posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on May 11th, 2010
I’ve tried on a couple pairs of Melissa Plastic Dreams, which are not really plastic, but as I explained in an earlier post, melflex, a hypoallergenic, recyclable, flexible PVC. But I’d never tried on the high heels or so many pairs as I did recently at Bergdorf’s 5F shoe salon.
What was the verdict on the shoes that so many think will be uncomfortable, perhaps because they’ve been misnomered “plastic”?
The Vivienne Westwood + Lady Dragon Heart is available in both Ice and Gold for $149, and was rather comfortable. These pairs were much too large for me, but they flexed easily as I walked about. I wondered if they would feel hot or unbreathable on humid days.
The flats were ubercomfortable, but you need to find just the right size if there is no strap as they are so flexible that they don’t hold shape that much if it’s not close to your heel. You can purchase the Vivienne Westwood + Ultragirl Stamp Nude at Epaulet for $130 or in-store at Bergdorf 5F.
There isn’t very much arch support, but there is a little bit of grip and support on bottom.
My favorite of all of the shoes, by far, was the Melissa 3 Straps Flat for $123. They were comfortable, stayed on my feet easily and looked casual and chic.
I saw a bunch of Melissa shoes for the first time in Barcelona last year, and was superskeptical, but now I’m enthused about the cuteness and environmentalism of these shoes, as long as you try them on first to make sure they fit you right.