Melissa Shoes - Your Questions Answered


Available in both women's and girl's designs, Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes are a popular favourite due to their vegan properties, high levels of comfort and versatile styles.

Today, we’ll be answering some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Melissa shoes.


How do you look after Melissa shoes?

Melissa shoes should be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild, fragrance free, alcohol free soap or with a simple face wipe of the same properties. Gently clean dirt from all areas of the shoe by using sweeping motions, before taking a tissue to wipe and dry them.

Set them aside for a few minutes to air dry, and then use a microfiber cloth to polish them.

To avoid discolouration, Melissa shoes should never be left in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

For a thorough cleaning guide, read our full post on How To Clean Melissa Shoes.

What are Melissa shoes made from?

Melissa shoes are made from a unique eco-friendly patented plastic material called Melflex®, which is incredibly flexible and comfortable for the foot.  

Melissa shoes also feature a cushioned footbed to help protect feet, and offer styles with micro wedge and hidden wedge heels to provide a comfortable alternative to heels.

How do you repair Melissa shoes?

Melissa shoes are strong and designed to be long lasting, but if your Melissa shoes do break, all you need is a needle and thread to easily repair them.

Simply stitch ripped material and straps together, ensuring to be wary of where is being stitched if you’re using a bright colour. Opt for the same colour thread as shoes if you’re wanting a natural look that’s hard to notice.

Do Melissa shoes stretch?

Due to being made from a plastic material, Melissa shoes do not stretch to ensure optimum comfort and protection for your feet. This helps hold feet in place, preventing rubbing and friction that could cause pain.

Are Melissa shoes scented?

One of Melissa shoes’ most talked about and favoured features, all Melissa shoes are infused with a unique and unmistakable bubblegum scent.

The better the shoes are looked after, the longer the scent lasts.

Are Melissa shoes sustainable?

Sustainable fashion and ethical fashion brands are more important now than ever. Melissa footwear is 100% vegan and 100% cruelty free, providing a range of women’s sustainable shoes that help protect the environment while still looking good.

Melissa shoes are made from 15% renewable materials and are 100% recyclable, meaning knowing what to do with old shoes is simple and offers you peace of mind in knowing that your old shoes are being reused into new products instead of wasted in landfills and other dangerous sites.

Are Melissa shoes waterproof?

Melissa shoes are made from waterproof PVC material, however tend to feature cut out toes and low-cut styles that would make for wet feet if worn in wet and rainy conditions.

Melissa flat shoes are ideal for wearing in summer months, and should avoid mud and adverse weather conditions.

How do Mini Melissa shoes run?

Mini Melissa offers a wide collection of Melissa shoes for kids in a variety of styles that are perfect for school, formal occasions and everyday activities. 

Mini Melissa shoes tend to run small and don’t come in half sizes, so we recommend sizing up if your child is a half size.


Browse Hurleys’ full range of Melissa shoes and Mini Melissa to discover stylish designs accentuated with classic Vivienne Westwood embellishments for a luxurious feel.

Style Melissa flat shoes with one of our Vivienne Westwood necklaces and one of our Vivienne Westwood womens bags for the perfect look.