leather soled, affixing a thin rubber sole can help extend their lifespan as well as give them more traction in inclement weather and slippery bar floors.
Water, snow, and especially road salt are all bad for shoes. Do what you can to limit your exposure to these hazards.

Those little rubber tips on the end of your heels are God’s gift to hardwood floors. Without them the metal of the heel digs into even the hardest of hardwoods. Keep those tips on if at all possible, and replace them when worn — they can also affect the comfort of your heels.

This point focuses more on saving your feet rather than your shoes. But all shoes take time to break in; sometimes it helps to wear them around the house for a few hours before wearing them to work for a full day or out for a night. Your feet will thank you in the morning.

The logic is rather simple. Spend a few hundred shillings on a pair of shoes, why not take care of them? It will only take a few extra seconds when putting your shoes on and taking them off; which in the long run could extend the life of your shoes by months, if not years. Which will, over time, save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Have a story? We would love to hear and share it on this blog and other platforms! Talk to us through Facebook, Twitter or email.

Something New: For the Free, Feel-Good Fashionistas

PataPata embodies fun, vibrancy and the spontaneous way of African life. Originally known for the flip flops we all own, and love. PataPata is now on a mission: To spread the feel-good African spirit all around the world with high quality rubber and bright, joyful designs.

In comes the ASHANTI!

These new fashion PataPata, are here to celebrate Africa, with a colourful, African bead-stone, and the good feeling that defines us, with colourful, soft and comfy straps and sole (that’s the body of a flip flop).

Add instant joy to your feet with comfort and happiness.


Like PataPata on Facebook for more details are exciting stuff.

Now available at a store near you at the perfect price of Sh. 399.

Introducing…BATA CLUB! Get 50 Bonus Points on Registration!

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The long awaited Bata Loyalty Club is here!

Bata has been part of most Kenyan families since 1939,and the steps we have made are entirely attributed to you-our customer. We value you! And so, Bata Club is here to show our appreciation.

We want it to be fun, so:

  • We don’t want you to fill your wallet with cards- your phone is your card and your phone number is your member number.
  • Registration is absolutely free, by dialing *384*2#
  • You get 50 bonus points on registration.
  • You earn 3 points for every Sh. 100 spent.
  • You earn points every time you shop at Bata.
  • You can redeem your points for shoes or other items at your convenience once you hit the minimum points.
  • You get deals specially made for you.
  • You get VIP access to invite-only Club events by Bata.
  • A web portal and phone apps are currently under development-you can check out your points and special deals any time.

Join today!

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How to maintain different types of shoes

We know that you love your shoes and want them to live as long as you do but good things have to be given some TLC. Here are ways to love your foot wear so that they can love you right back.

Leather shoes


Have you ever seen a police officer polish their shoes? If you have not, then here are a few tips.

First and foremost, if the shoes are laced, remove the laces. Wipe the dust with a soft cloth or you can use a brush over the entire shoe surface to remove any loose dirt. For the soles, you might need to do a little more as they are prone to being dirtier yet they are the life of your shoes.

Wipe the sole with a clean dry cloth to remove any loose dirt. Mix a teaspoon of abrasive powder with two teaspoons of water to form a paste. Using a small cleaning brush work the paste into the crevices, ridges and sides of the shoe until the sole is clean. Rinse the soles thoroughly with clean water before drying them with a clean towel or paper towels.

Leave the shoes to air for about 15-20 minutes before polishing them. If you use a brush and shoe polish leave the shoes for a while again to allow the leather to absorb before polishing them again with a clean bush to give them a smooth shiny finish.

The police fasten the process by subjecting the shoes to heat under a candle or lit kerosene.

See: Shoe Care Tips for Leather



They look good and very appealing if taken care of correctly but most people avoid suede shoes because they assume cleaning is a hustle.  Let us see if you will think otherwise after this. If the shoes have general dirtiness or muddiness, allow the shoes to dry.

Use a dry cloth or a suede brush over the entire shoe surface. This will both raise the nap and remove the dirt. Now go over any bad spots with a suede eraser or just the normal eraser which will transfer the spots to the eraser.

If you are to remove water marks, wet the entire shoe with a damp cloth, wipe any excess water off with a sponge. Now you can leave the shoe to dry slowly in an area without direct sunlight or direct heat.

