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Sex: female
Type of clothing: shoes
When it was popular: '80s
Description: Clear shoes that little girls wore. Came mostly in clear or pink, and, if you were lucky, sparkly. Usually worn with socks that had beads at the tops so when you folded them it would produce a jingle-bead effect. All the rage in pre-k, but everyone soon caught on.
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Sammi - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I think I had every possible color of jelly shoes. They sweated your feet so bad, but you had to love them!
CeCe - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
i think they need to make so more kind of jelly shoes like a brand new stlye
Annie - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh!!I used yo love jelly shoes they were my fave my daughter wears them but without the socks!!
Celeste - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a red pair of red jelly shoes but I didn't have the right shaped foot to wear them and I ended up with blisters on my feet that were so bad that I had to take them off. One of the hazzards of wearing these types of shoes with flat feet and no socks.
Gel - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these shoes when I was young. It was after the 80's in like mid 90's when they made a comeback.
Stacey - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Mine were different. Mine were pink slip ons. I loved them.
Staci - August 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I just remember playing all day wearing them and the lovely dirt pattern on my feet when i took them off.. hahaha
Shelly - August 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I really don't know one girl who didn't have these when we were growing up! They rocked. Infact, I bought some for my one year old...
KCC - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my pink jelly shoes with the matching purse.
Audrey - August 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I would always have dirty spots all over my feet from the little slats in the shoes when I would take mine off. I would also always get gravel stuck in the heals.
Ella - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
i had a pair of these too. a few actually. but in the 90s not the 80s as i wasnt yet born in the 80s. i would love to see these become popular again i mean if crocs can be considered cool jelly shoes should be too
Shelly - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my jellys. I had pink sparkly ones. In my school you weren't cool if you didn't have a pair of jellies of some kind.
Ashley Atrocity - November 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Ok, I had these shoes and they made my feet sweat SO BAD and they hurt! What was the point, really? They were sweaty, painful, and not easy to walk in at all. NO TO JELLIES!
billie - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
i remember these!!
Heather - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Ugh! These hurt sooo bad! But, they were so cute! No pain, no gain! I bought a pair of clear/blue ones last year for old times sake at Urban Outfitters. And, guess what?! They still hurt!! lol
Christy51274 - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, they did hurt, but everyone had a pair. So, if they did, you had to have some, too! I remember having blue and purple ones. They've made somewhat of a comeback. I've seen them in Claire's and similar stores.
Eugol Dlareg - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
these were popular with the girls when I was in junior high, they called them "Tupperware shoes".
Jason - February 09, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister had a pair.We went to visit our grandmother in arizona in the summer.After walking outside in 110 degree heat , the bottoms of the jellies started to melt (no s**T).
reanna - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
i got a pair at target today...they are clear flats and i love them because they dont hurt my feet since my feet are narrow!!! YAY!!!
Laney - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousins and I all had jelly shoes and purses. We wore our jellies for Easter one year. They were pretty but our feet were filthy and blistered by the end of the day.
Dottie - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved Jelly shoes. I remember the first time a few rocks got stuck in the heel...they sounded like my mom's heels as I walked across her tile floor. From then on I purposely stuck rocks in the heels. They made me feel so grown up. I saw a pair in Ross the other day and had to get some. Awesome!!!
Amber - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I love love love Jellys.Of course they left blisters and Dottie I too loved to get rocks stuck in them!
Tasha - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Me my cousin and my sister had a pair alike. They had heels on them and we wore them with out blue jean skorts. We thought we were grown!! Lol!!
happy girl - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember these shoes having little holes on the hell. rocks and other debris would get stuck in these holes, and i was obsessed with picking them off. i also remember blisters and sweaty feet. good times!
Ross - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I love jellies! I had the original jellies from the 80s and still have a few pairs. I never had blisters, but I had sun marks on my feet from the cut out designs! Fun! Jellies are the bomb! Manufacturers need to make larger sizes though. There are new styles out like the Melissa Neon Doc Dog jelly pump, and the pointed toe glam flat. Quite cute and the main Company is Green! They recycle 99.9% of the material used.
brooke - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
i just got a pair from ross 2 dottie!!!
Steph - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a clearish white pair with pointy toes. they gave me such bad blisters but I wore them anyway. I still have a scar on each foot from them.
rachel - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
i had a pair when i was little, in the mid-90s. i don't remember blisters but i do remember the dirt prints.
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Mine were clear, with black lace inside them. They felt OK the first hour or so, but they made your feet sweat like crazy plus they pinched, so I didn't wear them too often!
Charmaine - May 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a few pairs of these too! They do make your feet sweat and hurt but after a long day and you settle it wasn't nothing like cleaning the dirt out the bottom sole but also looking at the marks made from the wear. I am scouting for a few pairs for my 3 yr old to wear this summer with the thin socks. This is about the closest to sandles in the summer while attending the daycare. We all know the shoe has to be a closed one.
