Footwear takes a bow

lifestyle March 02, 2017 17:30

By The Nation

Arriving in Bangkok just in time summer, popular footwear brand Bata is today unveiling its limited edition Bata Heritage canvas shoes at Siam Discovery.



To bring more style to the feet, the brand has teamed up with French designer Julien David to create the Bata Bullets x Julien David multi-coloured low-top sneakers as a tribute to the NBA team Baltimore Bullets, which made the original Bata Bullet model popular in street fashion. Made with organic cotton canvas for the uppers and lining, David keeps a classic silhouette and gives the shoes a modern look by adding six graphic designs inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa wood print.

Also on sale are the Bata Tennis X Astro Boy canvas shoes featuring prints of the much-loved 1950s manga character Astro Boy, originally created by Osamu Tezuka and now re-rendered by the Japanese designer Ohya-san.

There are three styles: the Atom Born design takes fans back to the day when Astro was created; the Toe Face style has the robot’s half face on the rubber toe cap; and the Flying City theme renders Astro Boy on the side of the shoes. Prices range from Bt2,790 to Bt3,190.

The Bata Heritage collection is only available at Siam Discovery. Check out the BataThailand page on Facebook.