Pretty Jelly Sandals Leaves Toddler With Bruised And Bloody Feet

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Jelly Sandals are quite popular this Summer and if you’re thinking of getting your daughter a pair, you may want to check them thoroughly before you let her wear them.

This is a warning given by a UK Mom, Lisa Connor, who claims that her 2-year-old daughter Esmé suffered some agonizing cuts and bruises after wearing a pair of jelly sandals for just 30 minutes.

The Sandals were apparently received as a birthday present and was purchased at Next, a popular English retailer.

When Lisa first put the sandals on Esme’s feet, she complained about it being uncomfortable but a couple of days later they tried it on again and they thought all was well. However, after just 30 minutes of wearing the sandals, she was in tears and had blood all the way around her ankle and on the soles of her feet.

The photo’s of Esme’s bloodied feet were shared on Social media and shows just how badly the sandals have hurt her. Her Mom hopes that by sharing those images, it will send a warning out to other parents who have bought or intend buying the sandals from Next.

The original post on Facebook (shown below) has been shared over 18,000 times and has comments with many differing views. Many are suggesting that the shoes were probably just too small for Esme’s feet while some parents are sharing their similar experiences with shoes from Next.

A comment from Vee Rapier says Shoes look way to small you can obviously tell she’s cut her foot by one of the straps rubbing on the skin and the blood running down her foot hence the pool of blood, I’m sure if it was that serious you wouldn’t be taking pictures before actually removing the shoe! – people will do anything for money or a claim this being an example

Another commenter JayJay Boo commented by saying:  Next” made my foot sore after 10 min of walking… Too me it’s a S**t brand for shoes, never bought next shoes again the thing is we adults can simply take off uncomfy shoes but kids can’t! “Next” should test those as safety for kids. I wouldn’t consider plastic something… Shoes safe on bare foot, even with socks they are uncomfy! I put blame on “next”!

Lisa reached out to Next and they agreed to examine the shoes to see what could have caused the cuts to Esmé’s little feet. A spokesperson from Next issued a statement thereafter which said:

“We are terribly sorry for the distress caused and we are taking this matter very seriously. We’ve asked for this pair of shoes to be returned so we can carry out a detailed inspection of this shoe, since this is the first complaint of this nature that we’ve received.”

It is still unknown whether Next stores will, in fact, be recalling the popular sandals.


  1. Frances Makatura

    June 12, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Those things did that in the 80’s .why are they still being sold.

  2. Ikhlas N Ron

    June 12, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Omg so sad hope the baby she’s ok

  3. Emily Wilson

    June 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Anything rubber or ‘jelly’ in the summer is going to rub. Especially on hot little toddler feet. Most ‘fashion’ footwear for toddlers are horribly ill fitting and do more harm than good for those growing feet. Poor little girl 🙁

  4. Nashia Warley

    June 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Oh no poor poppet.

  5. Natasha Howell

    June 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    its not the shoes fault, its the parents, you didnt think to look at your kids feet, how did you let it get that bad, its like blaming a pencil for your mistakes,,,,

  6. Crystal Ordaz

    June 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Stupid mom it looks to me that does sandals dont even fit her n second did even paid attention when she was crying …just saying

    • Emily Wilson

      June 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      My daughter never complains about anything, even when her shoes are rubbing and making her bleed (happened one with a new pair of dress shoes)

    • Bailey Gregg

      June 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Most kids are to busy playing to even tell their parents.

    • Ambrosia Leighanne Chapa

      June 13, 2016 at 5:04 am

      Agree on the size for sure. My daughter could be bleeding enough to go to the hospital and not say anything or cry. However it’s my responsibility to make sure she’s wearing proper shoes

    • Michelle Rodriguez

      June 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I said the same.

    • Jennifer Maeda Farrell

      June 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm


    • Stephanie Hollomon

      June 14, 2016 at 3:21 am

      That was the first thing I thought!

  7. Karina Laos Devine

    June 12, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Bad combo of a cheap shoe & lack of common sense.

