Be on the look out ladies! From our leather factory in Limuru , we bring you a fresh new range of boots which are part of our known and loved brand – Safari.
This exciting range of ladies Safari is coming to a Bata shop near you towards the end of August.
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Bring out your adventurous side with the boots that say you know Africa!
What we are shouting about this week is the new Gideon canvas boot!
Click here to see what the hype is about!
the raw material...
- The product. : Gideon (Article 809-6599)
Now available in Bata stores at only Kshs. 1399. And it comes in checked gray too.
Today the 12th of July 2011 we mark the 79th anniversary of the passing on of Bata Shoe company founder Mr. Tomas Bata who died at the age of 56 in a plane crash.
Reads a website dedicated to the Bata founder http://www.batamemories.org.uk ; “…..Tomas Bata was born in 1876 and started life as a poor boy but he did not dream of making millions, he seemed, rather to be obsessed with the idea of helping his country and his people. In the young Bata there quickly ripens the wish and the determination to achieve something. He is a shoemaker – a practical man, but with a power of imagination amounting to genius. Thomas has visions of colossal factories, with the most modern machinery, installed in airy workshops, and a system of the most modern factory-hygiene.”
Born in a family of shoe makers, Tomas Bata started the business in Zlin in 1894 and today it has spread to 5 continents around the world.
Click here to read some quotes by this legendary entrepreneur
and a little more about Bata History
We salute this great man whose legacy still lives on…
“A customer’s order is sacred.” - Tomas Bata
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We are introducing a new range of men’s canvas shoes. The first batch was released from the factory and should be in stores by next week – the last week of May. They come various colors and designs and in both lace-up and slip-on versions.
“How come I only see the ‘nice shoes’ in the papers?”
This is an outcry we hear sometimes from our customers. Mostly they are referring to our ads that we often run in the leading newspapers featuring what is new in stores. And sometimes they may not find the shoes in the adverts at their favorite Bata shop.
The thing is, our merchandise is distributed to shops depending the type of shop/store. Our stores are categorized in four main categories : Flagship stores, city stores , family stores and finally Miniprices.
The the merchandise found in these shops may therefore differ in variety, depending on the categorization of the shop.
However, you will notice that we are expanding into most towns in the country and are also re-categorizing some stores and as a result re-allocating a wider variety of merchandise to them. Plans are underway for example, to re-categorize our Bata shop in Nakumatt Meru from Family to City and what this means is that a wider and more exciting variety of shoes will soon be available for our customers around that area.
So what we are saying to our customers especially upcountry is : we hear you and are looking into ways of meeting your needs even better.
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You might have noticed a new range of Power shoes on the New Arrivals stand in some of our stores. We are introducing for the first time, Power Golf Shoes. These shoes come spiked to help maintain your traction yet, the spikes are made of plastic making them friendlier to the greens.Retailing at Kshs. 4599 a pair, the shoes are currently available at selected stores including :
Nairobi : Bata Hilton, Bata Sarit, Bata 680, Bata Westgate, Bata Alibhai Shariff on Kimathi strt, New Kenshoes on Moi Avenue, the newly opened Bata La Galleria, and Bata Karen.
Mombasa – Bata Mombasa 1, Bata Marikiti and Bata Nakumatt Nyali.
Nakuru - Bata Nakuru 2
Kisumu – Bata Kisumu 2 which was recently re-opened.
On a pilot project, we have introduced the new Safari Slip-On to just a few of our stores.
The Safari Slip-On is a flavor of the all time favorite Bata Safari Boot brand which consists of leather shoes mainly for all leisure walking lovers, seeking for comfort and durability in tropical weather. Safari shoes come in a supple and soft hunting calf suede uppers.
You may view our whole Safari Range here.
Let us know what you think about the new Safari slip-on range now available in only a few of our stores in limited quantities and which for this reason, we have not yet included in our web catalogue.