Melissa Shoes | For Passionate Living

29 Mar

“Looking beautiful. Feeling fabulous. Expressing your individuality. Making ecological choices. These are all hallmarks of passionate living and they are all at the foundation of Melissa fashion shoes.”

Probably you already know MELISSA shoes. They are identifiable from miles away and they are everywhere! But maybe you should know more about these shoes.

Melissa is a Brazilian brand that offers comfortable, colorful, fashionable and trendy plastic shoes.

Facts about Melissa shoes:

  • Made from eco-friendly mono materials
  • Can be recycled
  • Completely cruelty free – no animal testing
  • Apparently they are really confortable and promised that you can walk miles with it, without feeling like someone is eating your feet alive!

“These fashion shoes are truly comfortable and will take you from long days at work to lunch with the girls, all night parties to the most glamorous of red carpet events.”


A lot of Celebs are already using Melissa Shoes:  Kate Perry, Agyness Deyn, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Silverstone, Cate Blanchett, Beth Ditto and Kate Moss.

And the well-known blogger – Chiara

Now, let’s talk about what really matters. The shoes are really beautiful, they look great; they make us beg for summer, BUT are they really comfy as they say?

Cause what I can guess is that some of them are waterproof (duh) and perfect to take to the beach, because they won’t get dirty and all that.  But I can’t imagine walking with some of them… Aren’t they going to suffocate my feet? It’s plastic!!

Anyway, I really like them and all the philosophy behind it (yes… now that’s starting to matter to people). I would like to know your experience about it… this might be my next “investment” for summer :p

Do you own ones? What do you have to say about it?

Which ones do you like?



Well this was an interesting turnaround! This post was about fashion and summer shoes, but in the meanwhile in the comments, the discussion was mainly about ecology! So the question was: How can PVC be eco-friendly?!

Actually that didn’t even crossed my mind, but it’s an interesting question. So I decided to search a little about MELISSA VS ECO-FRIENDLY philosophy.

Here it is was I found:

Eco Citizen: “Melissa’s Shoes are fairtrade and made with nearly zero waste in production. They are also 100% recyclable and made from a specially patented meflex plastic and a non-toxic and breathable PVC.”

Lucky Mag: “The materials now used in the production of their (Melissa’s) shoes are made from 30% recycled PVC, and a portion of sales is donated to the World Vision of Recife.”

Being 100% recyclable you can put them on a recycling bin when you feel like they’re not good enough for you anymore!

Now, I hope I helped somehow and I hope everyone is enlightened about how Melissa is eco-friendly! =)

Thanks for the question and thanks for commenting! :)


14 Responses to “Melissa Shoes | For Passionate Living”

  1. sonper March 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    LIKE LIKE LIKE ! ! !

  2. Wizy Wiz March 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    I AM a melissa expert really!I have many pairs of cute “plastic dreams”!!I can assure that they are really comfy especially for summer!A Vivienne Westwood pair was my first pair of high heels..I can still recall the smell (which lasts for at least one year..guarantee)!!The only thing: if you live in places like Greece (I do), Hawai or Africa, with 40 degrees during summer you must be prepared for some sweat..that’s true!’s not so bad at all :)
    I love them and I can’t wait to pick my new pair for the summer…would ne either platforms or these plastic sandals <3

    • Fash&Mark March 30, 2011 at 9:36 am #

      Hi wizy :p

      Thanks for the enlightening! Here we don’t have the 40ºc (well almost never), but is pretty hot during the summer.
      Actually I was afraid that it might happen – the sweat thing – but if you say that is really comfy, I believe ya :) specially because you said it was your first pair of high heels :)
      These yellow platforms will look perfect with tanned skin. YEAH!!

  3. Harris March 30, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    I love love love the red and gold flats, they’re so beautiful. I never would have thought I could feel that way about plastic shoes.

    • Fash&Mark March 30, 2011 at 9:14 am #

      These shoes are beautiful… And Melissa offers a lot of styles and colours. That’s why I like it so much… I’m think I’ll have to buy some for summer ;)

  4. The GSB March 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Oh wow I love these! I’m a big fan of anything eco-friendly, and I’ve been debating getting jellies for ages! I’m definitely going to have to check these out! The lime wedge with the rosette is adorable!

    • Fash&Mark March 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

      I’m glad you liked it! Now you have no choice, but to buy one of these!
      The lime wedge is also my fave =)

  5. Melina March 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    LOVE the melissa´s :)))

  6. jo the carrot April 1, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    I have four pairs and I like it. They are confortable till de moment the sun starts to warm, cause then your feet will burn like hell!
    That heel vivienne, the “vintage”ones, the gladiators!!

  7. Movimento Moda April 1, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    I have a pair of Melissa+Campanha shoes. They’re my favourites.

  8. Mazzi M April 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Absolutly love mellissa shoes. Oh so comfy! I know its counter-intuitive,, their plastic! but trust me, well worth a pair


  9. dayydreaming April 4, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Hey hey If you want melissa shoes tell me and I’ll give you the best price ever. Like Melissa Patchulli 75$ and Melissa Lady Dragon Heart 100$.

    This yellow one you loved is on sale too only 85$

    If you wanna know more about it e-mail me

  10. sonper April 4, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    question: How on earth can PVC be eco-friendly?? PVC is a chead and durable plastic. Traditionally PVC has not been recycled because of the cost of virgin resin has been lower than recycling the resin. So, you should keep in mind that to produce them in the first place, they use petroleum. Sorry ladies, but that doesn’t sound eco-friendly to me :/

  11. Carolina April 11, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    I was lucky to find this blog. I realize that you are a professional at your field! I am starting a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me. Thank you for all your efforts and wishing you the success in your business.

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