THE MÉDUSE SANDALS
THE STORY OF THE BRAND
The 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 just 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. Our sandal has remained unchanged since 1946 and our design has become timeless.
With sandals and ballerinas for sunny days, wellies and boots for rainy days, you can now wear Méduse on holidays, in town and all year round!
Designed and produced in the West of France in majority, the Méduse range has now been extended, with a new collection and new colours every 6 months in line with the latest fashion trends.
All the products of the Méduse range are made in 100% recyclable phthalate-free plastics.
The Méduse brand is a registered Trademark from Groupe Humeau-Beaupreau.
SAFETY & THE ENVIRONMENT
All the Méduse products we manufacture follow the strictest European rules in place regarding "innocuity".
All the products of the Méduse range are produced in phthalate-free PVC.
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 our product on a regular basis estimated our product lifetime to 15 years.
Our decision to maintain our production sites close to the consumers corresponds to our care for the environment.
Our production sites also follow the strictest European environmental regulations, which is far from the case for lots of our competitors that produce outside of Europe.
Produce closer to produce cleaner.
The popularity and success of the Méduse® products have attracted the envy of numerous manufacturers, importers and retailers who have copied the original model down to its smallest details.
Groupe HB takes this very seriously and applies a very firm stance and a zero-tolerance policy towards counterfeiting.
Beyond the Méduse brand, it is out of respect for intellectual property, our creations and the jobs of our employees that we are defending. It's also the interest of our distributors and our clients that we are defending.
We reserve the rights to seize and prosecute all counterfeit products, as we have already done with success on numerous occasions.
Méduse is a registered Trademark.
All mention of the term Méduse in relation to plastic sandals must systematically bear the ® symbol. It can only be used in relationship with products from the Méduse range and these products exclusively.