A Shoe with Travel in Its DNA

Step lively in designs by Cobra Society.

By the time Cobra Society’s loafers, boots and espadrilles hit stores, the footwear has racked up some serious mileage. First, artisans in Tangier, Morocco, handweave intricate Betania textiles in patterns like the Stewy loafer’s diamond print, shown above ($295). The fabrics, which are exclusive to the New York–based label, are then sent to southeastern Spain, where, with added supple leathers sourced from outside Barcelona and Florence, each shoe takes shape. For the spring men’s and women’s collections—awash in deep blues, vibrant yellows and dusty reds—27-year-old designer Alex Davis was inspired by mushroom pigments that Moroccans use to dye their kilims. From $225; thecobrasociety.com.