Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are You Ready For This Jelly?




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?

20 comments:

WobiSobi said...

Wow They don't even look like jellies. Maybe I will have to try some of these out.

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@WobiSobi - I know what you mean! Total shocker, right? I'm definitely open to considering them... ;)

Terry said...

Those are so cute!

The Favour Shoppe said...

Oh My! A blast from the past! I loved my jellies!!

Grace said...

So super cute! They don't look like jellies at all! good find. Just signed up to follow you, would love for you to check out my blog too!

xx Grace
stripesandsequins.com

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Terry & @Grace-
They are SOOPER cute! I still can't get over the peep toe... And Lady's pick of the black nail polish, SUCH a major Fashion DO!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@TheFavourShoppe - I would LOVE to see a pic if you have one!! Jellies are SO fun!! *hearts*

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Grace- I'm on it lady! Already catching your tweets too! *hearts*

Candice said...

Nice! I would love those, but I still worry about the foot sweat thing in plastic shoes.

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Candice, I said the same thing, but she assured me that she's worn them several times with no problem... And it seems that Melissa has really put that as a priority in creating their MELFLEX technology... definitely worth considering in my book. ;)

*hearts*

shoe-radar.com said...

Oh wow I totally didn't think that they were jellies I'm so impressed at the revamp!! I need those pronto in my closet! xoxo

LCT said...

Those shoes by Melissa keep surprising me. I do love them, but to be honest I don't find them very comfortable (but hey they sure look good, so I'm not complaining when I wear mine ;-) ).

Bisous!

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Angeline said...

These are pretty cute! I would totally wear them. I remember jellies--my mom wouldn't buy them for me but I had a few ill-fitting hand-me-downs from cousins and neighbors.

Angelica Ng said...

Ah yes, jellies. I was always afraid of the sweating problem that often results, but these look quite sophisticated!

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Trianna said...

OMG! I remember running around in jellies when I was about 4! I still have the pics. I absolutely love them! Wondering where I can get a pair?

www.ThastTooCute.com

Fly11 said...

*sigh* Jellies have been making a comeback for awhile and I USED to love them. At some point I had to let them go and why? Mostly because they HURT! The plastic and sweat mixture just fights and fights the entire time and my poor feet become the victim. So as cute as this pair of shoes seem, I will have to say I am NOT ready for the jellies lol.

ShoeTease said...

I adore your choice of those Melissa Jelly flats! That shape, design & detailing are fab. I hope to one day own a pair myself :)

xo ShoeTease

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Trianna- check out: http://www.karmaloop.com/outofstock.asp?productID=101527 for some

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Fly11- they tell me they don't make your feet stinky at all! this is what makes them so worth checking out, at least to me... AND they're pretty darn cute. ;)

*hearts*

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@ShoeTease- Thanks for all the love! Try getting yourself a pair!

*hearts*