I love jelly shoes. Back in the day when they first came in style I’d wear mine every day (much to my parents’ chagrin). My dad hated the fact that I wore them on nature walks. “They’re not real shoes,” he’d always say. I wore them anyway.
I found these plastic vintage babies a couple of weeks ago. I got them for $3, which isn’t much of a steal as you can buy brand new ones for about that much anyway. Meh, $3 for a pair of shoes is pretty darn awesome. I do love the sweetheart shape of the peep-toe (not sure that’s what you call it, but that’s what I’m going to call it). They originally had ankle straps, but the ankle straps were for someone much smaller-boned than me. That’s perhaps why there were LOADS of the same type of shoe in a big pile at D.I. They probably couldn’t sell them to normal people with normal ankles. Only Barbie-ankled people.
No matter. Since they’re one solid piece of plastic, I just snipped them off with some sturdy scissors. I plan on using the buckles (if I can get the rivet part off) for a pair of saltwater sandals that I want to make. We’ll see if that happens or if the buckles will gather dust for a year before I throw them out.
Have you scored any killer deals lately? Please share in the comments! If you have pictures, share those too. I’d love to see!!!