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We’ve seen the good shoes, the bad shoes and the ugly ones, the creepy ones, the kinky ones, the pervy ones, the sexy shoes, the beautiful ones; the mavericks, the sinkers, the crazy times crazy and the downright senseless ones. We keep lists of shoes, and keep reviewing the top ten must haves, every odd week. And we all have those shoes we will never throw away, no matter how useless the pair, despite the fact that we will never wear them again; it feels like parting with a part of your soul. Ever since we discovered/invented them, we’ve been obsessed. Calling this deep connection a mere fetish is just criminal.
So here is the latest shoe to try out-Jellies. They started out sometime in the 50s and never managed to completely fade way; they are a pan trend, guys wear them too. The name comes from the shine and the semi-transparency of some types.
They’re a bit outlandish, so I hope you don’t mind.
The opaque jellies
They were the first to come out, a by-product of the plastic revolution after the world wars. They came out in many forms over the years.
The old school sandal jellies are not something I would advise you to get, but if that’s your style, then go for it. The ballerinas are really chic though.
They include a wide range of shoes, and while my favourites are the peep toes, the boots are to die for. They can be printed with stuff, they’re versatile and they look so cute!!!!
They can have sequence infusions.
The transparent jellies include the Cinderella shoes too.
Yes, they exist. And Gucci has a version fit for a princess.
Mixed with funky socks or stockings, the possibilities are endless.
Jellies are made of plastic complexes, so you can get them in different sheens, with different levels of transparency. Because of that, they’re a treat for designers who like to play around.
A lot of new and copy companies like to work with them for the same reasons; that means they’ll experiment and come up with cool new stuff. The only problem with that is that you’ll have to hunt for that one elusive needle in the hay stack. But that does mean there’s a pair for every girl.
With recent advanced in technology allowing the 3D printer to become a cheap staple, the jelly shoe will keep getting better.
There are some things you’ll need to watch out for. Since they’re made of plastic, you’ll end up sweating, so generally aerated jellies with openings or peep toes, or straps are a better option. If you do pick closed ones, be sure to take them off every once in a while, and obviously, they’re damn easy to wash, so wash them often, no matter the type.
Apart from that, jellies are a godsend, so get funky!!