Welcome To The Sunny Side Of Life

With the sun outside, now is the perfect time to adorn you favorite sandals show some legs, and stand out. Sandals are not only stylish, but they offer comfort too. We will demonstrate to you how to wear your sandals for various occasions and still remain stylish and chic.

Beach Glamour

Pair your stylish sandals with a pair shorts,white vest, and transform yourself into an effortlessly stylish beach goddess  within an instant.


Beach Glamour















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Casual  Chic

Sandals are the ideal footwear choice for weekends that you want to relax your feet after a busy week in heels.Throw on a pair of skinny jeans, blouse, Bata Sandals and you are good to go.
















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Maxi Diva

Sandals make a great  combo with a maxi dress topped with the right accessory for a Sunday fun day.  Such an outfit can take you from church, to brunch with girlfriends, to even coffee with your special one.

Maxi Goddess















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Preppy Diva

Contrary to what most ladies believe, sandals are a perfect wear for the office.Worn rightly, sandals may just become your favorite office shoes during summer.

Preppy Diva














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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

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 @  eshop.kenya@bata.com. We look forward to hear from you  :-D

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Tommy Takkies

Three Words to describe Tomy Takkies, Stylish! Comfortable! and Affordable! Where else can you get such as a bargain! Tomy 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 TomyTakkies looks from fans around the world, but with Tomy your style options are limitless…


1) For the African Divas..

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Courtesy of Tomy Takkies

2) For  Cool Beez   8-)

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Courtesy of Tomy Takkies

3)  For the Fashionistas….

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Courtesy Of Tomy Takkies

4)  For the Rock Stars… :twisted:

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Courtesy Of Tomy Takkies

4) Rock them with your shorts…

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Courtesy of Tomy Takkies


We repeat style options with Tomy Takkies are LIMITLESS

Get Your Self a Pair of Tomy Today by;

  • Ordering online through Bata Home Delivery; batakenya.com
  • Calling Us/ Whatsapp - Call 0 7 2 6 – 6 6 8 9 4 1 / 0 2 0 – 2 5 9 2 9 4 8.
  •  E-mailing us- on bata.homedelivery at bata.com. 
  •  Reaching us on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this Blog  

Share with us your Tomy Takkies Look  with #Tomyeveryday…. 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.

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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!

#MyBataStory: It’s Purple and Royal

Keziah Kabutu matched her purple Premium Safari Boots with purple and black, and this was the magnificent result!

In her words:

“Everyday is a work Safari.Today, I honor the work man ship that went into the making this Purple Safari Boot.It kept my feet warm as I went about my days work. #mysafaristory, @BataKenya

What’s your story? Send it in via Facebook, Twitter, or the Comment box below and we will gratefully share!

What’s new this week?

Your Marie Claires are like your best friend; they understand you, they’re happy to accompany you wherever you may go, and they’ll help you look your best all day and night.

And there is a new collection, now available Online with Free Home Delivery and at a store near you!


  • Get them at a Bata store near you.
  • Buy directly from our website  - Go to www.batakenya.com , click on what you want and add to cart..with Free Home/Office Delivery.
  • Order by e-mail – E-mail us on bata.homedelivery at bata.com with your order.
  • Order by phone - Call 0726668941 / 020–2592948.
  • Order via social media – Contact us with your order through any of our social media channels especially ( Twitter , Facebook or this blog) and we will be happy to process it.

Winners of the TJ Bata Legacy Award Announced


Bata Shoe Foundation announced the winners of the inaugural T.J. Bata Legacy Award at a colourful, packed reception at at the Sankara Hotel in Nairobi on 28th May 2015. The Award, established to commemorate the values of Thomas J. Bata, celebrates and supports young East African entrepreneurs who are committed to the concept of responsible business, as Thomas J. Bata was throughout his career. The event was attended by representatives from various professional organizations, the judging panelists, Bata Kenya management and members of the media.

The winner, STAWI Foods and Fruits, received a $15,000 Award from the Foundation.  STAWI is a Kenyan company that combats agricultural waste from foods such as bananas, by processing perishable fruits, grains, and cereals into gluten free flour.

