When Bata Shoes launched in the Philippines in 2016, many were under the impression that the label was homegrown. For one, “bata” is a Filipino word for child; for another, it was local retail giant, SM Retail that brought in the brand.
Here, we list down five facts about Bata Shoes.
Bata Shoes was established in Czechoslovakia in 1894.
The brand has been around for more than 120 years. Bata Shoe Company is a family-owned business founded in 1894. It was established by siblings Tomáš, Anna and Antonín BaÅ¥a – the eighth generation of Bata family shoemakers – in the rural town of Zlín, Czechoslovakia.
Bata Shoes has 5300 stores in more than 70 countries across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Bata enjoys a long history as a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality footwear, and proudly serves some one million customers each day. Interestingly, the company offers shoe styles based on the needs and desires of their customers in their local markets.
Bata Shoes sells 60 million pairs of shoes per year.
It is one of the largest footwear manufacturers in Europe. The company’s rapid expansion from the time it was established can be attributed to the standard of quality Bata Shoes has set based on superior products, value for money, and unparalleled service. It has also sponsored several international sporting events that led to a much wider selection of styles.
Bata Insolia offers comfortable heels at friendly price points.
These heels are made for walking and we can attest to that! Bata has a patented Insolia Weight Shifting High Heel technology that reduces foot pressure, improves posture, and extends comfortable wear time three times longer.
I wore a new pair—yes, without breaking it in—to my long haul flight and the experience was entirely painless. As if it can’t get any better—the heels are quite affordable.
Its manifesto promotes individuality and being comfortable with yourself.
“Me and Comfortable With It” aims to strengthen one’s confidence and encourages diversity. Bata Shoes wishes to fight prejudices and stereotypes by turning the spotlight on those who break the mold and those who choose to live life in their own way rather than being mere passengers in somebody else’s world.
Bata Shoes is located in SM Megamall, SM Store Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Fairview, SM City Bacoor, and Robinsons Magnolia.