How to choose and maintain your woven leather shoes?

Women's ballet-pumps in woven leather Alexa 44 Melvin & Hamilton

Timeless and chic, woven leather shoes are a must-have for any spring wardrobe. Thanks to their soft and breathable material, woven leather shoes are very comfortable to wear and add a unique touch to every outfit. Braided leather is also a resistant material that offers great durability.

One of the summer's biggest trends is woven leather, an extraordinary material. At Melvin & Hamilton, we offer a wide range of colors and combination with other forms of leather. Let us guide you to find the perfect pair of woven leather shoes for your style. Also, discover our tips and tricks for wearing them with elegance and maintaining them easily.

01 Leather weaving

Men's monks Clint 36 Melvin & Hamilton Shoes

Leather braiding is a technique that requires a great deal of know-how: the leather is braided by hand to produce a perfect shape, a precise process that requires skills, attention... and time. Every detail counts to achieve a flexible but solid weave. The hand-woven leather is of a rare solidity. Impossible to slide your fingers through this braiding, even if it is not double-lined as with Kate for example.

02 Our different models of woven leather shoes

Women's clogs Flora 13 Melvin & Hamilton

Woven leather shoes leave no one untouched! Called "Woven" at Melvin & Hamilton, woven leather is not just reserved for ballet pumps: it can be found on derbies of all colours, like the Brad model. For summer, woven leather is also used on our sandals and mules. Finally, in winter, braided leather can be seen on some ankle-boot models. A great way to find your happiness in any season...

Woven leather sandals

Woven leather sandals are a summer must-have. They are both stylish and comfortable, perfect for hot and sunny days. Woven leather sandals will ensure a stylish silhouette, and can be easily combined with any outfit: long linen dress, short denim skirt or cotton shorts.

Woven leather lace-up shoes

Men's oxford shoes Martin 26 Melvin & Hamilton

Woven leather derbies and oxfords are a stylish choice for any occasion. They are versatile and can be worn with jeans for casual wear or with suit trousers for a more formal look. In addition, they are very comfortable and will accompany you throughout the day.

Woven leather mules

Women's mules Petra 3 Melvin & Hamilton

Woven mules are perfect for a bohemian-chic look. They are light and comfortable, ideal for spring and summer. Woven mules are easy to match with a wide range of outfits. They will accompany you everywhere: at a mid-season, at a wedding or for your next holiday, put them in your suitcase and you won't regret it!

Woven leather loafers

Men's loafers Leonardo 39 Melvin & Hamilton

Woven leather loafers are a stylish choice for formal occasions. Modern and stylish, they can be worn with a cotton chino or with suit pants. Woven loafers are also very comfortable, so they are perfect for a long day at the office.

Woven leather bags

Women's tote bag Kimberly 1 Melvin & Hamilton

In addition to woven shoes, woven leather bags are the perfect alternative if you want to give your looks a stylish twist. They are durable and very resistant, making them a timeless and practical choice for everyday use. Woven leather bags can be worn with casual or dressy outfits, for a day at the office or a night out.

03 How to maintain braided leather?

Women's mules Brooke 9 Melvin & Hamilton

Woven leather is a durable material, but it needs regular maintenance to stay in good condition. Here are some tips on how to care for your woven leather shoes:

1. Clean your shoes regularly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. If dust remains, a small brush can help remove it.

2. To keep the leather in good condition, regularly apply a cream to your shoes.

3. For the shine, a classic shoe cream will be enough to revive the colours and the shine of the leather. Do not hesitate to use a pair of shoe trees so that the braided leather does not deform.

4. Let your shoes naturally air dry, away from any direct heat source. Avoid getting your shoes wet as much as possible, as this could damage the leather.