The “lêkê” plastic shoes, known as “jellyfish” in France, have become a symbol of Ivorian culture. They are water-resistant, inexpensive, and have been worn by people of all ages in Ivory Coast for decades. Despite the global popularity of flip-flops, the “lêkê” has remained popular and is considered a fashion accessory for those with limited financial means. They are worn by various social classes and are even sold in luxury brands such as Gucci and Prada. The shoes are seen as a practical and affordable choice, with prices ranging from 1,000 CFA francs to 500 euros.