The air is abuzz with a new footwear craze that’s been simmering for a while, and it seems like everyone’s getting on board. Brands are weaving their way to the top, and it’s hard not to take notice.
Union and Air Jordan 1 unveiled their Footscape-inspired collaboration not too long ago, and KITH quickly followed suit with a Birkenstock collaboration that featured woven detailing.
But Union and KITH are not the only ones who have been bitten by the weaving bug. Children of the Discordance, Sacai, Supreme, and Nike have all created woven shoes in the past year. The summer months are the perfect time for these brands to launch their woven footwear collections, as they promise to be more breathable and comfortable than traditional shoes.
Although woven shoes aren’t new to the footwear game, the trend appears to be gaining steam this year. Clarks, Visvim, and Sebago have all been using woven designs for years, but now other brands are jumping on the bandwagon, and it looks like the trend is here to stay.
Fun fact: the earliest pairs of shoes were made by weaving together reeds and natural materials to create a covering for the foot. It seems fitting that woven shoes are now enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with more and more people looking for stylish and breathable options for their feet.
So buckle up – the woven footwear wave is crashing onto our shores.