Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Melissa Shoes

I have been spotting the Melissa shoe brand just about every where recently. At first I was a little unsure about the idea of plastic shoes but they are really starting to grow on me. Whilst they are made from plastic the shoes are actually eco friendly as they are recyclable and part recycled from old shoes. They offer an alternative to leather for vegans. They are also made in Brazil in a socially and environmentally responsible factory, where waste and water is recycled as much as possible.

The thermo moulded plastic allows for fun, creative and colourful designs of shoes which just keep on catching my eye and make them very different to other eco shoes on the marlet. The shoes even have a sweet candy like smell.

The brands logo is 'plastic dreams' and for me they have almost managed to glamorise a material which for me has previously signified something unattractive with a high environmental impact. Of particular interest to me is the brands collaborations with designers most importantly Vivienne Westwood but also Patrick Cox, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Hercovitch and Judy Blame. The fact that their latest collection is modelled by Katy Perry in a fabulous rainbow coloured photo shoot kind of helps too.

Here are my faves:

melissa lady dragon westwood shoes

melissa ultra girl westwood shoes

 melissa eco shoes

What do you think of the Melissa brand? and which shoes do you prefer?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


Dodo said...

I have the Westwood wing wedges and they are super fun to have!! They smell really nice and they're easy to keep clean! If you really like a pair I suggest to go for it since it's always more special then just a pair of shoes!

Winnie said...

I really love them! I've always wondered about how comfy they are- I just imagine that they'd get a little sweaty in the heat...but then again they're pretty much wipe clean anyway haha! I think they have some really cute styles.

AquĆ­ said...

Love Melissa shoes! they're really comfy!

LyddieGal said...

While i'm not too keen on plastic shoes, i do love that heart pump!

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MargieF said...

i have always thought these shoes are really awsome and every design i see i like. the only problem i thought about is whether they get too sweaty or if they rub your feet badly as they are like rubbery plastic. If theyre fine though i still think theyre awesome!

For Those About To Shop said...

You know, I love what you say here about plastic: for me, too, I cringe when I even hear the word and I wish it was never invented. It just never breaks down! But when you have something made from recycled plastic in an eco-friendly manner, I just have to be on board with that. One question: Is it V. Westwood's label? And, um, I like the red ones best.

* Reena Rai * said...

Oooh I do love Melissa but like Winnie I'm a bit concerned about how sweaty they'd get!

Meream said...

Hmm are they painful? I've always been curious.

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Sherin said...

They look so cool. Plastic shoes is such a good idea. I love the last pair.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I'm not overkeen to be honest. I wonder if they make your feet sweaty?