Ahh the classic jelly shoe. Probably best remembered as the kinda-sweaty, kinda-weird-feeling shoe of childhood, the jelly has received a serious upgrade in recent years thanks to innovation from folks as broad-ranging as Melissa and even Ferragamo. Looking to grab a piece of the trend? Remember that rubber shoes can get super sweaty and are definitely not for those days of hitting the pavement for hours non-stop. But for a chill cookout or pool party? Go jelly for sure. Click through for 10 favorite jelly shoes on the web right now.
How crazy cool will these look with a breezy black sleeveless dress? Right?!
$29.99 at ModCloth.
It's nice when designers really figure out the strength of a material—jelly looks really freaking good when done big, in-your-face chunky.
$115 at Melissa.
The T-strap + subtle metal detail + gladiator feel = a real winner.
$49 at Zappos.
Yes, it's another T-strap sandal with a cool metal detail, but the electric blue hue really makes these stand out.
$44.99 at Zappos.
Dainty But Not
These are pretty different. If you're into an upgraded flip-flop, these are the designer shoes for you.
$175 at Shopbop.
These look like leather—cool, downtown, matte—so we love the switch-up. These would be a great everyday.
$28 at Topshop.
Jelly isn't just reserved for sandals, though! These slightly wedged ballets are super cute but also breathable.
$161.22 at ASOS.
These are the classic jellies that you think of immediately, but the slight heel bring them to the now. Also the subtle embedded glitter is so rad.
$110 at VFILES.
These water-ready shoes totally resemble cool cut-out sneakers—only you'll know that they're just rubber.
$46 at Gargyle.
These are also like upgraded flip-flops—you totally won't seem like a slouch after you slip your feet into these babies.
$33 at Zappos.