Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

Next jelly shoes

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear.

As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next.

Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore the £8 shoes for a short time, and wasn't doing anything particularly strenuous to cause such bleeding.

She said: "Esmé was in absolute agony. I couldn't believe it because she had only been wearing them for half an hour."

"It's not like she was running around in them for hours. She was just plodding around the house and then came running in in tears. There was blood all round her ankle and on the soles of her foot. Of course there will be new shoes that rub, but this is ridiculous."

Next have said that they will collect the shoes from the family, which could well lead to a safety recall.

Lisa continued: "Other parents saw my pictures and messaged me to say they had similar problems. I hope it doesn't happen to anyone else."

A spokesperson for Next 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."

If you have these shoes, keep an eye on the situation.


  • Karl R.


    The sandals are clearly too small, her heel is hanging over the back of them. When your child tells you the shoe hurts when she puts it on, maybe check they fit properly rather than make her walk in them. Some people.

    • Anita C.

      I agree way too small.

  • Meh

    Just make sure you take a photo first eh? Don't worry that your daughter is in 'absolute agony', just make sure you grab your phone and get a photo before taking them off so you can get your 15 minutes.

  • Kat W.

    Jelly shoes were a liability when I was a kid, why are they a thing again?! Best confined to the past I'm afraid. Xx

  • Pip

    I very recently bought these sandals for my 2 1/2 yr old...she has worn them for hours at a time whilst playing out and theres no problems...and please believe me she would be the first to complain if they hurt her...I have a fair few pairs from various retailers she refuses to wear because they 'hurt'!!

  • Pip

    OMG poor little thing...all that blood makes it look even more horrendous :-0 We have had no issues with our pair...thankfully!! My 2 1/2 yr old has been running around in them for hours at a time for the last few days (since i bought them) and absolutely no issues whatsoever. I wonder if there's maybe some sharp bits or something left on some pairs? I shall certainly be keeping an eye on her feet thats for sure!

    • bennetm3

      If you look at the other pictures of her 'injury' you will see it was just a very small cut that was obviously left to bleed and made it look far worse.

      Also it might have helped if they had shoes that fitted rather than being far too small for her as in the above images.

  • Julie M.

    Plastic sweaty feet/sand or shoes that don't fit..... of course they are going to rub!....

  • Bobbie P.

    Her heel is sticking over the back of the shoe. They are too small! Having said that, I think jelly shoes are torture chambers. But, I find most shoes uncomfortable on my feet.

  • Trish M.

    Far 2 small ffs squeezed into them

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