Nothing but Net: The Unexpected Crop of Woven Dress Shoes

We rejected the idea of woven dress shoes, but we were wrong.

We were a bit wary when we first saw a pair of woven brogues, but the look has grown on both us and retailers. Basket weaving is suddenly everywhere—a northern retort to the Floridian fall flip-flop—and we’re all for it. Covering everything from boots to slippers, woven leather melds breathability, comfort, and a novel finish. It’s a trifecta you’d be foolish to bet against.

Here are the best shoes out there.