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Jean Paul Gaultier's space-aged stiletto for Brazilian plastic shoe brand Melissa has finally shipped, and we were lucky enough to try them on at Smith Street shop Epaulet. Early verdict: They're surprisingly comfortable and superlatively sexy. The heel looks slender but feels strong, and the rubber straps have more give than you might expect. Get them in peach and black for $250 at Epaulet or in olive for $275 at Alter in Greenpoint.
· Melissa: Jean Paul Gaultier [Epaulet]
· New: Jean Paul Gaultier + Melissa [Alter]
· Collabs: Jean-Paul Gaultier and Melissa Shoes [Racked NY]