Kat - May 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Always wore jellies in the summer in England as a kid but I really found the best use for them in my twenties. I had a clear white pair and wore them with jeans or tight pants to go clubbing and they are the absolute best shoes for dancing in, you can spin and slide, even on a carpeted floor!
tera - June 16, 2008 - Report this comment
my mom bought me when i was 5 these clear glitter jellies with the teletubbes on them!
Ash - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these when I was little! My sister and I had several pairs of the slip ons in assorted colors. I just found some in Target, got the clear and the blue ones. My husband says I look 10 in them... oh well; but I got them for sooo cheap and I couldn't resist buying, they bring back so many memories. I won't where them everywhere, but I'm sure I'll get my money's worth out of them - that won't take too long.
rose - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I love them. They make me feel young again. I went out and bought every color so what if I am 45. I love that they have them again. I will stock up on them.
margie - June 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved mine too. mine were red slip ons. my sister had pink ones with the strap and buckle like the picture above. i know that i had a few different pairs growing up, but the red ones are the only ones i remember wearing. and yeah they could not be worn for long distances or for long periods of time because once your feet would start to sweat, your feet would slide around in them and your toes would squish towards the tip of the shoes. ouch!!!
brightbite - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pair of red jelly sandals, with little specks of silver glitter. They had Cookie Monster on the side. They were amazing, and I even loved the rubber smell, but then I grew out of them.
hollabackgurl - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember being obsessed with jelly shoes in the early 90' i do believe they are making a comeback...i recently bought a pair at kohls for $5! they are grey flats and soooo cute! As i was searching the internet i found a pair that look exactly like them by marc jacobs exept they were $155!!!! you can buy a pair on kohls website...exept they are $9 and they only have pink!
Karissa - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pair and they are awsome! Now I believe that there making a comeback..
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought a pair on the sly b/c my mom said they looked like "poor people's shoes" (and we were poor, so evidently this was a sore subject). She flipped, but I couldn't return them b/c they made your feet sweat like crazy!
Crista - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Jellies, I had quite a few pairs and I remember the rubber smell! My mom made me air them out before I could wear them!
Kim - October 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a pair of the Mouse kind of Jelly Shoes. The trans-greenish kind and they're comfortable on my feet. But i rememeber my cousin had ruined them with their little prank...but i had a second pair of them just in case something happened. And alot of girls at my school has some Jellies too.
Auora619 - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a pink pair but If I wear them one of tmy heels would get a blister and it would hurt if I kept weraing them.
Anon - December 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Even though I was a nerdy outcast, I had a couple of pairs of jellies (one pink and one white). I grew up in So. Cal., so we didn't wear socks with ours and your feet started to hurt after awhile, but such is the price of high fashion! I also had a few jelly bags (remember those?) throughout one or two school years. After a few months, the handles or the bag would break from the weight of the books and binder, but they must have been cheap, b/c my mom replaced them w/o complaint.
shan - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I had two pairs in high heels none the less! I would be wearing them to top off my "Madonna" look and get stuck in the football field during band practice. Gotta luv the 80s!
Rita - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these. I had a pair. Every time you wore them your feet would get so dirty.
Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I wore these jelly shoes in the very early 90's as a little kid and loved them. They were banned at my elementary school because teachers didn't think they were safe and we couldn't run well in them for gym. I still wore them at home. I had every color and glittery ones too. I remember my favorite were an orangy pink color and SCENTED like peaches. The best! haha
Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Oops! In my comment I said very early 90's but I meant 80's. It would have been 1983-1985 or so.
megan - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember running around in these as a kid, talk about sweaty feet! & they rubbed so bad! But they were so cute had to wear them!!lol
Anna - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a pair of bright pink jellies when I was in kindergarten. I loved them so much!
Jt62786 - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a pin kpair. when I wear them. The back of my feet get a blister and it hurts alot. I just keep them for show. I don't wear them.
Mary - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a clear pair of fisherman jellies. I loved to wear different bright colors of socks. It would look like the shoes changed color
Rhonda - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought a pair from Target Last year and I wore them the wore summer!
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my clear ones...they were a little too big and my feet wouldn't stay in them, but I HAD to wear them...I wore them to a school program and I tripped and fell on my face walking up the stairs onto the stage! Ah, the memories!
Danielle - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite ones were white and they had a strap around the back. i remember wearing them and when you would take them off you would have dirt cicles on your feet. well atleast you did if you wore them into the garden. LOL. oh, the memories.
fran76 - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had red ones! I remember the sweaty feet & how they rubbed my heels & toes raw!
bree - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember the dirty, sweaty feet. lol
val - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom made me wear these I hated them.
Alannah - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a pin kpair. But they hurt my ankle.s the back of them got blisters o nthem and It was a big pain :( 2:13.
Josh P. - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!! i love JELLY SHOES!!! they are all time fav shoes!!! i used to wear them all the time as a little boy!!! =]
sdianah - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought these were so cute, but not the most comfortable shoes. The kind like the picture above tore up very easily. They came out with one that had a windowpane pattern that was more durable. I had a pair in burgundy. For children, I don't think these ever went out of style!
