Back to the 80s – Jelly Shoes

Did you own a pair of these versatile shoes?

Jelly shoes made out of  PVC jelly  first appeared in the 1950s and 60s. They did not become popular until the 1980s.  After a debut at the 1982 World’s Fair, jelly shoes became a fashion must have! The popularity of the plastic shoe only grew from there.

Jelly shoes were cheap and came in a wide array of colors. At roughly a $1 a pair, it was possible to buy a pair that would match any outfit in the closet.

Join us at HCHM this Saturday, Dec. 7, 10-4 for 5 Places of Christmas. Our new exhibit, “Back to the 80s” is open and the museum is decorated 80s style!