What can I say about these gorgeous Ashanti boots by one of my favourite shoe companies of all times, Melissa shoes? They are 100% rubber, like all their shoes and are slick and bubblegum-scented. While I don’t own a pair of these, I do own a few other pairs of their shoes. They are usually instantly comfortable (even the high-heeled ones), though they do seem to run a size small, so make sure you factor that in if you’re thinking of ordering any.
Melissa are an ethical, practically waste-neutral company and no animal products whatsoever are used in their shoes. The rubber their shoes are made out of is non-toxic and eco-friendly.
These particular instant classics come in a variety of colours and also in the “Flock” material, a sort of velvety-looking rubber that doesn’t look at all like rubber, but is still waterproof and fairly breathable.
Melissa have a lovely website where you can check out some very sexy photos of their shoes. Unfortunately, you can’t actually buy any shoes from there, as far as I can tell, unless you’re in Australia and, possibly, Brazil. SuperFAIL!
Luckily, you can get these vegan ankle boots on Amazon in black shiny rubber / plastic, blue shiny rubber / plastic or black flock.