Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Over the weekend I was at a professional association annual event, when out of the corner of my eye, I spied JELLIES. I literally stopped and flashed back to the days of the lattice pink glitter jellies that matched the water glitter bracelets. Don’t pretend you didn’t sport your side pony to the mall with your pegged jeans either! ;) However, these jellies, like us, have definitely improved with age. These ‘Ultragirl Meia’ by Melissa are definitely that 80’s girl but all grown up.
The fantastic thing about the way this shoe is done is that it has taken the nostalgic and iconic pieces of the jelly of our childhood and modernized it. The lace pattern and fabric is melted into the plastic giving us that fun 80s flair. The modern twist is the great peep toe. It also serves to add great ventilation and keep your tootsies from sweating. The technology, MELFLEX – a trademarked plastic was also modernized. MELFLEX to keep your feet from smelling like you are wearing plastic shoes. ;) The best part of this is that these shoes are recyclable! *swoon*
The fact that these shoes are so eco-friendly had me researching the brand to find out more. The Melissa brand is about creating wearable works of art through the medium of plastic shoes. Looking at some of their other styles, its clear they are very artistic yet super sassy. Originating in 1971 in the haute-ness that is Brazil, Melissa has been giving us the shoes with social consciousness built in by creating processes that protect natural resources. Talk about a feel good operation. ;) This is one of those truly guilt free shoportunities where the only question is, are you ready for this jelly?
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 12:01 AM