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!



Photos: Welcome to the New-Look Bata Hilton


Nairobi County Executive for Trade, Industrialization, Co-operative Development & Tourism Ms. Anna Othoro, and Bata Kenya MD Mr. Alberto Errico cut the cake to launch the new look Bata Hilton.

The date is Friday 31st October 2014, the location is Nairobi CBD, Hilton and there is a big occasion. Bata Hilton is being re-opened!

So, what was the fuss about?

Introducing the New Look Bata Hilton!

On the outside:

IMG_3383IMG_3396Let’s look inside:

Have you visited? What do you think about the new look?

Mr. T.G Bata’s Visit To Kenya

Mr. T.G Bata, the Bata Shoe Company Group Chairman and grandson to the founder, visited Bata Kenya between 14th and 17th October 2013.

During his visit he commissioned two new machines in the factory and held several interactive sessions with different groups in the organization including young talent in the company , store staff and frontline managers who shared with him their experiences , challenges and objectives. On his part , Mr. Bata shared with them the Group vision of the company in line with people development, and encouraged them to work smart for success. Further he talked about the opportunities that abound especially in the the digital arena and offered suggestions on how the company can seize such opportunities.

A store visit to several Nairobi shops and a press interview with leading media , concluded his visit.

Check out some of the photos :

“World Class Customer Care”

There is nothing as inspiring to an organization as a satisfied customer. Especially when the customer takes time off to write a note of thanks for good service.

Now, there are several ways you can enjoy the Bata customer experience~ We are on Facebook, Twitter, This Blog, on phone ( 0 2 0 2 5 9 2 9 4 8 / 0 7 2 6 – 6 6 8 9 4 1) and, as always, you can visit any Bata shop near you.

Jay’s story:

Mr. Jay Maina had called from Sweden requesting to know if two pairs of shoes could be delivered to his parents in Kiserian in the outskirts of Nairobi during Easter.

He had made payment online and requested if the shoes could be picked from a Bata store by his Father Mr. John Maina on 30th March.

This was successfully organized by the Bata Home sales team together with with the Bata Maasai Mall staff and indeed Mr. John Maina picked the shoes on the said date from Bata Maasai Mall. Mr. Jay Maina was very pleased  :

From: jaykmaina
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2013 4:38 AM
Subject: SV: Order 10120_ _9

Dear Bata Online Sales team ,

Thank you so much for the assistance….that was 1st class customer care!


You might be far from home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send your love home by having us deliver Bata shoes and accessories to loved ones.

And we can guarantee, you will have a good story Jay.

Have you tried our BATA HOME (online shopping) service? How has your experience shopping with Bata been? Comment below, or send your story to: customer.service.kenya at

The Joy Of Giving : Natembea

In collaboration with the Gisma Group on the  Natembea Campaign, Bata Kenya recently joined other stake holders on a visit to Kyaume (pronounced Chaume) Primary School is in Tala, Machakos County. Natembea, Swahili for ‘I can walk’ is a campaign whose main objective is reduce the number of people in Africa, who go about their lives, barefoot.

The Campaign Ambassador, Ms. Julie Gichuru was the Guest Of Honor during this event whose highlight was donating shoes to the pupils. 900 pairs of shoes were donated on this day.

Ms. Gichuru helps a girl try on her new shoes.