If you haven’t been following instagram account then you may not know, but I recently added 2 pairs of jelly shoes to my ‘shawdrobe’ (Shoe Wardrobe?), and I love them! They’re quite a ‘Marmite’ thing, but I am of course, a lover 😉 *LONG POST ALERT*
Black Meduse Jelly Sandals €4.00 (Supermarket) & Cyan Meduse Jelly Sandals £19.99* (Sun Jellies)
My first pair of jelly shoes came from my local supermarket! I was in need of some sandals, when my eyes lade upon the classic and chic pair for just €4.00! Yes, that’s like.. £3.50?! To my surprise when I tried them on, they were so comfy! My feet are very slim so getting sandals which feel nice and aren’t going to rub is key. I came out from the shop a happy girl indeed! They’re so easy to style, and are a great alternative to my old pair of flip flops!
The second pair of which is in my ‘shawdrobe’ are my blue, or ‘Cyan’ Sun Jellies. The lovely lady behind Sun Jellies sent me this pair, and oh boi, I am so happy! Although my bargain black pair are perfectly fine and versatile for all seasons, sometimes you just want to brighten up your feet don’t you? These are the perfect spring/summer pair, and just like my other ones, they are super duper comfy. I love them!
I am very happy with my bargain spotting eye, but I think that I was just extremely lucky that my pair were so so cheap. There actually isn’t a difference at all between the two pairs. They both have the same markings on the bottom, the same buc
kles ‘What did you say Tolly, markings? What do you mean?’ What I mean young soul, is that they are both ‘Meduse’ jelly shoes. ‘What’s that?’
A frenchman first created jelly shoes during the leather shortage following World War II. He then went on to make the iconic fisherman jelly sandals that we all know and love from our childhood. An eternal symbol of summer. The French nicknamed them Méduse (meaning jellyfish) and the name stuck. Méduse SUN jelly sandals have been much imitated but never bettered and are still made in France today after 65 years! – Sun Jellies
A lot of jelly shoes are produced in China, and are not original, real, authentic jelly shoes. I’m very fortunate in the fact that all jelly shoes I see in shops over here in France, are 90% of the time, going to be Meduse. Sun Jellies are the No. 1 brand for the people in the UK, wanting real Meduse jelly shoes.
Although it seems that there is a gap on my left foot, it isn’t. These shoes are so comfortable as I said before, and I haven’t experienced any rubbing, or any type of sloppiness when walking. I would recommend going for your true size. I’m a 5 in most shoes now (eeek – Tolly Big Feet, Take 2), and they fit fine in a 5.. aha. They’re really easy to clean, and if they do get wet, just hang them on the washing line (1st picture haha)
For styling them up, I either where them on their own or, with some cute socks! I only have the ones above at the moment, but in a few weeks time I would have landed in the UK and I will be shopping til’ I drop on Primark frilly socks. Oh yeah. But, if you are interested in these ‘Pikachu-esque’ ones, well, they cost me less than £1.50 with free postage. I think it was probably one of my first ‘seen it on a blog’ forced purchases. Oops.
Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx