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Melissa Shoes through time and the world

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Melissa, the iconic Brazilian shoe brand that has been able to create a link between art, fashion and sustainability.

Melissa Shoes is a brand of vegan shoes born in Brazil in 1979. Alexandre and Pedro Grendene are the two creator brothers of the brand, in a short time they have made Melissa an exceptional phenomenon in the world of fashion. With its unique and hyper-trendy models, the brand has managed to create a place for itself among the biggest leaders in footwear. It is also one of the first brands to collaborate with renowned designers in 1983, when its first collaborations were with Jean-Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler. More recently with talents like Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld, passing through Comme des Garçons, Viktor & Rolf and currently with Y/ Project and Undercover. The particularity and creativity of our models allow you to bring an offbeat and original spirit to your outfits.
The primary objective of Melissa Shoes is to design eco-responsible and sustainable pairs of shoes, it has been striving for more than 40 years to respect the planet and tries to adopt ecological practices in its manufacture. This makes Melissa a cruelty-free brand, and 100% recyclable. Thanks to Melflex®, the brand's own PVC, each pair of lemon balm is flexible, comfortable and resistant.

The materials used in the manufacture of vegan shoes Melissa

Thanks to the vegan Melflex she uses in the design of her shoes, Melissa shoes and recognized by the Vegan Society of the United Kingdom. A type of malleable and thermoformable PVC that was developed to facilitate innovation and experimentation in the design of comfortable and durable footwear and accessories, Melflex is composed of PVC, plasticizer, pigments and additives which are all of plant origin.
All pairs of shoes, ankle boots / boots , heels , platforms , sandals , mules are made of a synthetic insole with a density of 6 mm which ensures extraordinary comfort.
In addition to its sustainable commitment to the manufacture of its shoes, Melissa France is also concerned with the shipping method, which must follow an ecological and eco-responsible method. The 100% paper packaging of our vegan shoes is low impact, as it is made mainly from 63% recycled materials. This reduces CO2 emissions by 64%.

Method of making Melissa shoes

The main collaborations of the brand

For more than 40 years, collaborative projects have been an integral part of the marketing strategy of the Melissa Shoes brand. During the 1980s, the brand developed its first two collaborations, which were with the two major haute couture houses Jean-Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler . Subsequently, we partnered with renowned designers such as Vivienne Westwood , Zaha Hadid , Les Frères Campana , Karl Lagerfeld and Y/Project . And recently, we have been able to achieve new superb collaborations with Viktor & Rolf , Undercover and Collina Strada.


In addition to the various iconic collaborations, several iconic models such as Cara Delevingne and world-famous stars such as Dua Lipa , Julia Fox and very recently Lilly Collin in the famous Emily in Paris series have opted for Melissa shoes on multiple occasions.

stars who wear Melissa

Melissa around the world

Present in approximately 80 countries around the world, Melissa is one of the most powerful brands in the world of footwear. Ranging from Latin America with several countries including Melissa Brazil, Melissa Mexico, Melissa Argentina, Melissa Colombia, in the United States with Melissa US, passing through Europe where there are also several distributors such as Melissa Italy, Melissa France and finally Asia and Australia with the online stores Melissa Philippine, Melissa Russia, Melissa Shoes Japan and Melissa Australia, our brand has created a universal reputation.

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