One evening walking downtown Rio de Janeiro with the after-work crowd, I found these bubble shoes in the Melissa store. Every year, Melissa commissions architects such as Zaha Hadid to design a line of shoes. These ones are by the Italian architect Gaetano Pesce, famous for his organic, bubble-inspired architecture and furniture. They’re made of recycled plastic and smell like bubble gum. They’re my new amphibian friends. You can pop out bubbles to customize the shoes to your foot. I haven’t take out any bubbles yet. They fit me like a glove, or friendly reptile. I love them ! Sorry, they’re not available in North America.