I have been looking at Melissa’s “plastic” sandals for quite some time now, but only just now decided to take the plunge and buy a pair. The ballet flats are especially cute, and maybe I’ll try a pair this Fall, but I just can’t wear “shoes” in the Summer time (my feet just get too hot), so I decided on the “Sin” Sandals instead.
I took my normal size in these (8) and find they fit true to size. They were so comfortable from the moment I put them on, I made the mistake of walking the dog with them on. And yes, that was a mistake. The rubber rubbed the bottom/inside of my second toe on my left foot RAW. This usually happens when I break out flip-flops for the first time every summer – my toes aren’t used to rubber in between them – so I should have known better. Anyway, I had to refrain from wearing them for a few days until my wound healed, and after that, they were perfect. I’ve worn them a lot, and find them to be more comfortable than “regular” flip flops, and they have more padding than my other flat sandals. I guess they are slightly gladiator-esque, but that wasn’t what drew me to them; they’re just a more unique form of the flip flop in my opinion. They’re great for wearing in the rain, or after the rain when you know your shoes will get wet – and when they’re entirely worn out, you can recycle them! They are also made of partially recycled plastic, so they’re already more eco-friendly than regular flips. The Brazilian company that produces Melissa sandals is also devoted to earth-friendly and ethical business practices, so if that is as important to you as it is to me, it’s the perfect sandal!
I bought my Melissa sandals at Tobi and used 10GRECHEN for 10% off, but you can also find them online at these shops.