The Foundation also recognized two runners up, who each received $5,000.  Runner-up GreenChar, also from Kenya, produces briquettes made from recycled sugar cane husks that are nearly smokeless, more energy dense and longer lasting than wood and coal. Runner-up KARIBU Solar from Tanzania provides a solar-energy business in a box that provides a safer, cheaper, healthier alternative to kerosene.

The program included a welcome address by Alberto Errico, Managing Director of Bata Kenya, who talked about the legacy that Thomas J. Bata left for those who would continue to run the Bata Shoe Organization after him.  He said the award was part of a bigger process to change the world through youth-ran enterprise.  He gave the example of Limuru Town which developed around the Bata Limuru factory saying it was a testament that businesses can change communities.

One of the judges from the finalist round of the competition, Mutuma Marangu, who is a Director of Green Resources AS, spoke directly to the entrepreneurs.  He shared his view on the importance of responsible business, and outlined key advice on succeeding as a responsible entrepreneur.  Mr. Marangu urged the youth to serve their communities even as they strived to make profit.

The keynote speaker was Prof.  Judith Bahemuka, Chancellor of the University of Etihad, former High Commissioner to Canada, former Ambassador to Cuba, and UNESCO Chair at the University of Nairobi.  She spoke as a friend of the Bata family, and as someone who knew and experienced the spirit of service that Thomas J. Bata embodied throughout his life.

“Entrepreneurship is about giving without expecting to receive back. TJ Bata reached out to other entrepreneurs who became discouraged by circumstances and helped them. Will you?” She posed.

The Thomas J. Bata Legacy Award welcomed young entrepreneurs from throughout East Africa to submit their business ideas to the competition starting in November 2014.  From over 100 eligible submissions, five finalists were chosen by a jury of local business experts.  Each finalist was matched with a mentor and asked to develop a proposal for the Bata Shoe Foundation outlining how the Bata Legacy Award would help them to grow their business and increase their impact on their community.  A panel of international judges reviewed these proposals and selected a winner and two runners up.


Click here to read more about the 5 Bata Legacy Award finalists


How to Find Proper Fitting Shoes for Your Child

bbg BannerWhile purchasing clothing for children is mainly a cosmetic pursuit, the shoes you choose for children can affect their overall health. Shoes affect their balance and alignment, and improperly fitted shoes can lead to lifelong health problems.

Once your child starts getting around on her own two feet, the absolute best shoes for her are no shoes at all: When she’s barefoot, her tiny toes can grip the floor, giving her stability and toe muscles.But since her feet will need to be protected when she’s outside, and they are growing anyway, here are some key things to know about buying toddler shoes.

Helpful-Kids-Shoe-Shopping-Tips_540The best shoes for toddlers are all about fit, form, and function, not fashion.

  • Children’s Feet Change With Age. Shoe and sock sizes may change every few months as a child’s feet grow.
  • Shoes That Don’t Fit Properly Can Aggravate the Feet. Always measure a child’s feet before buying shoes, and watch for signs of irritation.
  • Never Hand Down Footwear. Just because a shoe size fits one child comfortably doesn’t mean it will fit another the same way. Also, sharing shoes can spread fungi like athlete’s foot and nail fungus.
  • Examine the Heels. Children may wear through the heels of shoes quicker than outgrowing shoes themselves. Uneven heel wear can indicate a foot problem that should be checked by a podiatrist.
  • Take Your Child Shoe Shopping. Every shoe fits differently. Letting a kid have a say in the shoe buying process promotes healthy foot habits down the road.
  • Always Buy for the Larger Foot. Feet are seldom precisely the same size.
  • Buy Shoes That Do Not Need a “Break-In” Period. Shoes should be comfortable immediately. Also make sure to have your kid try on shoes with socks or tights, if that’s how they’ll be worn.

Sources & More Tips: apma.org | whattoexpect.com |

World Earth Day: Leaving a Lighter Footprint

It is World Earth Day, and as every Bata shoe moves from an idea, to sourcing materials, manufacture, distribution, sale, use and re-use or recycling we think, act and operate in sustainable, socially and environmentally responsible ways.

