Bata South Africa


Founded in 1894, Bata is the worldʼs leading shoemaker by volume, designing stylish and comfortable footwear at surprisingly affordable prices. Bata is a family-owned business serving more than 1 million consumers a day in our 5,300 stores, and producing locally in our 23 Bata-owned manufacturing facilities across five continents.


From Milan to Nairobi, and La Paz to Singapore, we make, market and sell enviable new designs and era-defining classics. As well as being a global brand, we are still a private family business. And weʼre proud to act like one.


Originally, we set out to ʻShoe the Worldʼ. This led us to where we are now: The No. 1 global footwear company and an international fashion icon.

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Step into style with our latest range of boots, sneakers, courts, moccasins, and sandals from @batacomfitsa, now available exclusively at select @miladyssa stores nationwide and online.
Discover our new Naturfit Collection for cloud-like comfort, alongside favourites like the Active Walk, Cushion, and Wellness Collections.
Plus, enjoy eco-friendly packaging with every purchase.

#BataComfitSA #DoLifeWithComfit #batashoes #shopnow #ladiesfashion

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Calling all little explorers! Our @bubblegummers_za brand has launched its AW24 Lead The Way Campaign.

Inspired by the audacious spirit of growing up, Lead the Way inspires children to embrace imagination, play, and discovery with confidence.

From first steps to playground adventures, Bubblegummers is passionate about supporting healthy childhood development in every stride. It’s more than just footwear – it’s an invitation to explore, create, and lead the way towards new discoveries, all while feeling supported and comfortable every step of the way.

Find the Bubblegummers AW24 collection at selected @edgarsfashion stores and online.
Bubblegummers can also be found at @superbalist, @zando.co.za, @thecrosstrainer, and @recessbyshesha.

#Bubblegummers #LeadtheWay #AW24 #childrensfootwear #retail #footwearindustry

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Our Toughees are not just made tough; they’re made to make a difference. We celebrate 70 years of Toughees by embracing KINDNESS, a defining essence of every South African Community 💛 Throughout this year, to say thank to our incredible Toughees community, we will be carrying out 70 random acts of kindness and asking you to join us in making a real impact on people’s lives...because in a world where you can be anything, why not be kind?

#Toughees #70ActsOfKindness #WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement

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This World Water Day, we’re as committed as ever to making water readily available to vulnerable local communities.

Through our Bata Children’s Programme (BCP), as well as our commemorative Toughees 70 Acts of Kindness platinum anniversary celebration, we’ll be donating an additional water storage tank to Gourton Bridge Primary School in Loskop, located close to our KZN manufacturing factory. This follows on from water solutions donated to the school and neighbouring Qhubekani Creche last year.

Together with our local communities, we’re striving to conserve this precious resource, because we know that every drop counts.

#WorldWaterDay #WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement #CorporateSocialResponsibility #Toughees #70ActsofKindness

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With 30,000+ team members of over 55 different nationalities serving in 70 markets, Bata is deeply entrenched in communities across the globe, and social issues and human rights are important to us.

Through initiatives such as our Bata Children’s Programme, we aim to address social challenges and uphold children’s rights to Education, Health & Safety, and essential resources like nutritious food and water. We actively run different initiatives to ensure that our brands play their part in paving the way for our communities to prosper.

As we observe Human Rights Day in South Africa, we remember that every action counts. Let’s all keep playing our part in making basic rights a reality for our local communities.

#WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement #CorporateSocialResponsibility #HumanRightsDay #humanrights #SouthAfrica

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This March, our iconic South African footwear brand, @tomytakkies, hits shelves for the very first time at selected @miladyssa stores nationwide, marking a significant milestone as we kick off Tomy’s 60th anniversary year.
This collaboration is particularly exciting because both Tomy and Miladys are led by inspiring women who are passionate about empowering others. We believe this shared vision will resonate with our customers – stylish women who value both comfort and confidence.
The brand new Tomy AW24 collection - featuring a wide range of classic sneakers, trendy slip-ons, and cosy loafers - offers a touch of Tomy’s unique charm and playful spirit.
Find your perfect pair in-store or online at selected Miladys stores, as well as Tomy’s existing line-up of other esteemed retail partners.

#Tomy #TomyTakkies #Miladys #AW24 #Womenswear #Fashion #SouthAfrica #Anniversary #Partnership #retail #footwearindustry #womensfashion

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Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season to our amazing customers, employees, partners, and our global Bata Group family!
May this holiday season bring you all joy, peace, and moments of pure delight.
Here’s to a fantastic 2024 for all!

#BataOneTeam #WeAreBata #HappyHolidays

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This holiday season, @tomytakkies is challenging friends and followers to gift local and support some incredible woman entrepreneurs!

For Tomy, women empowerment isn`t just a slogan, it`s a core value. Tomy proudly donates a portion of every sale to initiatives supporting women and girls in South Africa. The brand also regularly spotlights female-driven businesses, and Tomy’s #12DaysOfGifting campaign on social media is doing just that!
From December 1st to 12th, Tomy is highlighting 12 inspiring women-led South African brands and supporting their businesses by giving away some of their beautiful, locally-made items (along with some Tomy sneakers!) to lucky winners.

Curious to know more about these local powerhouses and their businesses? Head over to our Tomy blog to read more and perhaps even find the perfect gift for your loved ones: https://bit.ly/3ReVHR3

Featuring: @handpicked_baskets @suikerbosjewellery_ @carlitahearts @passionfruitceramics @lumiere_by_casey_jeanne @shop_spases @ritualsoap.co.za @happillama_kids @saintvieve @mhudi_wines @chillichocolatechefs @homeartistza

#TomyTakkies #12DaysOfGifting

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