Ah, yes. The quintessential back-to-school staple — Bata shoes. We’ve worn our fair share of their white canvas kickers throughout our schooling days, and chances are, you have too. This March, get ready for a heady dose of nostalgia as the brand partners up with another timeless favourite to bring you the Coca-Cola x Bata Heritage SS19 Capsule Collection.
Timeless Tennis Shoes
What do a beverage and a footwear retailer have in common? They’re both very much iconic. The Bata Tennis shoe has been a schoolyard mainstay since 1936, when it was manufactured for school children. The classic design has kept kickin’ till this day, and now meets Coca-Cola’s trademark red and white colours in an array of brilliantly fun designs. We are loving the fresh styles, featuring various plays on the Coca-Cola logo in red/white colourways, topped off with the characteristic white Bata Tennis shoe toe cap and rubber outsole.
Take a look at the Coca-Cola spin on the Bata Tennis shoe:
Not Just For Ballers
First introduced in 1972 as a basketball shoe, Bata Hotshots took off when the rock legend Kurt Cobain was spotted sporting these, back in Nirvana’s prime. The capsule collection brings them to you in several styles and colours, with the Bata Hotshots x Coca Cola International featuring a white base dotted with signature red Coca Cola logos in a myriad of languages. A cheeky interpretation comes in the form of Bata Hotshots x Coca Cola The Real Thing, with the infamous tagline “The Real Thing” on the side of the sole, accompanied by off-white laces.
See more of the Hotshots:
Whether you’re looking for that go-to shoe or just to add a bit of fun to your footwear, Bata Heritage X Coca Cola is a nostalgic take on two well-loved family brands, with peppy graphic shoes that will take you from sunrise to sundown.
The Coca-Cola + Bata Heritage SS19 capsule will be available exclusively at VivoCity and Peninsula Plaza as a limited edition collection from 15 March 2019. bata.com.sg