The Corsa

Made by hand in Campania, Italy.

Meet the sellout, editor-loved boot we price around half of what other Italian handcrafted luxury booties cost. No wonder every limited edition sells out. Grab yours before they’re gone. And see who’s wearing them on instagram #mgemicorsa

Women Who Corsa

Meet 6 innovative, magnetic women as spirited and capable as the boot they love.

Shop the Leather Corsa in Black

Christina Mallon

wearing

the Leather Corsa in Black
Digital Marketing Manager for Open Style Lab and POSSIBLE NY
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
What can I hack today! For instance, touch screen socks are my most recent obsession. I’d like to figure out how to create socks that can interact with touch screens, since I type with my feet and sometimes they get cold.
What do you love about The Corsa?
Functional and fashionable at a great price.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
To change the world’s perspective on disability so people's different abilities are not viewed as disabilities, but as opportunities to think outside the box. My end goal is to make fashion accessible and functional for all, despite their differences.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
Ideal.
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
It works with anything in my wardrobe.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
My mom, because I want her to always feel great.
Shop the Suede Corsa in Gray

Reshma Chamberlin

wearing

the Suede Corsa in Gray
Co-Founder, Summersalt
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
It’s going to be an amazing day. And then I think about the ways I can execute my to do list and push Summersalt forward. Your attitude and how you approach the world and people around you define how you see results.
What do you love about The Corsa?
I’m someone who always picks comfort first. I love to feel effortlessly pulled together but really I'm a girl who would love to be in a caftan all day long. I hate the idea of having pretty shoes and walking shoes (I'm all about efficiency in my daily routine). The Corsa is made for walking and making a statement.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
I believe that consumerism isn’t going away and I’m extremely passionate about conserving our beautiful planet and the species that inhabit it. I’m excited to build Summersalt as a viable, responsible shopping option and continue to strive to be more eco-friendly every day. What I LOVE about M. Gemi shoes (I wear a pair practically every single day) is the same commitment to quality and fashion at reasonable prices for the level of craftsmanship.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
A no-brainer! My closet is full of duplicates of my favorite coat, sweater, jeans, etc. I'm a creature of habit and love the idea of a loose uniform (I like fashion too much to be as committed to a uniform as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg) but having things you love, you know work for your body and are comfortable in constant rotation makes getting ready so easy. I think having a more timeless pair like the black leather Corsa and then a statement option like the leopard is fun!
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
A pair of jeans, a white T-shirt and leather jacket or chunky knit which I wear with the leopard Corsa. I love simplicity and a statement shoe is a great way to have fun without leaving my comfort zone.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
My best friend is a producer for Bloomberg News and lives in Hong Kong. I’d be excited to add M.Gemi to her collection because the quality rivals her favorite luxury brands! She needs those leopard booties in her closet STAT!
Shop the Leather Corsa in Black

Helena Besfamilny

wearing

the Leather Corsa in Black
Creative Director
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
A cup of coffee with my husband. It’s the “morning meeting” that sets the day on its rightful course.
What do you love about The Corsa?
The handmade quality that's sexy and comfortable and totally on trend. it doesn't feel or look mass produced. Because it’s not.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
My life's mission changes every day as some goals are achieved and new ones are set.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
A no brainer.
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
I don't plan my outfits. Ever. So it’s perfect to have a boot that goes with everything.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
My daughter loves a boot that’s just right so that she can travel in it to any continent or climate. From Malibu to Rome, to New York and Morocco, I think she would look chic and be comfortable.
Shop the Calf Hair Corsa in Tan Leopard

Elena Karp

wearing

the Calf Hair Corsa in Tan Leopard
Culinary Co-Founder and Head Chef, Plated
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
Where's the coffee?
What do you love about The Corsa?
I love how versatile The Corsa is, and since it comes in so many different colors, it's easy to pair with pretty much any outfit. It’s also beautifully designed and incredibly comfortable, which enables me to stand all day in the kitchen testing and developing recipes, and run around to restaurants all over the city, feeling comfy and well put together.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
As the head chef of Plated, my life's mission is to help people cook and eat better. I love that every day I get to help people all around the country cook delicious, satisfying dinners at home and make that experience more fun and inspiring. It's all about getting out in the world and exploring new foods, flavors, and cuisines to inspire our menus.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
Smart.
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
My everyday uniform: jeans and a leather jacket.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
I'd give them to my mom because she has great style and I know she'd love them as much as I do!
Shop the Suede Corsa in Antique Rose

Genevieve Ascencio Alcinay

wearing

the Suede Corsa in Antique Rose
Director, Golin @thatgenevieve
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
Let's do this!
What do you love about The Corsa?
I love the 2-inch heel height on the Corsa—high enough to make me feel glam but low enough that I can still hustle like a New Yorker when I need to get somewhere fast.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
Leave an impact on the world so when I’m long gone, people are inspired by what I left behind.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
Inevitable
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
Denim! Cropped, skinny, wide leg, embellished—the Corsa lends itself to any pair of chic jeans.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
I'd give a pair to my cousin Isadora because I can imagine her trying to swipe mine from my closet!
Shop the Leather Corsa in Black

Amy Shecter

wearing

the Leather Corsa in Black
CEO, Glamsquad
When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground, what’s your first thought?
I wake up very early every day, in a good mood. I use my early morning time for my quietest thoughts … family, friends, work. I almost always come out with an idea, an inspiration or something I want to do for the day.
What do you love about The Corsa?
I love the look, feel and quality for the price. I also love the variety of colors. It’s a bit like candy….it’s hard to just have one.
What do you consider to be your life’s mission?
I know I’m supposed to help women achieve their potential. I truly believe that female leaders have a responsibility to guide, support and propel other women in business.
Complete this sentence. Having more than one Corsa is ________.
Like having more than one shade of lipstick…you really need one to match every mood and style.
Describe your Corsa uniform. What do you most often pair it with?
I love the suede Corsas for dresses, and the moto for jeans.
If you could give a Corsa to one friend or family member, who would it be and why?
My daughter, Mikayla. (We did this shoot together) She got to pick any pair she wanted and she selected the leopard print. She loves them and told everyone that leopard is a classic. I love that leopard is one of her classics….she’s so cool!

Straight From Italy. Wildly Unfair Prices.

Italian Craftsmanship

Each of our partners specializes in different types of shoes. The Corsa is handcrafted in Campania by a multi-generational family of bootmakers.

Italian Craftsmanship

Each of our partners specializes in different types of shoes. The Corsa is handcrafted in Campania by a multi-generational family of bootmakers.

Open to Interpretation

Style is a powerful form of self-expression. Because of the Corsa’s versatility, we made it in a wide range of colors and fabrics, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide whether it’s a “which one” or “need-more-than-one” kind of boot.

intelligent Indulgence

We collaborate with workshops to create beautiful, hand-crafted shoes. These relationships let us skip the middleman, which basically means, you pay about half the price for Italian luxury shoes.

Intelligent Indulgence

We collaborate with workshops to create beautiful, hand-crafted shoes. These relationships let us skip the middleman, which basically means, you pay about half the price for Italian luxury shoes.