Although I adore swimming, especially in fresh water lakes & ponds, I fear the murk that lurks below. It’s fine in my beloved Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond, because one dives in off a pontoon, but I refuse point blank to swim anywhere that requires me to balance on slimy rocks or wade in through mud & silt.
I have an ancient pair of old school clear spangly jelly shoes which I have toted from Ibiza to Thailand and in which I have been laughed at more times than I can count. All I can say it that I wish these jellies had been comme il faut six years ago. Then no one would have pointed at me wading into the sea…
I’ve chosen only styles that fasten around the ankle or that look reasonably secure so that they would be suitable for beach type activities. I do find it hard to understand why anyone would wear plastic shoes in a city – haven’t they heard of trench foot? The shoes above are See by Chloe Jelly Sandals £90 from ASOS, and these are their rather close cousin, a mere £15 from Barratts
My favourites: the Petal sandal from French Connection £15
Australian shoe company Holster will be donating £10 from adult styles & £5 from kids styles from every sale of these purple jellies sold online via the Holster website in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action. Retailing from £16.99 to £34.95.