I wasn’t sure what I was looking at when I first saw these Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoes. Granted that the first pair I came across were the nude colored ones which have the tendency to resemble some sort of skin infection, I was trying to decide whether these were some new orthopedic device or just another one of Melissa’s funky forays into shoe designing.
It turns out, the interconnected PVC circles that make up these shoes are not just for style, not for correcting foot problems, but are meant to be cut away. This product of the collaboration between Melissa and Italian architect Gaetano Pesce is meant for mass customization wherein the wearers are expected to cut, style and decorate the shoe whichever way they want.
They’re booties when you buy them but with just a snip here and there, you can turn them into ankle boots, peep toes, mary janes, ballet flats, sandals and even flip flops. Here are some ways people have styled their own Melissa + Gaetano Pesces:
Different designs of the Melissa + Gaetano Pesce shoes
If these have inspired you to customize your own Melissa + Gaetano Pesce shoes, you can get yourself a pair for $120.00 at Amazon. They also has all six colors of these shoes so take your pick from these:
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Black
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Beige
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Blue
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Clear
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Nude
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Shoe in Red
How would you customize the Melissa + Gaetano Pesce shoes? Or would you rather wear them as is?