Missy_Trouble - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I use to have the soild clear jelly's that had lace glued inside them. Perhaps that's why today i can not wear any shoes longer than a hour before my feet start to really hurt. All those years of wearing jelly's..
Megan - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
In the 80's I had a pink pair and clear and than I remember I had these pearlesant white pair and a pair with glitter in them
dawn - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
There was a name brand version that you bought at small shoe boutiques. Started with a G and they came slender boxes.
Lu - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Memories!! I had a pair of clear purple sandals with a strap in 1990/1991 (I was six) which I always had to wear with socks, so I don't remember sweating nor blisters! My jellies also had some colorful applications on them, I think it was cartoon character themed (but I didn't know the cartoon). Awww :D
Dot - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a white pair that I bought at Jefferson Ward when I was 7. They cut into my feet. Ouch! So for some reason I thought wearing them in pool would help. Nope. Hated them.
Lindsay - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish I had a pair of jellies shose to where on halloween because Im dressing in the 80's. Im shopping for all my 80's stuff because I do not have much. I was bron in 1986 so I do not have much.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Man, these made your feet hurt a lot! Your feet would sweat, and that would make them rub the soles of your feet raw. And they would always rub big, painful sores on the backs and sides of my ankles. But they were so cute I wore them, anyway. Kinda like high heels... LOL
Shannon O'keefe - November 28, 2009 - Report this comment
were can i buy some?
Erika - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Miss Beth ROCKED these shoes in her borrowed Guess Jeans at OHS
Little miss - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
bella balken - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
mine were special they were shaped like lizards and when you pressed down on the heels a little tongue shot out of the front
Angelica - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I owned two pair, pink and white. I would wear these to church and pick out the rocks in the heels from the gravel parking lot during the services.
Laurita - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG i know exaclly what your talking about im only 18 and i didnt get to like the 80's era but i love these shoes and have been in search for some for a long time now anyone who knows where i can get some?
Brandi - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
i was born in 84, and i must say i had at least one pair in each and every color. i had the clear see through ones, the electric colors, the glitters. they were all i would wear for years. and my neon orange ones were my favorite.
Dorothy - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
They were so easy to get on and off. My cousin and I got into a fight at our mom-mom's house and I pulled my cousin's muddy jelly off and threw it at the back door. We both got in trouble!
anissa - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i almost bought myself a pair today, i love them, they're comfptable and i really want some!
SZA - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Ack! I had the EXACT same yellow pair in the photo!! My sister had a pair of pearly pale blue. We put them on with our jean jackets, jelly bracelets and side ponytails, and we (thought we) were soooo cool!!!
lesah5 - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I saw a lady at Krogers today with a pair of clear ones on. They look so sweaty.
Iz - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow just what I need for homework. We have to research fashion in the 1980's and I'm doing legwarmers, jelly shoes, batwing tops an acid washed jeans
JR - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the clear ones with lace, too - and I used to like to wear them with colored tights to show off the white lace. Also had strappy pink ones; don't remember getting blisters, which is surprising because I get blisters so easily - but the rocks! The tan lines! The dirt! Def remember all of that.
jeanne - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
i love jelly shoes with the rhinestones,,check out the maryjanes called josephine by betsey johnson,,or the the ones by nina or aldo philberto,,they are so adorable,classy and look terrific on,,,,,,,
Katie W. - May 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember when i was little in the mid 90s i had a pair of sparkly purple jellies. I remember having the dirty sweaty feet. Not my favorite part but i remember that whenever i got bored on long car rides id take my shoes off and try to get all the rocks out of the bottom. oh memories hahahahaha
Tonya B - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Had these and loved them! I am an Avon Rep and they are selling these again, they have navy, white and clear ones.
Jamie - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember having about 6 pairs or Jelly shoes in different colors. Man I miss the 80s
Darri - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm in my early 30's and whenver people ask me if I wear Uggs or Crocs I tell them, "I already made my footwear blooper many years ago in the 80's with jellies. No thank you" ;D
Amanda - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
SSweaty feet, blisters from hell, but I LOVED them
Nicole - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
1983-1984 7th grade in California we wore these. No idea why they are saying there were for pre-k.
muddyrunnergirl - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
It brings back so many memories to read the comments about jelly shoes ... The stones wedged in between the grooves on the soles; the sweaty feet @ dirt marks! I used to take pink shoe laces and lace them across the top of my foot ... I thought I was so creative - but just so geeky lol
melissa - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
so does anyone remember the jelly shoes that tied up called Hercules....the were plastic on the bottom and wrapped around your ankle?
7th grader - June 11, 2014 - Report this comment
we are wearing these now in school, glad to see they have come back
Shelly - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED mine!! Mine were blue sparkly. I think I was in 2nd or 3rd grade?
Pam - September 29, 2015 - Report this comment
American Apparel is selling these jelly shoes now
Jennifer - August 15, 2017 - Report this comment
I just got some beautiful glittery ones at Forever 21. So many memories of my childhood/teen years in the 80s! My 5 year old daughter calls them Cinderella shoes..

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