fashion

Jelly shoes

Remember those? I thought they were so gross and with Cape Town’s summer weather this did not bode well for a girls feet. But Melissa’s jelly shoes are becoming more popular with designer’s such as Vivienne Westwood and Jean-Paul Gaultier also lending their creative talents to the brand. This Brazilian brand has been around for 30 years already but has gained more popularity over the last few year especially now that the world and retailers are moving towards eco-friendly production and materials.

All melissa plastic shoes are made from a material called Melflex™ It is a malleable plastic, developed by melissa that molds easily to your foot, breathes well, is hypoallergenic, odorless, neutral and natural. It even retains these properties once it is recycled. Melissa recycles 99.9% of factory water and waste, and they recycle overstock styles into next season’s collection. Each melissa shoe is non-leather, they will not degrade in weather or water and are completely suitable for vegans and animal rights supporters.

Read more at http://www.melissaaustralia.com.au/ – pictures from their website and the web.

 

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