I Like Jelly on My Toast Not My Feet
Everywhere I turn there’s a jelly shoe. Normally, that wouldn’t bother me since my favorite statement is “everything is not for everybody.” Jelly on my toast and jelly next to my peanut butter is for me. Jelly shoes were a part of my childhood and that was for me. I’ll go out on a sugary limb and guess how much my jelly for my toast costs. $5 would be my guess, which is probably close to what jelly shoes cost when I was a kid. For $5/pair I had every color imaginable but the clear ones ruled for me. They matched with everything. Well, given a few years and the changes in the economy I think I can go out on another limb and say that I wouldn’t pay more than $15 for a pair of jelly shoes now. For one thing, they are only good on the beach since I’m just a little bit older now. Shhhh a lot older but who’s counting. What I am counting is how long it’s going to take the designers to admit that expensive jelly shoes are about as useless as boobs on a bull!
Here’s a pair of Valentino studded jelly shoes from Neiman Marcus ($575). I’m sure a few people brought them but I can almost say with conviction that they have several pairs remaining in stock. Now granted they made them look a little better than the noisy plastic shoe that I wore as a kid but it’s still PVC plastic for $500. Call me crazy. Call me cheap. Just don’t call me when these go on sale. Would you buy them?
Melissa is the most versatile and stylish brand that I’ve seen so far making jelly shoes. They have a little wedge for those that want a little height. They come in a few trendy colors but guess what, they are still PVC jelly shoes! The good news is that you’ll have change left over from $500, if you buy this pair. They are available at Foot Notes Online ($138). These are just two examples of this style of shoe but several designers are making them. They are at low and high price points. So if you want a pair, you shouldn’t have any difficulty locating them.
The final thought of this story is don’t let me rain on your parade, if you love these shoes. As a matter of fact, even if I do rain on your parade, you won’t have to worry about ruining your shoes!