I’m not a fan of plastic shoes myself, but these shoes from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa collaboration are intriguing:
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa Ultra Flat in black velvet and black, $124
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa 3 Straps Flat in black, grey, blue, and red, $100.00 to $123.00
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa 3 Straps Elevated in red, aubergine, and black, $130.oo to $164.00
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Ultra Girl IV in beige, black, lilac, and wine, $134.00
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lady Dragon Heart II in lilac, fuchsia, grey, and gold, $154.00
These shoes combine Vivienne Westwood free-spirited, fearless style with Melissa’s injected thermoplastic technology. The results are seamless footwear that have all the comfort and practicality that Melissa shoes are famous the world over for, and also the boldness and spunk for which Vivienne Westwood designs are known.
Aside from creating a perfectly molded shoe every time, another great thing about Melissa’s injected thermoplastic footwear-making technique is that it’s sustainable. Nothing seems to be more fashionable than being eco-friendly nowadays and Melissa is obviously well-aware of that. But being in fashion aside, the plastic that Melissa shoes are made out of, called the MELFLEX plastic, is free of any animal products and is completely recyclable. Melissa not only reduces their waste by having recyclable shoes, but also cuts down on their overstocked inventory by recycling these shoes and making them into next season’s styles. Now that’s a sustainable business.
Back to the shoes, I have yet to try Melissa shoes but I think I prefer footwear where the heels and the soles are separate from the rest of the shoe (or maybe I still have to get used to the way these shoes look). I’m also wary of how the plastic + feet + sweat will mix together but based on reviews, Melissa shoes apparently do a great job of managing that. Maybe that’s reason enough to try Melissa shoes. That and I hear they smell like bubblegum.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa shoes are available at Asos.