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12:00 AM, May 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 21, 2019

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Let’s talk shoes: Let’s talk Bata

What is new in men’s fashion, especially casual foot wear?

As far as men’s casual footwear are concerned, we are offering both leather and synthetic. Considering the trend, we brought the lightweight white outsole in combination of high neck leather upper and also smart casual like brogue leather upper with bi-colour TPR casual outsole. This leather collection is available at Tk 3,999 to Tk 4,999.

Apart from this, we are also offering the fresh, new, stylish and premium Red Label collection, where trendy upper material like knit, mesh and printed designs, combined with lightweight outsoles have been developed. These are available at Tk 4,999 to Tk 6,999.

Any special deals or offers for Eid?

Our new Bata Flexible Collection, only for Eid, in both formal and casual styles, brings ultra-flexibility which will allow 50 percent more flexing than any other shoe. This collection is offered at Tk 3,599 to Tk 3,999.

Black Oxfords have always been a classic. Is there anything apart from Oxfords in the formal shoes segment?

“The legend is Back!” Under the Ambassador brand, we are offering a wide range of elegant and stylish dress shoes. You will find all styles favoured by gentlemen, with intricate designs detailed with hand finish.

In terms of dress shoes, double strap premium Monk shoe is here. In addition, Derby, specifically in the elegant and hand-made clear-cut Camel brown version, is spectacular.

This whole range of Ambassadors are offered at Tk 11,999-13,999.

Any special sandals to pair with panjabis, Kabulis, and sherwanis?

Eid is our biggest festival and we prefer to wear our traditional outfits like panjabis, kabulis and sherwanis.

Considering this, we are going to launch a special range of sandals in different designs like flip-flops, slip-ons, sling backs, and fisherman collection — which can be nicely paired with our traditional outfits.

This collection features textured leather with exclusive hand finish, scoopy comfortable footbed, and light weight outsole with trendy ethnic design. You will find style, comfort and premium quality in all Men’s Summer collection offered by Bata, Bata Comfit, HP, and Scholl brands.

What is a Moccassino? How popular is it with Bangladeshi men?  Any special deals?

Well, Moccassino is a brand of Bata. Actually, it deals with the Moccasin and loafer shoe styles. As Moccassino is a slip-on design, it provides the maximum ease to wear, and is indeed the most comfortable style for men’s shoe. It is very popular in our country.

For Eid, we are offering our premium finish Moccassinos, in fine grade leather, hand-finish and with super grip, with TPR outsole.

Bata has always led the fore-front in women’s foot wear. What is special for the ladies for the upcoming Eid?

This year, we have launched two more premium ranges, Bata Flexible, and Bzees. These would be something new in our collection. These are special for the super flexible and lightweight outsole, with trendy and comfortable upper.

Additionally, we have a wide range of flats and heels at Bata, Bata Insolia, Bata Red Label, and Marie Claire brands. Bata Comfit is another popular brand where you can find new designs of comfort shoes.

Moreover, we have new Eid collection in Naturaliser, and Hush Puppies brands.

Closed shoes are not too popular with Bengali women. What’s the benefit of wearing closed shoes? Can they be paired with the regular sari?

Now, closed shoes are becoming popular with Bengali women as well. Lots of women now prefer closed shoes for their daily lives, with both casual and formal attire. Closed shoes are safer than any other styles for our feet; it’s comfortable, durable, and trendy, and also protects our feet from scratches, pressure and sunlight.

It’s very common to wear heels with saris. Ladies are now pairing high-heel pumps with their saris and it has become a popular trend. Keeping this in mind, we also create our collections with different heel heights and designs in closed shoes. Some are with stones with high heels, some have prints with commercial kitten heels, some are with block heels with a formal look and some are flats with basic designs.

Bata promotes stilettos, wedges to pumps and dress sandals. What is the special collection for Eid this year? What’s trending most? Are there and any special deals? 

Like every year, we have tried to incorporate a wide range of collection in terms of heel heights and trendy shoes in every brands. Marie Claire with Ortholite foot bed is something new we are doing this year. It gives you fashion with better comfort. This summer, floral range in our fashion brand, like Marie Claire and Red Label, are trending the most.

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