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I don't think you're ready for this jelly: Waterproof shoes

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Remember as a kid when it would be that time of year to buy a new pair of jelly sandals for summer?

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If your experiences were anything like mine, those nightmarish shoes only bring back memories of lots of sweat and uncomfortable blisters stemming from that horrible PVC material used to make them. But, for some reason, my mother kept buying them for us year after year, regardless of the hot Houston summers.

And now maybe I know why. Waterproof shoes, like those awful children's jellies, can take you from the pool to a restaurant in no time. Without the muss-and-fuss of showering and changing, kids and adults alike can go to the beach AND the boardwalk all in the same trip.

After all, fashion is all about versatility. And, someone must have been listening to my prayers, because the greatest designers of today have updated the older (slightly horrific) jelly shoes of my day.

Not only are the newest versions of waterproof shoes genuinely cute, but I foresee many a pair being worn even when there's no water nearby. And with some environmentally-friendly updates, like recycled PVC, added into the design mix, how can you go wrong with this fast-drying footwear?

So prove Beyonce wrong... show her that you can handle this jelly by checking out my slideshow above for some fabulous, flip flop-free shoes.

You'll be anything but a fish out of water in these babies.

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