The story Méduse story starts in 1946 - when the famous beach sandal was created.
A soft plastic shoe, with a distinctive spiked sole, rounded tip and braided strands serving as a symbol of the true style of Méduse to this day.
After WWII, leather resources were at an all-time low, meaning that an alternative material was needed for shoe wear. An innovation in manufacturing process combined with the production of plastic gave its creator the inspiration to design a shoe made entirely from this revolutionary material. A new technique of injection moulding gave the early Méduse creations their first life.
Originally conceived in two parts, nowadays the process has evolved to enable a single mould production.
A few years later, with the arrival of the sixties, women adopted the Méduse plastic sandals as the perfect accompaniment for holiday attire - wearing them to the beach with coordinated mini-skirts and bikinis.
Today, Méduse still produces and sells its original model. Their sandal has remained unchanged since 1946 and their design has become timeless.
Designed and produced in the West of France, the Méduse range has now been extended, with a new collection and new colours every 6 months, in line with the latest fashion trends.
Safety & the Environment
All Méduse products are manufactured following the strictest European rules in place regarding ‘innocuity’.
All the products of the Méduse range are produced in phthalate-free PVC.
Parent company Groupe HB is also one of the founding members of the INNOSHOE® Charter, and as such, belongs to the pioneers of its industry, in term of controls and chemical testing conducted on its products, on its suppliers and the whole production and distribution cycle.
All Méduse products are 100% recyclable.
The independant test lab which test their products on a regular basis estimated the product lifetime to be 15 years.
Their decision to maintain production sites close to the consumers corresponds to their care for the environment. These production sites also follow the strictest European environmental regulations, which is far from the case for lots of their competitors that produce outside of Europe.
Produce closer to produce cleaner.