One of the strongest pillars that Bata is built on is “Leaving a Lighter Footprint on Earth”. We wish to leave the environment better than we met it…through our shoes, the materials and industrial processes that we use, our constructions-all our operations have the environment at heart.

Check out the Bata Life website for insight on Bata’s Sustainability initiatives.

Bata Kenya is at the forefront of ensuring this, through, among other projects; this:

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How to Take Care of your Leather Shoes this Rainy Season

It is raining in Limuru! Raining hard in the last two weeks. Bet it is also raining where you are. The streets, the grass, the pavements are wet, and our shoes are undergoing a war of sorts-keeping your feet comfortable and warm, while withstanding the elements being thrown at them.

But, are you returning the favour? Are we taking care of our shoes as they do, our feet? Or, at the end of the season, will we see leather shoes like this:


Leather footwear can manage tens of thousands of flexes. A persistently wet and dried shoe will only last a fraction of these uses.

Leather is nothing but animal skin which is made up of fat and proteins can only retain a set amount of moisture after being cured and tanned. The fibers that criss-cross each other in the hide, give leather its unique strength, but are also very susceptible to drying out and cracking if not treated with care.

Water can and will destroy the suppleness of your shoe’s leather. Water warps the shape of the shoe in an undesirable way. And water cracks your shoes.

Here are some tips on keeping your leather in tip-top condition in this weather:

  • Never wear your new shoes in the rain until they have been worn about 3 or 4 times. They need to be broken in slowly, rather than taken straight into the war front :)
  • If your shoes do get wet, put newspaper. Let them dry at room temperature for at least 48 hours before you wear them again. Wick off the water right away or use a dry rag or towel if available to wipe off the water. Pull the moisture from the inside of the shoe. This can be done with newspaper or a small dry towel. The key is to draw the moisture out, so every hour or so replace the moist paper with dry paper. Depending on the extent of the soaking, this could take from two hours to two days.Wet sole leather will wear out twice as quickly as dry sole leather.
  • If you are walking through wet surfaces, it is really important you treat your leather with care immediately you reach your destination. A simple, brisk wipe off will suffice.
  • If you live in salty areas like Mombasa, have you noticed your leather shoes get a whitish stain? That’s salt, and it is hard to remove. Wiping your shoes off immediately you get inside will prevent this.
  • Despite what you might think, leaving your shoes next to a heat source only makes the problem worse. Let them dry slowly at room temperature. If you heat them you will cause the moisture to leave too quickly and greatly increase the chance of the leather cracking. Cracked leather cannot be repaired.
  • Wipe down your leather shoes after walking through the slush!
  • Polish your shoes regularly. Polish them with plenty of polish and allow them to sit with the polish on as long as possible. Ideally let the polish stay on overnight. Make sure you get plenty of polish into the welt and the crack between the upper and the sole.
  • Conditioning and polishing the leather will help keep your shoes in tip-top shape and ready for whatever you throw at it. Think of it like moisturizing your skin after showering. If you don’t moisturize, you dry out, skin gets rough and cracked, etc. Your leather shoes work the same way.

Rainy Weather bonus

Wear good shoes – Be sure your shoes/boots are not only suitable for what you are doing, but also for the conditions you will or could encounter. Choose styles which are warm, breathable, and are waterproof.

Layer appropriately – Don’t assume that wearing extra socks will keep your feet warmer. Layering socks can be too much of a good thing, especially if you tend to have sweaty feet. Over layering your socks can cause your feet to overheat and sweat, which means you now have a wet sock, which can actually end up making your feet colder..and smellier.

Look good!- Rain doesn’t give you a license to look all grumpy and sore. You can dress for the rainy weather and look magnificent at it! Check out this article by blogger stylifiq on how to look hip in boots.

Wear boots-They cover the ankles well. :)

Pic/content courtesy: Real Men Style


The Largest Bata Super-Store Now Open, Officially.

Bata Shoe Organization CEO, Mr. Jack Clemmons cuts the tape to officially open Bata MBK. He is flanked by, from left, Bata Kenya's FD, RK Gupta, Bata Shoes COO, Jorge Carbajal, Nairobi County's Anna Othoro, Bata Kenya MD, Alberto Errico, Merchandising Director, Agnes Murila, Retail Manager, Rajat Saxena and Bata Africa MD, Hernan Vizcaya.