Once dry, brush them with a suede brush to restore the nap. Apply suede protector for protection.

See: How To Clean Your Safari Boots in 4 Easy Steps-Illustrated



We all have canvas shoes and most go wrong when it comes to cleaning and drying them. Some of the most common mistakes include; scrubbing with hard brushes and drying under the sun and direct heat. Here is a new way to clean while preserving your canvas shoes.

First, remove the laces from the shoes and soak them in warm water with mild dish soap. Pick a soft-bristled brush and brush every surface of the shoes to remove dust. Rinse the shoes inside and outside in a sink with warm water. Make a paste of backing soda and water and mix in some mild detergent. Using a soft old toothbrush, use the solution to gently scrub at the canvas.

Once clean rinse well in the sink with cool water. Stuff the shoes with white kitchen tissue or blank newsprint and set them to dry away from direct sunlight or source of heat. Clean the laces gently, rinse them and hang them to dry.

See:How To Keep Your Canvas Shoes From Fading

How to Make your Legs Look Longer

ladies category bannerTruth: Girls love long legs.

If you’re blessed with them, flaunt them. If not, yes – you can still flaunt them! How to make those legs of yours look long? Well, it’s all about the shoes and the clothing. You just need to find what style tricks work best for your body or which patterns create the illusion of elongated legs.

1. Buy shoes with heels of any height, preferably pointy. Heels give you extra height, creating the illusion of an elongated leg. Opt for skinny heels over chunky heels to avoid adding bulk to your foot and lower leg.

2. Match your shoes with your pants or stockings. For example, try wearing a panty hose with black heels. This one-colour look creates a clean line, as the eye travels from the top of your leg straight down to the floor without stopping.

3. Go nude-or dark. Not in the socialite way. :) Get nude coloured shoes. These are shoes that closely blends with the tone of your skin. Or cover your legs with dark colours. Black and other muted shades have a slimming effect, and wearing them on your legs will make your legs look more slender, leaner and longer.

@Sh. 2999

@Sh. 2999

4. Look for open-toed or peep-toe shoes. Sandals and open-toed shoes expose more skin on the top of your foot. The more skin you show, the more leg an onlooker’s eye will see. And don’t forget to paint your toe-nails!!

5. Look for ballet flats with a pointed toe. Again, a pointed toe makes your foot look longer, which, in turn, may also help your overall leg look longer.

6. Know the Right Pair of Shoes for You. Whatever shoes you like, better know what clothes to pair it with. For example, jeans are best paired with ankle boots while long skirts look cute with calf length boots. If you have slim calves, try knee-high boots. Basically, the most effective way to elongate your legs is to show skin. That means it is advisable to wear peep toed shoes or flip flop sandals.

Now that we have the feet covered, the infographic below, courtesy of BomPetite, gives you more tips for your outfit:


Smart Tips for Wearing Flip Flops


1. Purchase flip-flops made of high-quality soft material. This minimizes the potential for blisters and other types of irritation. Pata Pata is the best bet, made of especially soft EVA.

IMAG25222. You probably have bought slippers and realize later, that, they are small, but since they are flip flops, you through an arm and say “Ni slippers, haina was”. No! Ensure your foot doesn’t hang off of the edge of the flip-flop. A good fit is vital to healthy feet. Likewise, don’t just slip into an oversized pair with edges that can catch on uneven surfaces and cause you to trip.

3. Perform this test: Gently bend the flip-flop from end to end, ensuring it bends at the ball of the foot. Shoes of any kind should never fold in half. Do not choose flip flops, or any  shoes, that are too flimsy. This minimal flexibility indicates the proper balance, arch support, and alignment for healthy feet.

4.You can do your mtaa rounds, but don’t wear flip-flops while walking long distances. Even the sturdiest flip-flops offer little in terms of shock absorption and arch support.

5. As much as it is tempting-we always find ourselves in the shamba with flip flops-never do outdoor chores while wearing flip-flops. Always wear shoes that fully protect your feet when doing outside activities.

Crespo in flip flops.  Source: Londonist

Crespo in flip flops.
Source: Londonist

6. Don’t play sports in flip-flops. This can lead to twisting of the foot or ankle, as well as sprains and breaks.Buy Power instead. :)

Have you checked out the new Pata Pata? Head over to the official PataPata by Bata page for a glimpse. Hint: Goodies all the time!