Monday, January 7, 2013

ABC Letter Z: Z for Zlin.

When I was young in Borneo, we mainly wore white made in China canvas shoes. If some one wore Bata shoes, it was liken to wearing a pair of Reebok shoes today.

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]GermanZlin), from 1949 to 1990 Gottwaldov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɡotvaldof]), is a city in the Zlín Region, southeastern MoraviaCzech 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.



Leslie: said...

Gee, I did not know that about Bata shoes - we have lots of those stores here.

abcw team

Chubskulit Rose said...

Never heard of Bata shoes till now.

Z is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Roger Owen Green said...

a new shoe brand, to me

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

I didn't know of them. I wear some "Shape Up" tennis shoes for exercise.

Jama said...

Bata is still popular here, but not just for school shoes anymore. Now they have beautiful shoes and bags too.

mrsnesbitt said...

I have a pair very similar to the ones in the photograph. I have to keep an eye on them as my german shepherd has a "thing" for shoes.
Denise ABC Team.

Richard Lawry said...

I have not seen Bata shoes for sale here.

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