For a brand over a century years old, there is no doubt that global footwear giant Bata possessed an extensive library of extraordinary stories — and shoes — to speak of and show off. With the fashion crowd’s growing affection for modern takes on heritage designs in recent years, it was only a matter of time before Bata tapped into its massive archive of shoes to launch the Bata Heritage collection.
Established in 2014 in conjunction with its 120th anniversary, the Bata Heritage collection pays homage to Bata’s most iconic shoes: the Bata Tennis, Bata Bullets, and Bata Safari. These icons were given a makeover through various designer and brand collaborations, the first being the limited edition Bata Tennis x Comme des Garcons and the latest being the Bata Tennis x AstroBoy. They retail in selected concept stores (the likes of Colette in Paris, Drake General Store in Canada, and Actually in Singapore) around the world, all branded with — you've guessed it — a stamp of cool.