Melissa Shoes’ latest collaboration is with renowned Italian architect Gaetano Pesce. The Fontessa boot is one of a kind, and completely customizable to each individuals style. You start with the bootie, which is made from a series of interconnected circles, each circle able to be cut off with scissors so you can customize the pair to your liking. Create sling backs, peep toes, sandals, or just wear them as is. You can use Melissa’s special Fontessa software to map out your cuts before you go scissor-crazy.

Melissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot in style fashion  Category

Melissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot in style fashion  Category

Melissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot in style fashion  Category

Melissa sent me a pair to play around with. I downloaded the software and had a blast coming up with a variety of configurations, finally settling on Mary Janes:

Melissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot in style fashion  Category

The shoes smell like candy, are comfortable (remember Jellies? they’re kinda like that except a million times better quality), and I’m wishing I could make more!

The Fontessa is available in six colors: black, red, off-white, transparent, pearl blue and translucent orange. Buy them at epaulet or KarmaloopMelissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot in style fashion  Category.