Wednesday, November 5, 2008
iWant Melissa Footwear
It's starting to get a bit too cold for them on the east coast, but I'm still lusting after Melissa jelly shoes - perfect for rainy days. Unlike traditional jelly shoes, these are made from Melissa's signature MELFLEX rubber which molds to your feet over time and is made of recycled plastic!
Melissa is a sustainable Brazilian company known for exceeding Fair Trade benchmarks and being one of the most environmentally responsible companies in the world. They use recycled materials to make their plastic shoes, and they also recycle 99.9% of the waste and water used in the production process.
The oxfords on the left are the result of a collaboration between Melissa and fellow Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch. I absolutely love the menswear-inspired look and bold color. The vinyl wedges on the right are from Melissa's regular line and another personal favorite. Both pairs retail for $70 and available at tobi.com.