One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sandal made from brightly colored or translucent molded plastic.
- ‘Lo and behold, the Ipanema flip flop with a strap is from Melissa, one of Brazil's largest footwear companies and the originator of the jelly shoe.’
- ‘Our investigative team has determined that the '80s version of ‘sexy shoes’ included LA Gear, British Knights, jelly shoes and Cougar winter boots.’
- ‘It would seem that entry through the stage door to stardom does not come by simply donning a pair of jelly shoes and a rah-rah skirt.’
jelly shoe/ˈjelē SHo͞o/
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