Woven Shoes Are Trending, and They're a ’60s-Inspired Dream

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When it comes to the footwear of summer 2018, if it’s not knotted, braided or otherwise intertwined, we’re not interested. The woven shoe trend—which combines hippie-era craftiness with sleek, modern silhouettes—is going strong. From mules to boots, here are eight pairs you’ll be wearing well into fall.

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gap metallic woven mules

Metallic Mules

Just tell everyone you picked them up on a trip to Marrakech.

miista raffia woven pumps

Block Heels

Your grandma was right: Crochet is the pinnacle of chic.

schutz braided gladiator sandals
Saks Fifth Avenue

Braided Sandals

A little bit gladiator, a little bit friendship bracelet. 

loeffler randall woven mules

Knotted Mules

A tactile update on the ever-versatile white slip-on. 

clergerie raffia sneakers

Raffia Sneakers

Beachy, meet sporty.

carrie forbes colorblock raffia slides

Colorblock Slides

The soothing palette of a Bob Ross painting, now in a comfortable flat.

jeffrey campbell woven boots

Point-toe Booties

So that’s how you wear the summer boot trend without roasting your feet.

ulla johnson woven moccasins

Lace-up Moccasins

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From 2016-2019 Carolyn Kuang-chen Stanley held the role of Editor covering food, travel and all things nyc.