YSL’s Tribute sandals get some plastic surgery

YSL Tribute sandals in plastic

What do you think of jelly shoes, Fashion Jurors? Because YSL think you’re going to be willing to pay $500 for them, and we need to know what you think about that.

Of course, we’ve discussed jelly shoes before, in relation to Vivienne Westwood’s ongoing collaboration with Melissa. Those shoes always tend to split opinion right down the middle. Those of you who love them REALLY love them. (We count ourselves amongst this number.) And those of you who hate them practically seethe with loathing every time they’re mentioned. They’re THAT kind of shoes.

The Lady Dragons, however, are not $500. They generally come in at around $150 – $180: still pretty expensive, sure, but not “these shoes or the rent” expensive. The shoes above, on the other hand, will set you back $495, plus shipping. And they’re made from bright yellow plastic. (Or, if you prefer, shiny black plastic. Which is a bit less dramatic, to be sure.)

What’s the point of this, you may ask? Well, jelly shoes are kind of fashionable at the moment, we guess, thanks to the whole Melissa thing. They’re suitable for those of you who don’t want to wear leather. They’re…weatherproof. We guess.

Are all of these reasons enough to make you want to drop $500 on them, though? Tell us in the comments…


  • December 2, 2011


    These better have lots of structure inside that jelly or the heels will just flop over “squish.” Not an attractive look, one would think. One’s gait would be affected. Step-squish-flop-waddle, step-squish-flop-waddle, step-squish-flop-waddle …

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    • December 2, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      I would imagine it’s just a regular heel with a jelly coating, like the Melissa shoes, otherwise it just wouldn’t work!

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  • December 2, 2011


    I was around *mumblety mumble early childhood* when jelly shoes went through in the ’80s. I didn’t like them then either. I prefer my feet not to have waterparks of their own inside each shoe, and I’ve never lived anywhere wet enough to need shoes where their sole (heh, “sole”) purpose in life was to protect my feet from getting wet. On top of that, they’ve usually struck me as, if not cheap looking, then at the very least like they’d look better made out of othr materials.

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  • December 2, 2011


    I really like these – I think they’re pretty and totally practical and, as you know, I’m totally sold on the jelly shoe thing. But I won’t even pay full price for the Melissas (all of mine were bought on sale, or secondhand) so the price… no. If I could get these for £28 on ebay I’d be all over them, though!

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  • December 3, 2011


    Looks nice. But still…………..

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  • December 7, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    Weren’t there similar ones in Dune a year or two ago?

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  • December 15, 2011


    Oh there these are! Ive been looking for them everywhere! Sorry guys i have to get these shoes back to Barbie, shes been worried sick!

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  • October 28, 2012


    I think there cute for like a pool party or something but for $500 dollars? No way!! Totally not worth it.

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