Melissinos Art Sandals -Iconic Greek footwear

Melissinos Art Sandals
Pantelis Melissinos taking measurements of the customer feet

Melissinos Art Sandals -an iconic representation of Greek artistry and craftsmanship. These handmade leather sandals are the creation of Pantelis Melissinos -master craftsman, poet and artist, who has studied Fine Arts at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.
Melissinos Art Sandals are unique in their design and construction. Each pair is made entirely by hand, using only the highest quality Greek leather and materials. The leather is carefully selected and cut to fit the shape of the foot, ensuring a comfortable and perfect fit. The sandals are then put together by hand, using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations of Greek artisans.
What sets Melissinos Art Sandals apart from other competitors is the superb quality intricate as well as the unique designs. Most of Pantelis’  designs are inspired by Greek mythology, history and culture and are carefully crafted using a combination of techniques, including hand-painted paterns and leather collages. Melissinos Art Sandals are not just a fashion statement, they are a celebration of Greek art and culture – a true work of art.

Pantelis Melissinos’ sandal designs are so evocative of  the beauty of the Aegean Sea and the power of the gods and the ancient Greek myths and heros. His sandals are a reminder of Greece’s rich cultural heritage and the passion and skill of its craftsmen.

In addition to their beauty and artistry, Melissinos Art Sandals are also incredibly comfortable to wear, since they mold to your feet with time. They are made of traditional Greek leathers that are tanned on the island of Crete, which allow for a natural and comfortable fit. These sandals are perfect for everyday wear, whether you are strolling along the streets of Athens or lounging on a beach in Mykonos.

Melissinos Art Sandals have become a must-have item for people visiting Athens and they are sold only in Pantelis’ art and sandal atelier in the shadow of the Acropolis. These iconic sandals have been worn by celebrities and fashion icons around the world, like King Felipe of Spain, his mother Queen Sophia, Joe Biden’s family, Leonard Cohen, Bob Saget, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dawn French, Richard Ayoade, Satomi Ishihara, Mick Jagger and his girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, Brian De Palma and countless others.

Melissinos Art Sandals
A pair of unique sandals by Pantelis Melissinos

If you are looking for a unique and beautiful souvenir from Greece, or just want to experience the comfort and beauty of Melissinos Art Sandals for yourself, a visit to Pantelis Melissinos’ shop in Athens is a must. You will be welcomed with warmth and hospitality, and will have the opportunity to witness the craftsmanship that goes into each pair of sandals. You will also enjoy Pantelis’ artworks that adorn the walls of his workshop and you will also get copies of his books of poetry.

In conclusion, Melissinos Art Sandals are more than just a pair of shoes, they are a symbol of Greek artistry and culture. With their beautiful designs and comfortable fit, they are a true work of art that celebrates Greece’s rich heritage and the skill of its craftsmen.