ooooh, ahhhh...the brazilian brand, melissa, makes the coolest shoes! all designs are made from recycled plastic meaning they are not only innovative but completely sustainable. (100% vinyl = 100% waterproof :: see post for rainy days). my stylish friend e, whose job requires her to jet to chile every few months, introduced me (she has the mary jane wedges below in fuchsia she found in santiago). it's a bit tricky to track down all the styles in the usa, but see the links below for some that ship to the states.