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Woven Shoes Are the Next-Best Thing to Going Barefoot

Sandals, slides, and loafers in raffia, straw, and braided leather.

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If you’ve been on Instagram — or the internet in general — in the last few months, you’ll have noticed the ever-rising popularity of those woven, straw, and raffia basket bags. If you consider yourself one (of many) who’s partial to the whole thing, you’ll be happy to know that the trend has made its way to your feet, too.

It’s hard to say who started churning out the woven flats and sandals first, but you can thank indie favorites like Brothers Vellies and Loq for making them so widespread in 2017 — and really cute. Whether they’re made of actual raffia, braided leather, or something else entirely, the style offers an airy advantage in high summer temps and give off the same low-key, uncomplicated vibe that made the basket bags so popular in the first place.

Plus, whether you pick a block heel, a slide, or even a loafer, these shoes are super easy to pair with just about any outfit. Check out our favorites below, starting at $36.

Latigo Oceana Slide, $36
Carrie Forbes Adam Pom Pom Flats, $286
yellow raffia loafers
Proud Mary Raffia Loafers, $273
Loq Marti Slides, $455
Matt Bernson Zola Sandals, $230
white woven sandals
Sam Edelman Leora Woven Leather Sandals, $60
The Frankie Shop Red Woven Ballet Flats, $99