The 80s were an era of great shoe fashion and it was then that women were lining up to buy the newest craze: Jellies.
All the celebrities were wearing them and they appealed to many different age groups when they peaked. They are made from a material called jelly rubber, and came in a wide variety of colors and patterns, some even with sparkles. Although the term ‘jelly rubber’ sounds like it would be comfy, I can attest to the fact that the shoes are anything but. They often contributed to a great deal of blisters, and when the weather was hot these shoes became a slip ‘n slide for your feet.
Jellies, for the most part, tend to have flat soles, but chunky heels have since also been made available. Girls have decorated them with stickers, flowers, and other motifs to make them a little more personal. Glitter was most popular in the 80s, but some designers put objects in the jelly such as little plastic fish and other geometric shapes.
Not only are these shoes fashionable, but they are also practical. For example, if you ever want to indulge in some casual wading around in a river or stream, these shoes are perfect. They will protect your feet from little rocks while draining out water, and when you’re on land your feet will be dry in no time.
So, are they making a comeback? Some of these celebrities have recently been caught sporting this old 80s fad around.
First, we have Azealia Banks: