As the original purveyor of jelly sandals, Melissa shoes provided millions of summer footwear to kids in the ’80s and ’90s. Post-millennium, though, the Brazilian line began catering to a more sophisticated clientele by way of elevated, fashion-minded styles—ballet flats, platform pumps, Chelsea boots—and high-end collaborations with designers like Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu. One thing that hasn’t changed, though. Every pair is made under the highest ethical standards from recycled, hypoallergenic PVC.
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