  8. Linda Mirella Jovel

    June 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I guess is not that bad since the mother have the time took a picture before she take the shoes out of her dd foot

  9. Mitchell Hill

    June 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    It’s the parents fault for not paying attention to the child

  10. Der Lee

    June 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Mai See Thao Cheng Lee Sheng Lee Mya Mainhia Xiong

  11. Kristina Filipovic

    June 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Peter Lara

  12. Dorothy Kay Nieser

    June 12, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    You know you could put socks on the child like you’re supposed to I understand that with sandals but I also understand that you should put socks on your children feet because they’re not used to them

  13. Gricel Olivas

    June 12, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    But my Tina loves her jelly shoes 🙁 Yajaira Olivas

    p.s. we’re not in the UK but most do the same thing… plastic shoes gotta love them! Haha

  14. La'Shawnda Mo'Nique

    June 12, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Amanda Byrd Jones

    • Amanda Byrd Jones

      June 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Good thing that I have never found jelly shoes in the least bit cute. Poor little girl that happened to though

    • La'Shawnda Mo'Nique

      June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      I know, it’s crazy the first mistake was putting her in ugly shoes.

  15. Alicia De Los Santos

    June 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Brenda Barrera Ahmed

  16. Razelene Gutierrez

    June 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Connie Lee is this the one my niece has? Throw them away! Lol

  17. Lillians Lillians

    June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Con tanto calor y ponerle sandalias de plástico esta loca la mama

  18. Dani Elliott

    June 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Surely the baby was crying? They she was walking around for half an hour that didn’t just come on in the last two minutes!

  19. Viki Dermond

    June 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    These used to cut me up as a kid but I looooooved them so I never told her they hurt my feet. She’s not a bad parent because she happened to miss something. There’s no need to mom shame. The plastic shoes should have been taken off the market ages ago, BUT if my kiddo wanted them badly enough, I’d probably give them a chance too. She hasn’t asked for money. She wants to company to inspect them and better their design. There’s no shame in that. Hopefully a better design comes out that doesn’t hurt or cut into skin like they have for decades.

  20. Maria Lozano Ugalino

    June 12, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Don’t understand why people still buy these shoes/sandles for their children. Worst type of shoe ever.

  21. Bernice Hepworth-Lloyd

    June 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    This is not news.
    Everyone knows these shoes rub and cut in to your feet.
    I had them as a child (in the 80’s) and loved them but even with socks on and blister plasters they were hell to wear.
    Answer: don’t buy them.

  22. Kelly Wilson

    June 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    It’s so weird that the other foot looks fine (based off what I see in the pictures)

  23. Villanueva Monica

    June 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Well those jelly sandals are only just few hours 2 to 3 hours not all day just saying

  24. Jennifer Channell

    June 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    As if! Look at your kids feet. My kid would never allow this. Lol. She’d be yelling.

  25. Yesenia Zam-ran

    June 12, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Wooow I can’t believe how the mother doesn’t noticed that those shoes are too small for that feet..

  26. Steph Angelas

    June 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I never liked them when I was a kid nd definitely not buying them for my daughter!!!

  27. Steph Angelas

    June 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    they do look small on her feet tho

  28. Norma Standridge

    June 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    How can you miss that? It didn’t have to get that bad for someone to notice geez!

  29. Glenn Poz

    June 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Lo barato siempre sale caro

  30. Darlene Whitfield

    June 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Really…..smh….put shoes on her foot that fit. At that age you should always examine everything before putting it on them. Your fault not the shoes.

  31. Crystal Ramos

    June 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Celly Salinas Ramos don’t get these for vina

  32. Bridie Youd

    June 12, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I’m not surprised. I remember wearing them as a child in the 80s and they were horrible! Guaranteed blisters within minutes

  33. Sophia K Cousins

    June 12, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    That child ran around a lot to get her foot like that and someone wasn’t paying attention that didn’t happen quickly

  34. Letty Bozzi McFall

    June 13, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Ma Liliana Bozzi

  35. Tawnya Teajay

    June 13, 2016 at 12:17 am

    This kind of plastic or rubber is not good in the summer.Kids feet are very sensitive and need to breath.These kind of Sandles and shoes are not good.

