Strange Shoes: Melissa Gaetano Pesce Flat Boots

We’re all used to Melissa’s plastic shoes by now, and we’re actually rather fond of some of them (step forward, the Lady Dragon line, by Vivienne Westwood), so we thought we were totally over the “OMG PLASTIC SHOES!” reflex that seems to kick in for many people when presented with the sight of a pair of Melissas. (And yes, we know, they smell like bubblegum. And yes, they’re plastic. We don’t care, though, as long as they’re cute…)

Apparently not, though, because these Melissa Gaetano Pesce Flat Boots still had the power to make us stop in our tracks and try to imagine how on earth we’d wear them, and what with. We’re totdally drawing a blank on that one, though, so if you have some ideas, feel free to tell us all about them. Meanwhile, what we can tell you is that these are £78, they’re available at ASOS (click here to buy a pair), and they come with either a shiny black upper, or a totally clear one, which you should be able to view your slightly-distorted-thanks-to-the-bubbles feet through.

What you think of them?

10 Comments

  • January 27, 2011

    Momo

    ;O OMG!! Strange and UGLY shoes!!

    Momo

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  • January 27, 2011

    drea

    I saw these somewhere and it said you can cut some bubbles out to create your own look.

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    • January 28, 2011

      Selina

      You’re right Drea, the idea is that you can cut bubbles out to customise the shoe, ie make a mary jane style or a peep toe or whatever. Which will make no difference whatsoever to how ugly they are. The beige ones look like some sort of nasty flesh disorder – I actually can’t bring myself to look at them because they’re so creepy!

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  • January 27, 2011

    Aleutie

    Looks mighty uncomfortable, but not so weird to be ugly. I say yay! I wanna touch them!

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  • January 28, 2011

    Bethany

    Multicolored socks, and a sixties shift dress. Treat them like go-go boots.

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  • January 28, 2011

    Serinde

    i think they’re kinda cute. they remind me a bit of those Jelly-shoes that everybody had when we were 7.

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  • January 29, 2011

    Dani

    Ew. I don’t love them. Or like them. Or even tolerate them. These… things… should not exist.

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  • January 29, 2011

    Annie

    So I’ve emerged from behind my curtain of mild embarrassment to admit that my utter fascination compelled me to buy a pair of these fabulous fuglies(I have them in black and wear them “uncut”). These shoes are not dead-to-the-floor flat, they have an incredibly comfortable footbed (with maybe a half-inch elevation) and hold the foot really nicely! This is my first pair of Melissa shoes and I have to admit that the bubbble-gummish scent is, uhm, strange at best but I found the shoes just WAY too fascinating NOT to have! I agree with Betheny’s suggestion to treat them like a go-go boot! A fashion no-no? Perhaps. Yes, you might chuckle at me walking down the street (and YES, a few of my girlfriends HAVE recoiled at the sight of them) but they make me smile and they’re uber-comfy so I’ll wear them with pride! And at the end of the day, isn’t that what it’s all about?……Uhm, ok, well, maybe that’s NOT what it’s all about but I LOVE them anyway:-) Cuff me, book me and lock me up! LOL!!

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    • February 7, 2011

      Andrada Bancila

      Hey Annie!

      I love this shoes very much, too!
      I think they are freaking awesome!
      I can’t wait to buy them!
      Since I saw them in a magazine last summer, I was anxious to get them!

      I want to ask you one thing: what about the size? true to size or not?
      I am 39 European size, japan 25,5cm…and I don’t know what size should i buy. because the one available on asos site, are bigger or smaller, none will fit exactly.
      what do you recommend?

      thank you!
      Wear them with pride i’ll say!
      Good choice!

      :* :*

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  • January 30, 2011

    Steph

    I should hate them but I find that all I want to do is put them on and pretend that I’m a dragon with scaly feet.

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