The other day I was thinking about the jelly shoes I used to wear as a kid…. in my late elementary school – middle school era. You know, the ones with the glitter? Yeah, I was a 90’s kid, people 😛
Anyways, I decided to look around on the internet just to see what sort of jelly shoes might be available these days. Of course.. in the last 11+ years my tastes have changed dramatically, and the pink & silver clunkers that made me happy at age 9-11, just don’t cut it anymore. Fortunately, it turns out there are a few jelly shoe options out there for women too! On Zappos I found a few, but they all seemed over priced and were often the “thong style” which I’m not terribly keen on. Amazon had a few others that I liked better, not to mention they were at a more reasonable price.
I was kinda amazed to see that the style I liked best were actually a pair of crocs! Of course, I kinda knew crocs had moved on to more styles than those nasty, huge, stinky, clogs. But I hadn’t really paid much attention to the brand, as generally they aren’t really something that fits into my goth aesthetic.
The pair I ended up ordering yesterday aren’t really very goth either, at least not by most people standards. But they are very ME. Although I had chosen the 2-day shipping option thanks to my Amazon Prime account, that shipping is free), I was pleasantly surprised when the shoes arrived today. Occasionally this happens, if it ships from the right distribution center 😛 … Oh BTW, the style is called “Adrina”.
Anyways…. As for my thoughts on the shoes after having worn them for a few hours: They are definitely very comfy. The only gripe I have is that my heel tends to come out of them as a walk…. but I have that issue with pretty much all ballet-flat style shoes. The positive side of that problem is: with these crocs, the plastic/rubber/whatever-it-is is soft enough that it doesn’t hurt my heels. With other ballet shoes (actually any slip-on type) I usually have to wear a band-aide or tape on my heel to avoid a bloody heel.
The sizing is just about right on… I normally take anything from an 8 – 10, and the pair I bought was a 9 (they only come in whole sizes, BTW). (In my ideal world, shoes would come in quarter sizes, and then I’d like to have a 8.75)
“Adrina” is available in 8 colors… I thought about getting the black, but its actually kind of a charcoal. I decided to go with “Ultraviolet / Berry” which has a blue-purple body and a pinkish-purple sole. The picture on amazon is pretty much accurate in regards to color. I’m gonna wear these for a week and see if I feel tempted to buy another pair in a different color. $30/pair is cheap enough in my opinion to warrant 2 pairs 😛