Bata Shoe Organization CEO, Mr. Jack Clemmons cuts the tape to officially open Bata MBK. He is flanked by, from left, Bata Kenya’s FD, RK Gupta, Bata Shoes COO, Jorge Carbajal, Nairobi County’s Anna Othoro, Bata Kenya MD, Alberto Errico, Merchandising Director, Agnes Murila, Retail Manager, Rajat Saxena and Bata Africa MD, Hernan Vizcaya.

The largest Bata store in Africa, Bata MBK, was officially opened on Thursday, 22nd January 2015 in a pompous event attended by Bata Shoes Organization’s top executives, Bata Kenya’s management and officiated by County Executive in charge of Trade, Industrialization, Co-operative Development & Tourism Ms. Anna Othoro.

Bata MBK is now the largest Bata store in Africa and one of a kind in the world. As you go up the steps into the store, a new world starts opening. The first thing that strikes you is the size- this is, practically, a mall of shoes and accessories. A whole 12,000 square ft set on two floors!

The colours, lighting and the whole decor is like nothing you have seen in Kenya, actually Africa, before. The kids run between the isles and up the escalators in excitement, to the children’s play area, leaving you to “wow” and “aah” at the collection.

There is a large collection of Bata shoes you have never seen elsewhere. And then there are renowned international brands in the house: Nike, Clarks, Skechers, Adidas, Puma and Naturalizer.

Check out the photos:


Brogues and When to Wear Them.

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The Brogue is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations and/or serration along the pieces’ visible edges.

Undoubtedly one of the most easily recognized shoe styles, the brogue is a footwear classic. Comfortable, durable and timeless, the pattern of holes has a practical purpose – to speed up the drying process when wet.

How and When to wear Brogues

A full brogue would formally not be considered the proper shoe to wear with a three piece pin-stripe suit, whereas a quarter brogue in black or oxblood makes for a perfect business shoes. Here is how to wear brogues, based on the occasion:

  • Source: FashionCadet

    Always bear in mind that a shoe is less formal the more broguing it has and vice versa. As such, full brogues are perfect when combined with anything related to more casual attire, and semi brogues in a darker brown color are very versatile and can be worn with sport coats and brown suits.

  • Brogues are never appropriate for very formal events, or with dark three piece business suits.
  • When worn as a dress shoe with a suit, it is better to opt for either half brogues or quarter brogues as they are not too elaborate and maintain the formality of the outfit. A full brogue is mostly too casual for a formal suit.
  • On other semi – formal occasions where a suit is not required and where a blazer or a sports coat the semi-brogue makes for an ideal choice. It maintains just the right amount of formality and casualness.
  • In a casual setting the brogue can be paired with jeans, chinos, and most other casual trousers. Slimmer fitting trousers that show a small bit of ankle also work well, as they show off the decorative nature of the shoe; a checked shirt will do great.
  • Of course, if you work at a bank, law firm, or a similar white collar job, go with black quarter brogues. If you are kind of in between, suede full or half brogue in various shades of brown are appropriate.

What to avoid:


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Because brogues have become so popular for formal and casual styles, there isn’t a lot you can do wrong. But there are a few key points to consider.

  • Trousers that are quite baggy don’t work well with any dress shoe, and a brogue is no exception. Cargo trousers can be worn with brogues, but it is essential they aren’t too big; if they are, the wearer will look like they have tiny titsy feet.
  • As with anything to do with fashion, colours are important. Tan brogues go well with navy outfits, black brogue work well as part of work suit and for colourful brogues, try and coordinate with your accessories.

Every man should have at least one pair of brogue shoes and once you increase the number of shoes in your collection, probably half of your shoes or more will have some sort of broguing. If versatility is your goal, the darker semi brogue is probably the way to go but a lighter brown will also work with many outfits.

Brogues’ classic style lets move from the office to the pub without missing a beat.

Sources: Gentleman’s Gazette | Bata.com | Samuel Windsor