Founded in 1971, Melissa is an iconic worldwide footwear brand that traces back to Sao Paolo, Brazil. Melissa is internationally present in well over 80 countries. Since it’s beginning, Melissa has grown to become one of the world’s most popular footwear creators. Operating 12 factories and hiring over 20,000 employees, Melissa produces 176 million pairs of shoes each year. Launching over 400 new products a year, Melissa is always staying current and modern. Her success has propelled the brand into becoming the top preforming brand under it’s bigger and parent company, Grendene.