It’s been a crummy day for me but I have decided that a healthy dose of positivity and shoe admiration is the right antidote to better one’s condition and put an end to feeling sorry for oneself.
When Due West had a summer sale last month, I decided to spend my pennies on a pair of Melissa shoes. I don’t know what it is about Brazilians and shoes/sandals, but they do make the comfiest and stylish footwear. I find the concept of ‘rubbery soft’ plastic shoes to be… novel, so was unsure of what to expect although I liked the fact that they are very eco-conscious and driven to give all their employees a great environment to work and thrive in.
The shoes came yesterday, and oh my word. The prettiness.
One expects nothing less than a colourful box from Brazil!
And being a Disney girl forever, I couldn’t resist the stylish Minnie gracing the soles. Plus, polka dots!!
The shoes are definitely very comfortable. Like stepping on soft, quiet little clouds. They aren’t heavy, but they’re a tad weightier than… say, my Bloch leather flats. It isn’t a bother though. What is to be expected is that the shoes are slightly less breathable than what natural materials are able to offer. This should come as no surprise of course, and depending on how aware you are of these things… you may or may not notice at all. They do get warm quite quickly on very warm days, and perhaps that might make some people feel uncomfortable. It wasn’t ideal, but it didn’t particularly bother me. These shoes will also be very easy to clean –definitely can prance in them to garden parties! I am not sure how the plastic will wear after some use, and I’m trying to get past the mental block that it’s too pretty to wear. Must wear pretty things, and not have them sit uselessly in closet!!
I’m pretty excited to have these. I originally bought them to use for gardening, because hey, they’re easy to clean and are way more stylish than those infamous Crocs. But now, I can definitely see them being party shoes, a glamourous everyday pair, or even a go-to in casual situations where a touch of pretty is always sweet.
I’ll try not to baby these and dance in them… pinky promise. 🙂