The beautiful thing about fashion is that there are countless brands, styles, and options to try. I’ve already featured some of my favorite kids shoes in the past several months, but I’m here to highlight another brand that’s recently caught my fashion eye…Mini Melissa . I’ve known for some time about this brand that uses recycled plastic and PVC to create something similar to good old-fashioned jelly shoes (I’m dating myself), but it wasn’t until I saw their ballet pointe shoes that I was head over heels. Pale shimmery pink, Valentines red, and a trendy black…yep, I bought all three!
Next on my list are the Ultragirl Bow flats (in every color combination). Super cute! If your little one is into animals then you may just love their Rabbit, Cat, or Rhino inspired designs. Oh, and did I mention that each pair of shoes has the amazing aroma of bubble gum! The plastic is scented so that little feet won’t get stinky.
These shoes do run on the small side so make sure to go up one full size. They are incredibly easy to get on. Unlike old-fashioned jelly shoes, these don’t have difficult straps to fasten. Yippy for VELCRO! A strong velcro closure does the trick! These are perfect worn barefoot for spring/summer, but they even work well for the colder months when paired with tights. The soles are padded giving a nice cushion and eliminating the sticky feeling of traditional jelly shoes. While many trendy boutiques have these in stock, you can even find them here Mini Melissa Ballet on Amazon! Quick…they sell out in a flash!