Melissa Shoes was born in 1979, with inspiration straight from the sea. On the feet of French Riviera fishermen a style was found that gave origin to the Aranha model. In little time, it catches on with Brazilians and becomes one of the most popular shoes around. In just the last decade, Melissa produced more than 32 million pairs and today is sold in more than 70 countries. A true Melissa icon, the Aranha takes 26 seconds to make. From the humble beginnings a huge brand has grown, with collaborations with the most popular designers in the world. Their unique smell is one of Melissa's hallmarks. It is a memory trigger: the mark of childhood and adult lives alike. It's part of teenage memory of those who grew up associating our shoes to a significant time in their lives. Melissa is art, fashion and design. But it’s also sustainability.
Melissas are made from with our own material: Melflex® is a type of PVC that can be 100% recyclable and provides flexibility and resistance - in addition to being very comfortable.