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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday's Fashion~~~Jellies



      In 1976 I was a barely a teen. I was living In New York City and everywhere people had Bicentennial Fever. I remember watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July from a crowded spot overlooking the East River. I remember everything about that day, even what I was wearing on my feet....Jellies. You remember Jellies don't you? They were those plastic sandals that came in all different colors. I wonder what in the world was their appeal? I guess it could have been the price. I think I paid at most ten dollars for them.  There is nothing like the feeling of hot sweaty feet encased in plastic ...UGH, but I loved my Jelly sandals.


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Every now and then shoe designers try to bring back Jellies to see if they can reach fad status again. This year is no different.

 

They have changed a bit
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                                         These have a bit of a wedge
                                       
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These take Jellies to new heights

                                                                                              
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Yikes! can you imagine how sweaty feet will get in these?



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  Wow these look soooo comfy!                                                       
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A couple of hours in these non-breathable shoes....P.U!
2012 new angel bow nude colored jelly short boots, high-heeled shoes, and shoes waterproof # 171
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Designers that have reinvented the Jelly sandals have creatively

                            produced some interesting styles...very pretty.



                   Though my favorites will always be the original.
                                                                                               

                                         
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By the way, one way that I avoid blisters is to spread a bit of petroleum jelly on area that I feel will rub against shoe. The thin layer of vaseline will prevent the rubbing and hopefully prevent blisters too!


Did you wear Jellies? Would you wear any of these styles now?





9 comments:

  1. Back when they first came out, I got a pair of the sandals, too. I couldn't believe how icky they felt and how much they made my feet sweat. I never wore them again and would not wear them now.

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  2. No jellies for me but I do have crocs.
    Yes, plastic, ugly but fantastic for camping

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  3. I have never worn them but I do remember when they were popular. My shoe of choice now is Air Spirit from Bergners. They are so comfortable.

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  4. Nope, I'm too old!!! Oops...did I type that outloud??? Heeehehehe!

    My daughter, The Social Butterfly, had jellies in all colors to match her outfits.

    God bless ya and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

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  5. YUP the originals would always be my fav! I would break my neck if it wore high versions with my sweaty feet ... lol

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  6. i had a pair but never wore them preferred to be barefoot

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  7. Through the years I've seen many shoe trends, yes, this one too.

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  8. I had a pair that I used to wear. Thanks for the petroleum jelly tip to avoid blisters.

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