  36. Erin Elizabeth Vos

    June 13, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Sarah Johansen

  37. Jessica Marie

    June 13, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Sarah Elizabeth

  38. Axie Bunn

    June 13, 2016 at 2:28 am

    And it took the mom this long to notice why

  39. Jennifer Quaker

    June 13, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Edlin Tobias

    • Edlin Tobias

      June 13, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Those shoes look to little and tight on her probably why she got cut up since it’s rubber

    • Jennifer Quaker

      June 13, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Hmmm true

  40. Irma Torres-Camacho

    June 13, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Luz Liz Concepcion

  41. Imran Mars

    June 13, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Yenni Qaisah

  42. Irene Martinez

    June 13, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Angelina Garcia

  43. Audrey Howard

    June 13, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Why would anybody buy their kids jelly shoes? We all know what that did to our feet when we got that ONE pair back in the 80s.

  44. Alfredo Puyo

    June 13, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Ouch, I don’t wear sandals, only shoes with sox

  45. Ashley Lynch

    June 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    And the parents didn’t notice this at all? They couldn’t tell their kid was in pain or see the blood???

  46. Edith Dieguez

    June 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Yup! Moms you should know this. Those are for a few mins. not an all day thing. I remember when I was small getting burned in my jellies.

  47. Angela Lamendola

    June 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This mom didn’t realize her kid was in agony until her feet looked like that?? Um, not the shoe’s fault.

  48. Deven Rocchi

    June 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    If you read the article, the sandals were a birthday gift. The first time she wore that hurt her feet, so they took them off. A few days later they tried again and they didn’t seem to both her, so they thought all was fine. I never had a pair growing up and I know they are coming back in style, but I will never buy they or let my daughter wear them. They look so uncomfortable.

  49. Gina Barton

    June 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    They look way too small.

  50. Kelsea Pangelinan

    June 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Stephanie Borja

  51. Kelly Taborda

    June 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    How long did she have the sandals are they look like they’re a little small but her hair is hanging over I wouldn’t buy them for my granddaughter anyway

  52. Dawana

    June 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Everyone is missing the point. Regardless how tight the shoes are,even if the mother strapped the shoes on tight they wouldn’t cause that unless they were robbing her skin. Did anyone think that maybe she could be allergic to an ingredient in the shoe?

    • Kari

      June 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Agreed. Why would you put plastic shoes on your feet?

  53. Lucy

    June 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I am 42 years old and my mother said the same thing happened to me when I was little she had to take me to the Doctors for medicine because my skin peeled off and my feet where full of blood.I guess it’s the rubbing against the foot.

  54. Anonymous

    June 30, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Its not the shoes fault its the parents. The shoes are way to small for the child. If my child said it hurt after putting them on to make sure they fit I would immediately take them right off.

  55. Danielle Morey

    August 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Sorry but if she was complaining why didnt the parents check befor it got that far

  56. Alyssa Go

    August 5, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Just by looking at the feet you can tell those shoes are to small

  57. Zerimar Ali

    August 5, 2016 at 12:41 am


  58. Joanne Taylor

    August 5, 2016 at 3:40 am

    They look to big, instead of to small, I think the shoes was rubbing up and down on her heel as she walked.

  59. Monica Toews Brown

    August 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Haha worn them jelly rubbish sandles back in the 80s and always had blisters

  60. Maryann Cervantez Cerda

    November 24, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Ty Nakagawa

  61. Skye Brummert

    November 24, 2016 at 2:17 am

    When I was little, I loved my jellies even though they gave me blisters. I didn’t think they were being made any more.

  62. Sarahi Tzuquino

    November 24, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Carajo. Quítele les sandalias primero, chingado que primero toman la foto.

  63. Niki Kasoulides

    November 24, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Peggy Boolieris

  64. Nyab Xauv Tsheej

    November 24, 2016 at 2:52 am


  65. Clanro Kids World

    November 24, 2016 at 4:56 am


  66. Kris Kelley

    November 24, 2016 at 7:26 am

    They must not be making them like they used to. Those look like hard plastic and not really jelly. Ouch poor little girl

  67. Corey Mac

    November 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Making kids tough again, one bloody foot at a time!

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