There is a saying that if you wear good shoes, you will also end up going somewhere good. It may just be a metaphor, but however you interpret this, the message remains the same—wearing beautiful shoes will make you feel confident and ready to take on the world.
For the Holiday 2017 collection, Melissa kicked off the new season with the release of the Mapping collection. Each design is inspired by the creative vibe of a location where Melissa shoes can be found and enjoyed with style names such as Shibuya, Soho, and Melrose. The brand seemed to have the jetsetter in mind as it's not just the names that speak to the world traveler. It's the durability and the weather-proof characteristics of their plastic shoes that also come into play. Yes, there's no need to worry about your shoes getting squished in the luggage. The designs are leaning towards minimalism so you can easily build up your looks by taking just one or two pairs along—something that is truly important when you're trying to spare some baggage space for an upcoming trip.
Here are some of our picks from the collection:
Melissa Shibuya, P2995, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
When in Tokyo, Shibuya is the neighborhood with everything: unique fashion boutiques, trendy clubs, record shops, hip bars, and unlimited dining options—from fancy restos to dirt-cheap diners. If you're searching for something, Shibuya most probably has it. Before you get lost in a shopping black hole, do a quick #OOTD shot across the famous intersection outside Shibuya station to complete your Tokyo experience—to get you through all that walking, comfy yet "kawaii" footwear is a must such as these platform sandals.
Melissa Dubrovka, P3895, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
Explore rural Russia and withstand the harsh Siberian winds in cozy oxfords. Oxford styles are a practical choice for traveling to colder countries, plus, because of its preppy sensibilities, it also makes your look more polished.
Melissa Kasakova, P2895, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
Sure, you can go for your trusty old white sneakers, but when you're trekking around the city square, your Eastern European #OOTDs will look more directional with an eclectic shoe style such as these T-strap Mary Janes. Your look needs to be as enticing as the cities you are visiting.
Melissa Koenji, P2895, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
Throw on a cute pair of socks with these flatform sandals and you’re ready to explore the hip and edgy neighborhood of Koenji in Tokyo. When visiting Koenji, be sure to be fully immersed in their bustling creative scene: stay at an art hotel, see live music, shop for vintage clothes—where rare knits from Comme des Garçons and Dries Van Noten trenchcoats are relatively easy finds.
Melissa Melrose, P2995, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
Melrose Avenue is a shopping, dining and entertainment district in LA. Comfy footwear is a must for soaking in the sights and sounds of West Hollywood. Whether you're a luxury brand fan or a lover of street fashion, a stroll down this eclectic strip is sure to tempt your wallet.
Melissa Soho, P3250, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
This lower Manhattan neighborhood, which refers to the "South of Houston Street," is known to be the location of many artist’s lofts and art galleries. SoHo is New York's prime shopping and dining territory. Be sure to keep yourself comfy in trendy elevated sandals as you walk along the cobblestone streets to find great New York restos, bars, and shops.
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