Counting Losses: Stinking Shoe From Bata Shoe Company That Cost Me

By Soko Directory Team / Published December 25, 2019 | 9:25 am





The idea of owning a new pair of shoes is one that has always put me in good moods and its almost a decade now since my feet developed a relationship with Bata Shoe Company that I would term amazing until recently.

The crush I had on shoes manufactured and sold by Bata Shoe Company started way back in Primary School when I walked barefoot past pupils who attended academies or rather Privately owned schools, it is sad that my heart was to later be crushed so tragically.

As I approached upper classes in Primary School, I owned my first pair of Bata Shoes, it was the Ngoma rubbers that meant the World and I could wait for schools to reopen despite them marching the bar set by the pupils from private schools.

The new Bata Ngoma rubber Shoes propelled confidence in me that reflected in my academics almost instantly which is why breaking up with Bata Shoes is so difficult today.

The Ngoma rubber shoes would keep my legs safe to church and school and must be noted I stood out and seemed neater even when my hallux and index toes began protruding outside which is why I fail to understand why the quality is failing.

Stinking Bata Shoe

The rains have been pouring and I noticed my shoes were not drying as often prompting me to visit Bata Shoe Company Shop at Garden City located along Thika road superhighway if I had any idea what I was getting into id have instead turned to watch a movie at ShowMax instead.

Being a rainy season, I settled for a loafer which I found very comfortable, paid the required 2400 shillings marked as 2399 shilling and walked a proud owner, little did I know my pride would soon turn to embarrassment.

Just like in Primary School, I wore my new Bata loafer shoe on Monday as I could not wait and when the day progressed without any of my colleagues noticed how nice my feet looked, I asked how she liked the new pair.

My colleague asked me to remove the Bata loafer shoe as she inspected it while commenting on how comfortable it looked, I removed it for her to a closer look and bad smell that emitted not only caught me by surprise but embarrassed me thoroughly.

The shoe bought from Bata

I was at a loss of words trying to explain how my new Bata Shoe smelled yet I have never had a feet problem as she gave the ‘Yea right’ look.

My feet felt sweaty and I removed my Bata loafers hoping the ugly smell would stop after minutes of airing but that never happened.

I googled on how to stop my Bata loafers from smelling like a dead animal and tried different home remedies from ginger to baby powder but nothing was working.

On my third day of wearing my loafer Bata Shoe, I realized the nasty smell was the least of my worries, the shoe was peeled and almost fully detaching from the sole, that crushed the last hope I had of managing my already hurt relationship with Bata Shoe Company.

It is crucial to support our own industries but it is wrong to support mediocrity as the parent is expected to discipline the child, it is also our responsibility to correct our own which is why I must conclude by saying ‘Bata Shoe Company, Shape up or Shape Out’.




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