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Description: Slip on shoes made of soft translucent rubber. Have remained popular among younger kids throughout the 90's, despite the fact that they are easily broken and are uncomfortable (IMHO).
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monkeyluva56 - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
those were the only shoes i would wear when i was three(1998)
Me. - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I wore a pair of Jelly shoes when I lived in Las Vegas. They had little plastic flowers bracketed on them. One time I was wearing them outside in the apartment playground, and ran my foot into an ant colony. I could walk for days. When I moved to Missouri, it became a very smart idea to wear hiking boots.
allie - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
i had a purple pair of Jelly shoes! i got them for my 6th birthday and when they broke the next week i have heart broken!
Lacey - November 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw, I remember those! I always wore them whe I was little. They are making a comeback, but I wouldn't touch them now. I always had a blister on my heel because of them! Didn't those fashionistas learn their lesson when they were little?
Spike - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I didn't know about these back then, but i see alot of them now. Like rubber clogs. I see them in shoe shops in heaps of colors and wonder how many of those ugly things they must actually sell. lol
abbie - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Those shoes came out in the 80s (when I was a baby), and they made a big comeback in the late nineties (when I was about 15ish).
ainsly - December 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I had tons of these! again any suggestions of where to buy them?
Maha - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
My littgle sister had a blue pair and then a purple pair that she would never leave the house without. In winter she would wear them with white stockings! I was a bit too old to get into the fad, as this was mostly for really young kids. I was not, however, too old to fall for the "Clogs" fad...
BeenaBobba - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I wore them with socks, and I wore a neon green friendship bracelet over my right sock. I kid you not.
lesley - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
omg i remember wearing those to the beach all the time! they are ballin
Mandy - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
They are definately back- we sell them at our shop! They are brazillian, and heaps more styles available these days! You can find them on the net. Look up Melissa jelly shoes.
Kirstie - January 25, 2008 - Report this comment
OH GOD bright pink and sparkly =]]
michelle - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
i remmber jellies, i would have to replace them every month or so! i would go to payless and get them cheap in tons of colors like pink, purple, and the classic, clear. i remember they had turquoise blue.. the only thing was you;d get blisters all over your feet
dee - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
i had like two of them. one in pink and on in purple. but they used to kill my feet.
Gel - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I Loved These!
Diana - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
:o I LOVED THEM! I wore them ALL THE TIMEE! I remember I used to beg my mum to get me the heeled ones and when she did, I'd be all I'M WEARING HIGH HEELS! Gahh the memories
Anon - April 13, 2008 - Report this comment
i had a pair of jelly shoes i remebered they constantly rubed and they were really tight
kate - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Hahahah I remember I loved my jelly shoes. I think I had about ten pairs; my favorite were the purple sparkly ones! I don't remember ever getting blisters from them. I do, however, know that they would break and, if I spent too much time on the blacktop during recess, the bottoms would melt!
becca - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
sadly these things are making a comeback... i was in DSW the other day and couldnt run away from them... go away evil shoes!
Emma - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these! I had them in almost every single color, all with glitter, and they aboslutely killed my feet. This is one nineties fad I have no interest in reviving.
???????? - July 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I hate These I Tryed One NWEVER WORE IT But Im Leaving This Coment Because I Just Just HATED Them!!
Brittany - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
sup - August 29, 2008 - Report this comment
i never wore these when i was younger, they kinda mad me lose my apatite for some reason, so nasty. lol.
Short-E - September 03, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousins and I had these in the 80's, they made your feet sweat really bad....lol!
Jo - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Man...those were the days..Remember when they came out in Heels? Man..I thought I was the stuff cuz I was 12 wit high heeled Jellys. The downside was if u got the clear ones, after a while your feet would get dirty and the jellies turned like a dingy brown color..Not SEXY
Marc - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Mannn, we really are the cool kids, aren't we! I bet pretty much all of us were cool when we were younger, but quite different now.. We seriously did get the best of fads in my opinion. Jelly shoes were kickass, still are haha, but I'm male and 17 now lol. Rock on you Millenials!
Little 90s Kiddy - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pair in EVERYCOLOR! Even Orange! Crocs are now the new jelly
Liz - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Haha, I forced my mum to buy me pink sparkly heeled ones at th tender age of 4. They ripped my feet open but i didn't care, they were my princess shoes.
K - October 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I went though about two or three pairs of jelly shoes when I was a kid. Not because they broke, but because i kept growing. I was afraid to wear them because the two time i fell down the stairs I was wearing jelly shoes. I still love them.
Lindsay - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
oh the blisters...
makayla - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Ilove jelly shoes even though they are un comfortable Ilike them a little
Eryca - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have them. Mine are Pink.
miranda :] - December 01, 2008 - Report this comment
My god, I loved my jellies. I had the sparkly kind in purple and lime green. They were bomb. But yeah, the blisters were a major downfall. Guess I didn't care back then though haha.
Sarah - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I never got a pair of jellies, and I wanted them so much. All my friends had them. One girl I played with a lot also had three Ken dolls and I had none and she would never let me play with them, and said "Too bad you don't have one." If she hadn't been the daughter of my mom's best friend I never would have wasted so many hours with such a selfish person.
Crystal - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I know what you're saying Jo about the clear ones...cause i was in LOVE with them until i played outside in the dirt for hourssss.
bethany :) - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
oh god, they rubbed SO bad... i loved them to bits though :) like, you stood on your heels and they just bent and you ended up twisting your ankle so much fun. :) i love themmmm.
J - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Tony - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
lol my one of my best friends at the time (a girl)is wearing those in a newspaper cutout (1996) i saved , hahaha we still laugh at them, plus she laughs at my flannel shirt and drainpipe jeans hahaha ¬.¬ Good times.
I.P Daily - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
You suck
Sarah - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I just bought a pair last summer. I'm. So. Stuck.
mandee - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
they suck........they are so ugly
Leanne - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I love jelly shoes i got a pair 2 summers ago and they just broke a month ago...sad yes i know but am very determined to get a nother pair just like them:] i hope a can find them...:/
gfdgfd - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Walmart has them
Rachael - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a pair of clear glitter ones way back in kinder garden. They were awesome until it started raining and gave me blisters.
highschool - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG these are totally coming back! i have a pair and LOVE them:)
em - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
OHMYGODD i remeber those when i was in pre school in like '98 i wanted them sooo bad but my mom didnt get them because she said that its bad for posture.
Bix - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness, When I was real little these were popular, but my mom wouldn't let me have them...she was baby-sitting this girl a bit older than me when the girl got out of the bath. My mom saw that her feet were still dirty so she sent her back..when she came back her feet still looked dirty so my om started scrubbing her feet, then she figured out that her feet had tanned through the jellies and looked like dirt flecks!
Megan - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to always get a new pair every summer as a young kid in the 90's. God I loved those shoes so much.
Lola - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had them in purple and pink with sparkles! And they are way better then crocs! Crocs make me vomit.
Jess - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Haha, I had almost all of the damn colors. They were so epic.
Allison - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Had some pink and clear ones. I remember thinking how pretty they were and I would get blisters on the sides of my feet. And I would keep wearing them lol!
Tara - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG OMG! I commented on the Mary Jane shoes by mistake but anyhow me and my friends had pretty gel shoes like these!! Man wat was it with the 90's having body gel,glitter gel,hair glitter,glitter pants and shoes back then? Were we trying to look like fairies or something? lol
Meg - February 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I wanted a pair with heels so bad I cried for like two hours because my mum wouldn't let me get them and my friend got a black pair, jealousy's a killer, I still want them just because I never got them! does anyone have a picture?!! sad, I know
nicki - February 25, 2010 - Report this comment
omg..did you guys really wear them?..lol..those things are weird, but not as weird as the new CROCS..i remember the jelly shoes..but idk if i ever had a pair.
Erin - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Had them when I was like eight maybe (1998)... made yer feet blister and if you stepped on a rock you were SCREWED.
DeShawn - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
i loved these. especially when i was little. and if you got sand, rocks, or grass stuck in those shoes,,, yeah like Erin said: "You were SCREWED!"
qwerty n - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
They were incredibly cool at the time but not any more.When Iwas younger I had two pairs and I would wear them everyday except they broke a week later!!!!!!
alicia - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
i had some when i was about 4 or 5.. but it was my sister who really loved having them.
awesomeness - May 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i had some for dress up when i was little but the strap snapped...they werent very comfortable tho :(
Tori - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these when I was like 3! I loved them, but I only wore them when I was at my grandparent's.
greenriver - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
...these are actually coming back. lots of expensive name brands are bringing them back. i have a pair and i wear them all the time =)
Jan Griffiths - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a pair of the sandal type with a buckle. I live in Arizona, and in the summer they really make your feet sweat.
Gabby - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Gap Kids sold them(like the ones in the 2nd picture)! My mom bought me blue ones, and rocks would always get stuck on the bottom in-between the little "spikes".
Kendra - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a variety when I was younger; navy, brown, red, etc. LOVE and definitely miss those sandals :( Is there any place that still sells them?
Sallie K. - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to have like 10 pairs of these. Wish I could still find some. It's all Crocs now. Makes me remember back in '99 sneaking my Game Boy to school to trade Pokémon ^w^ Oh, what good times!
Dana - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I had some high heeled ones but my mom wouldn't let me get more because she hated the smell of them.
Felicia M. - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED jelly shoes! And I really don't remember ever having problems with blisters, but maybe because I wore my blue and white striped socks with them (the shoes were blue) LOL... And I don't think I even had a problem with the shoes breaking at all... I just remember growing out of them, and then I was sad because my parents wouldn't let me get another pair :(
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
The 80s had them, too.
Andrea S. - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a pair of Jelly high-heel clogs that I got from payless. I wore those things non-stop until I was out with family, they were fishing and I ended up in the river (don't ask). They smelled like sewage after that and I could never get the smell out. God I loved those shoes!
Alexis - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh.. i had every color of jellys for probably 2 years. they never hurt my feet and they always had that rubber smell. it's definitely a childhood smell. jellys are making a comeback, i saw some at wal mart.
shannnon - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
wow i actually remember being maybe 2 or 3 and having a pair of yellowish ones.
Ashley O - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved my jelly shoes. They were great for the beach when I would go on Spring break to florida
Heather - June 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Jellies made a huge comeback in the mid-90s. I wore them as a little girl in the '80s. The jellies I had in the '90s were platforms.
Jessica - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I use 2 have these I stayed over my grandparents back in 1995 and I left these at their house and they brought them next time they stopped over and I totally forgot I brought them over., they were my favorite and I was only 9 at the time
M - April 13, 2015 - Report this comment
These are so comfortable but give me blisters and make my feet sweat.
Rosemarie - March 02, 2016 - Report this comment
My favorite sandals of the 90's

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