Jelly Shoes

March 9, 2007 at 11:27 pm 30 comments

Right before the Havaianas slippers sensation hit the Philippine market, we were overtook with joy with this special fashion must-have.

It was squishy, shiny, and pretty to look at.

jelly shoes

‘Lo and behold, the jelly sandals. I myself owned a pair (in mermaid green, no less). In the nineties, these were matched with bootleg jeans or with skorts . I have a theory that the jelly shoe manufacturers have recycled this jelly phenomenon and has turned a dying business to something interesting: Crocs.


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  • 1. Amelia White  |  March 10, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Very cool design! Useful information. Go on!

  • 2. Justine  |  March 10, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    I owned a pair of these too! Thw ones I owned were lilac and it was even glittery and had little, bright-colored shapes in the soles! ^.^

  • 3. Kevin  |  March 10, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    yeah, Crocs lookes exacty like it! although Crocs has this etxra layer that makes the sole VERY soft. haha but unfortunatly, they are expensive, slippers for at least P2000.. Havaianas for now haha

  • 4. cruel_intention  |  March 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    another 90s fashion must, remember those sandals with lights on the soles, those were really a favorite

  • 5. Sam  |  March 11, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I had these too. One time, I wore my a tad bit too small jelly shoes while playing the whole afternoon and I got a blister. Haha. But they really are one of the best!

  • 6. Geoff  |  March 11, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    This is SO weird! Hahah! I agree Kev! Crocs are patterned after this!

  • 7. Interactive Marketing @ UA&P |  |  March 12, 2007 at 6:28 am

    […] Nineties not only brings up a theory that the Crocs that are so popular today are simply recycled Jelly Shoes, but like the UAPak team, calls on others to help bring back the […]

  • 8. Madeline Wheeler  |  March 12, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Nice blog I have some one in mind that would be interested. Thank you.

  • 9. kidswereus  |  March 12, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Here’s a nice fact for the girls…Crocs has crossed another fashion boundary, they’ve created ballet flats made out of plastic. It’s so cute and relatively inexpensive. My classmate swears that it’s the best thing that has happened to her feet. 😀

  • 10. fen  |  March 15, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    jelly shoes… i wonder how sticky they’d be on a hot day in ateneo. eeewww! hahaha. they’re not as environmentally friendly… hahaha.

  • 11. kris  |  March 15, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    hahaha!! i owned a blue pair in gradeschool till i left it in some beach house during a WR class outing or something like that 😦 sniff.

  • 12. fifi  |  August 29, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Ha, ha!
    I had a clear pair much like the ones shown above, but with sparkles in the “plastique”. I LOVED those shoes…

    Not to “burst your fashion-decade bubble” but, though these were still around in the 90’s, they actually first made a big splash onto the popular fashion scene in the 80’s. That was when I got my first pair at K-Mart for about $4. It was also my last pair because, although they were clear and went with everything, they were not all that comfortable.
    See “History of Fashion, The 80’s

    They’re, cute, fun, colorful, waterproof and cheap. Great for beach/pool. Little girls love them. At under $5/pr. you could own a whole rainbow of shoes for under $30.

    (as fen said) not very environmentally friendly; not a breathable material (boy, do they make your feet sweat!); offer no arch support; not the safest shoes in the world (think of the crocs getting caught in escalators and eating children’s feet- less danger here because the shoes are much less bulky and fewer people are wearing them).

    Unless they come up with some real design improvements, I don’t imagine I’ll be buying any more jellies. Just like those awful polyester knits, they’ll have to rely on a “new generation” that doesn’t remember them from the first time around. One season of sweating in that stuff and it’s gone the next because no one will buy it!

    Great find here!

    Reminds me of some other Stupid Shoes I’ve worn!

  • 13. 90'skid  |  November 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Does anyone know where I can buy a pair?
    There are heaps of jelly shoes but I can’t seem
    to find any in the original 90’s style.

  • 14. kidswereus  |  November 12, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Hey 90s kid! If you want a pair of ballerina Crocs, they’re available in Rustan’s (Makati and Shangri-La branch). It costs 1,200 pesos per pair.

    Also, I found a brand that sells plastic shoes. Go to 🙂 Their most affordable pair of rubber sandals are at 1,999 pesos…pricier that Crocs and Havaianas. Hope it helps!

  • 15. ninja kid  |  December 3, 2007 at 7:44 am

    where can i get some cheap? {style as seen in picture above???}

  • 16. Pea  |  December 10, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    i have found some on

  • 17. B r o o k e !  |  January 20, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I love jelly sandels! :)))
    the 90s rock

  • 18. kidswereus  |  January 20, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I haven’t seen another jelly sandal (similar to the one above). Maybe you should check the local Janylyn/So Fab/Manels.

  • 19. epsilon289  |  February 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    hahaha….I remember having a pair when I was a kid. Mine were purple with silver sparkles.

    hahahaha…I loved skorts!! ♥

  • 20. nicole  |  March 1, 2008 at 6:42 am

    i want those exact ones in the picture! I had two pairs when i was like 8 years old, clear like the picture and bright purple, i have looked everywhere but cant find the ones i used to have like the above picture! help if you can!

  • 21. kidswereus  |  March 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Hey Nicole, I know they’re selling the same design in the local shoe stores (in Glorietta). I just don’t remember which store in particular…

  • 22. matt  |  March 3, 2008 at 11:49 am

    omg i love jelly shoes. i wore them in 3rd grade. i missem and i want them back

  • 23. Snake  |  April 4, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    You all aught to check out and They are makers of the original jelly shoe that debuted in 1979. It’s a company from Brazil. Now they have really off the wall styles in pointed toe pumps, and flats. And the original designs. Also check ebay periodically.

  • 24. kidswereus  |  April 7, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks Snake! I like melissa because they have my size.

  • 25. Daniela  |  July 24, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Do you know where i can buy a pair of jelly shoes in a size 9 or 10?

  • 26. steve  |  November 27, 2008 at 7:21 am

    you can still buy them at the following site i wear jellies all the time

  • 27. Jonathan  |  May 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve got a pair on right now i bought them yesterday from a vintage shop 🙂

  • 28. Carey Hussaini  |  April 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I had a glittery orange pair! I have tried to find some again for old time sake or giggles, but no such luck.

  • 29. Horyhoobbyima  |  September 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Buy Chloe replica Handbags , Fashion Designers . Marc Jacobs

  • 30. fe  |  May 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I love these tell me where i can find them


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