Bata shoes is connected to Zlin, and these 2 students are from Zlin. Maria is my adult ESOL student. Her husband attends another class. They came to visit and I told them to pick my plums. We talked about Zlin and Bata shoes. I said I hankered for Bata shoes when I was little. We laughed. Now, we don't want Bata shoes.
This is what I wear now, a tone walker shoe.
Zlín (Czech pronunciation: [zliːn]; German: Zlin), from 1949 to 1990 Gottwaldov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɡotvaldof]), is a city in the Zlín Region, southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic, on the Dřevnice River. The development of the modern city is closely connected to the Bata Shoes company. Due to Bata's managerial excellence Zlín became famous for the company's extraordinary social scheme developed after the First World War and its modernist urbanism.