I’m sure many of you who read my blog or follow me on Instagram would know that I love plastic shoes and am a huge fan of Melissa. I even told my friends once that I’ll switch all my shoes to just Melissa. But I ended up still buying other shoes.
For one simple reason, not all Melissa shoes are comfortable and some do give me blisters. I’ve over 10 pairs of Melissa and some are hits, some are stubborn in biting me each and every time I wore it.
But I love plastic shoes so I stuck with Melissa because I love their designs and some of their shoes are still comfortable. You just need to be wise in your choice as some designs can really cut quite badly.
Till I found an alternative, OkaB. OkaB is a brand from America and their shoes are handcrafted right in America.
OkaB, Plastic Shoes Handcrafted in America
I found the store which is located at the 3rd level of the new wing of Plaza Singapura. Was shopping while waiting for Rx&Wj for a movie and got attracted to the store with shoes of pretty colors! I went in to take a look and was pleasantly surprised to find that OkaB is actually a plastic shoe brand!
Of course I don’t just buy shoes just cause they are plastic. For one, I didn’t buy any from the other plastic shoe brand available in Singapore. I looked around and was attended by the very friendly lady owner.
I must say I’m impressed by the service provided and I can sense the passion for shoes from the owner. First, she helped to get my size right and just tell me to take my time to try out the shoes. She also share with me on how she found OkaB and why she deicided to bring the brand in Singapore and also explaining to me about the brand. And she’s not pushy at all! I just happened to be on a buying mood.
OkaB shoes emphasize on comfort. They do not have extravagant designs like Melissa but they have a huge variety of colors! Which was the first thing that attracted me to the store. One other thing that got me interested is their arch support with massage beads. As someone with a higher than average arch, normal shoes actually made my feet tired as I’m relying on just the sides of my feet.
I decided to buy a pair of their wedges in this nice nude blush shade to try out as I’m looking for something that’s not too high for work. I wore it the next day and I was pleasantly surprised! It’s so comfortable and it didn’t felt like I was wearing wedges. I was running around the office one day as there was a shoot and my feet wasn’t sore at all. $148 well spent!
Annabelle in Blush. ($148)
I went back to OkaB recently after 2 to check out their Spring collection and the lady owner recognized me! I always feel that it’s nice to be remembered as a customer. I was thinking of adding some pastel shades in my shoe collection as most of my shoes are either dark or bright colors. And when it comes to Spring, you can definitely find pastel shades! And this Signature Blue (a very sweet baby blue) and Ivory White pair caught my eyes! So sweet and pretty!!!
I could’t decided on just 1 pair so I ended up wanting to buy both. The owner than asked if I would get one pair in another design instead of getting the same design. So I decided to go ahead with the Ivory White and got the Signature Blue in their classic Taylor design. The Signature Blue is like OkaB’s brand color, with the shoe boxes in similar shade. ( Which also reminds me of Tiffany Blue! Too pretty! ^-^)
Taylor in Signature Blue. ($83)
Julianne in Ivory White. ($96)
OkaB shoes are really comfortable and I can walk the whole day in it with no issues, no blisters at all. Definitely will be seeing myself getting more of these shoes. I would recommend these shoes if you like plastic shoes and looking for a more comfortable alternative!
*Disclaimer: I bought these shoes with my own money, and just sharing my honest reviews of these shoes. *