Oh Melissa

Our story

Melissa was born out of disruption. We were founded in 1979 to transform plastic into a classic, and a classic into extraordinary.

The Aranha model, inspired by the footwear worn by fishermen from the French Riviera, was an immediate success and became a symbol from generation to generation.

Our Philosophy

“Our story is yours. And there is Melissa in your story.”

Melissa is made of history. The story of each person associated with the brand is what makes it relevant. Connecting with others and absorbing other points of view and ways of life makes us both singular and plural.


Melissa is art, fashion and design. But it's also durability.

We are cruelty-free, 100% vegan and 100% recyclable. Thanks to Melflex®, our own PVC, each pair of Melissa is flexible, comfortable and resistant. We know that an extraordinary future is only possible if we are very responsible and take a stand.

Melissa was one of the first brands in the world to create joint collections

In 1983, we began our first collaboration with the iconic Jean-Paul Gaultier, known for his eccentric and avant-garde designs. Our products, created and signed by great names in fashion, art and design, are available to everyone.