Bonus to my Flashback Friday…. Jellies!

30 Sep

I know that kids from my elementary school were really into Jellies but I’ve always wondered, were these a National and/or International hit as well?!?  I mean Jellies were technically the original crocks but cuter and in much better ’80s colors!  I’m just biased though because in an age where you really fixate on one thing at a time, my Jellies were it.  I had one pair and I wore them until those suckers broke!  They keep trying to re-create Jellies and make them a big item again BUT they have gone seriously wrong with some new styles.  Here are ones that I think feel short of the originals…

These definitely do NOT encompass the comfort-ability nor the versatility of the originals.  I mean how are you supposed to build rock dams in your back yard creek or climb the jungle gym in these???

The only word that comes to mind is WRONG!

Come on now…. that’s not even a true Jelly anymore!!!!!

Anyway, now I’ve spent way too much time investigating Jellies when my memories will suffice 🙂  Was anyone else into Jellies or have something from Elementary School that they loved??

6 Responses to “Bonus to my Flashback Friday…. Jellies!”

  1. Amanda (Adele) D September 30, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I LOVED Jellies! They were the coolest shoes ever.

    • justalittlebrit September 30, 2011 at 9:30 am #

      Can you believe what “jellies” are now?!?! Ugh! I’m offended! haha 🙂

  2. rebeccasretreat October 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Jellies were a big thing for 90’s kids to have in England, I had about 5 pairs whilst they were ‘fashionable’. I remember being around 6 years old, wearing my jellies that had a slight heel on around the house. I was also holding a dog bowl. I fell in my jellies and the bowl dropped on my little finger and broke it – I looked like I had two thumbs! Haha, but apart from that I loved them. I did buy a pair of Mel shoes, they were flip flops, white with a lovely big white bow on each of them that was also made of jelly! They’re the best I’ve seen out of people’s attempts to recreate them. Thanks for the memories!

    • justalittlebrit October 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      Hahah!! ohhh no! But what a great story that was, thanks for sharing :D!

  3. fireflyflavor March 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Omg. Brit! I am loving your blog. You have inspired me to start a blog!! How fun.

    PS-I was OBSSESSED with jellies. I had jellies with a heal, clear ones, pink ones…too many pairs. But its the only shoe I would wear around 7-10 years old, I mean I loved them! So bad to the point, where they got so dirty (and smelly..lol:) my mom made me throw them away because my brother was complaining on how gross they were. AHAHaha. I also fractured my wrist at the playground because my jelly heal got stuck in the steel jungle gym climbing ropes. LOL. ohh jellies. This post takes me BACK! Thanks for sharing. And I’m super stoked to be reading your blog, its amazing! You go girl!

    ❤ Marion

  4. thekosherchannel May 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I found original jellies on ebay, ex: item # 400232912010, he has mostly kids but he says they are actually shoes made in the 80s

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