“ Somewhat a 90's classic, the Juju Jellys are making a return in a big way! Available in lots of colours, comfortable and very reasonably priced - they're a great option in the summer. „
All us girls must remember wearing these when we was younger? whether it was the flats or heels we all had a pair. I remember being ridiculously dressed in a pair of these with socks and leggings or something hideous. I've found that childish styles fit in with me still such a cupcake patterned items and similar things so when I walked into TKMaxx and aw a full rack of these, I knew I wouldn't be able to resist trying any on to find a pair that fitted me. To my surprise they fitted me until I realized that they have released adult sizes but the first shoe I picked up fitted me. I couldn't find a size printed on these anywhere but I'm a size 6 and they fitted me perfectly. The collection that was available however was very poor, there was some awful designs and colours, but I found the perfect classic jelly shoe which is the same as the picture above but see through with silver glitter in it.
My first thought of these was "OMG AMAZING I FOUND SOME" so you might of guessed I wasn't disappointed by anything to do with these. These are exactly the same a sI remember them from my childhood. The typical rounded toe which goes up your foot and changes into a slingback strap with a buckle on the side. On each side of the shoe it has rectangle holes going all the way up to the straps, mine has 4 holes either side. The strap goes around the back of your ankle but the strap itself is supported to the shoe in the middle so it stays in the right position without it slipping down your foot. The sole is very thin, these will only fit normal fit feet, if you have wide or thin feet these would probably be uncomfortable to wear. The shoe straps have 5 holes in them so you can adjust this really easily. The heel on this is above 1 inch thick so these are pretty much flat.
I wear these with anything plain so they stand out more, usually something black but I actually wear tights with these too because although they are only practical for the summer I wear these in the rain and snow as well, as long as they look good I don't care how cold I am. I've had these for around 2 years now and there is no sign of any damage or wear and tear in these despite the amount of time I wear these. I wouldn't recommend these for wearing these for a long period of time because they can make the balls of your heels ache after 8 hours so that's pretty good but if you're walking up hills and such things like I made the mistake of doing these are not practical. These are made of a bendy plastic the same as the old school jelly shoes however when the weather is at a hot temperature the plastic rubs against your skin and you get blisters, so these aren't even ideal for summer, but they look awesome. In my eyes these are perfect for any weather any occasion and with almost every outfit.
Juju jelly shoes are a bit of a classic. I'm sure you will remember seeing them everywhere in the 80's and 90's - I definitely remember wearing them to school and thinking they were super cool! I'm fairly certain that my first pair were the clear, glittery ones; they may have even had a heel, and I really loved them.
As it is coming up to Summer time, I thought I would try and hunt some down online, and after a quick search I found the Juju website. The website is located here - http://www.jujushoes.co.uk/ if you were looking for a little more information about the company's background and heritage.
I actually bought mine on Amazon from a seller called Mr Shoes, who also have their own independent website. I chose the shimmery grey version (no heel) which I thought would be a quirky take on the classic. I find these shoes to be absolutely adorable, they have a little white buckle, and they are fairly opaque. They only tend to become slightly transparent in direct sunlight. They are of course made out of soft jelly-like plastic, which I have found to be a lot more comfortable that I first imagined! I have worn them out a couple of times, and have not had any problems with blisters, as I so often do with sandals. I probably wouldn't advise these for any extended walking activity, because after walking flat out for a couple of hours, the bottoms of my feet started to get a little sore. I might actually invest in some gel in-soles to make these sandals extra comfortable.
These particular flat jelly shoes cost £14.99 from Amazon, and the shipping was around £4.00, so not bad in total. I know they are also available on Ebay from the same seller. Topshop are also selling their own version, but I think they cost £16.
There are lots of cute colours to choose from including, lemon yellow, purple, mint, clear glittery, and of course these grey ones. The heeled variety come in a whole host of sorbet colours which would be perfect for Summer, I especially like the pale pink and peach versions.
The great thing about these shoes is that because they are made out of plastic, you can wear them in the water! Perfect for making sure you don't cut your feet on any rocks or stones. I have read a couple of reviews which state that wearing them in the sea water doesn't cause any deterioration to the colour of the shoes, which is a bonus!
I would definitely recommend these sandals for cute, nostalgic Summer wear. I know they are probably not for everyone, but I remember them fondly, so I absolutely love mine!