I found a folder that contains photos of my Melissa shoes that I have not blogged before. I really meant to blog about my collection, but obviously forgot about it. 😆
The photos were taken years ago; the last taken in 2015–! Although I did buy a Melissa late last year, I won’t include it here yet. Shoes are listed in order of when I bought them.
Melissa Ultragirl Heel
I always prefer to wear heels at work. Most Melissa heels are 3+ inches and I can’t walk in those for hours anymore. There are so many brand choices, but I had to have Melissa for the durability if it comes to daily long walks. Regular office shoes most often wear out easily on me. I definitely had no second thoughts to buy the Ultragirl Heel.
The Ultragirl Heel is cute and really okay for office, but its design is thin and narrow feet. Even though mine already are thin and narrow, this still feels quite tight. It took a while before the fit became comfortable.
Melissa Jean + Jason Wu
The Melissa Jean + Jason Wu is my most favorite among my Melissa collection. Easy to slip on, I can walk hours in it and not get tired or wounded feet, and I can use it for both work or casual days. I used this so much that the soles are almost smooth that it’s already dangerous to use on wet ground.
Cute, right? But I didn’t use it much until about a year later. I had to break it in for a couple of weeks, I believe, because the shoes was so tight. It was painful! Tiis ganda they say. This makes me realize (for the nth time) how I spend out of want and not of need. 😆 And it’s the same now with cosmetics. Oh well, at least I got a lot of use from this flats.
Melissa Artemis + Jason Wu
I lusted over the Artemis + Jason Wu sandals for so long. I only stalled because wearing sandals would mean exposure of my ugly toes. When I already wanted it, I thought it wasn’t meant to be since Melissa mall shops and the online store were running out of stocks until I discovered another shop with old Melissa releases including this.
I love this sandals because it’s light. Long walks in it are tolerable even without padding support. I also like sandals with a thin strap on the toes. Recently I don’t get to use it anymore since the soles and footbed separated after it got soaked in the rain. That can easily be solved with a glue, I guess, but the sandals don’t seem worth the money if it broke that easily.
Melissa Aranha 1979
My boyfriend’s gift for Christmas in 2015. Even though I didn’t like the color at first, I realized it matched with almost anything. This is the most comfortable too among my Melissas.
I wanted to get another in a different color. I tried to justify the purchase by trying to believe it’s similar to owning pairs of Chuck Taylors. 😆 The boyfriend made me decide against it.
Melissa Magda + Jason Wu
Another favorite of mine is the Melissa Magda + Jason Wu. I love how it looks when I pair it with skirt or shorts; its pointy style makes me look I have long legs.
My last Melissa pair before I went on a “no buy.” I bought this for less than Php1000. I thought this could be great for everyday use as I wouldn’t feel bad if it breaks.
Eventually, the thong broke, but it only needs to be glued back on.
Melissa Boemia II
The Boemia II is so comfy because of the padding. I think it’s obvious from this photo alone that the padding looks soft. I just dislike how it makes my toes look very long. 😆 Also, the upper rubs against my index toes sometimes. Ouch!
Loafers bring me back to my reggae and ska band days. 🙂 I love–and always will–loafers, brogues, and boots. I was so excited when Melissa announced this release. Such good timing that when Zalora had it in stock, they were also on sale.
The quarter part could scrape skin or cause blisters. Applying might help, but I y. I prefer this with socks anyway, which makes the shoes comfier.
Melissa Space Sport
I fell in love with the Space Sport the moment I laid eyes on it. I just had to keep myself from buying it for reasons such as already having too much (still new) shoes at the time. Until it was goodbye self-control when Zalora had a sale.
Space Sport feels amazing on the feet. But the vamp (I’m unsure if I’m using the correct term) isn’t tight enough, so the shoes could slip off if I don’t “grip” on the footbed. Wearing it can get painful sometimes. Obviously, that has not kept me from wearing it. I ♥ that it looks so “shala” as my boyfriend would always tease. Shala is a Filipino gay lingo for classy.
I’m not a fan of open toe slippers because they make my feet look wide and, when I wear such, I think they make me look shorter than I already am. I’m overthinking, aren’t I? I prefer slippers with thongs (for between the big and index toes) and I can walk in them better. Until Melissa came out with Sauce, which is one of their unisex footwear.
They look like classy slippers to me. 😆 I wear these when I’m too lazy to think of what to pair with my outfit. They make me look less nakapambahay or ready to go to the beach (with flip-flops). As of writing, this is my favorite. It’s comfy, but not ideal for long walks because of the slightly stiff footbed and no arch support.
Why I love Melissa shoes
Since I discovered the brand, I hardly never looked at other shoes. Being made of plastic, they take a while to wear out and are waterproof. They also smell very nice. 🙂
Some people worry their feet might smell and get sweaty with plastic shoes, but I haven’t experienced that with this. The nice scent of their shoes also helps prevent smelly feet. The shoe scent lasts a long time as long as they’re stored in their boxes. I heard some SAs recommend keeping the shoes in the pouch before boxing.