Melissa Shoes Customizable Fontessa Boot

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 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:

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 Karmaloopicon.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.