What’s spring without a gorgeous pair of slingbacks
? Whether you prefer an open-toe variety for a night out on the town, or a heeled pump for the office, slingbacks
can be found on pretty much anything. Called “slingbacks” because of the strap (or “sling”) that wraps around the back of your food, slingbacks
are a veritable staple in the warm weather wardrobe. They are also one of the most versatile shoes around, pairing equally well with tailored slacks, jeans, cropped pants or skirts.
can also be incredibly flattering if worn correctly. Depending on the thickness of your ankles, the length of your legs and the girth of your calves, choose your slingback style appropriately. If you have longer legs with slender calves and ankles, find a slingback with an adjustable strap (so it fits securely). If you like heels on your shoes, kitten heels, stacked heels and wedge heels work for you. For those with shorter, heavy-set legs, slingbacks with either an elastic strap or an adjustable strap will fit. For heels, opt for slingbacks that have a slightly slender heel that drops straight down the back (like the Etienne Aigner Serene and J Renee Fandango below); this creates a uniform line in the back, giving your legs length.
Shoebuy carries over 500 styles of slingbacks
, ranging from casual slingbacks
to dressy slingbacks
. Browse them by popularity, brand, size, width, color, price or style name to find the style that fits you the best.
Here is a small sampling of the various types of slingbacks
that are available at Shoebuy.com
Tommy Bahama Indecent Exposure
This fabric peep toe slingback espadrille is a bright way to embrace both the slingback trend and the espadrille trend this season. The features include a padded foot bed on a high, natural jute wedge and an elastic strap. Available in Linen (shown) and Charcoal in sizes 6-10.
Via Spiga Shana
This playful slingback sandal has the right amount of spring softness and sophisticated style. The upper consists of green, lavender and sky blue straps that cross over the vamp and are held in place by a small flower ornament. The padded, carnation pink foot bed is leather lined for comfort. The sling strap is held in place by side elastic that allows the shoe to fit snugly. Available in sky (shown) in sizes 5.5-10.
Carlos by Carlos Santana Mambo II
Kick up your heels in these fun stripy dress sandals from Carlos Santana
. Thong style straps combine with embossed leather panels for a stripy little number that's comfortable and stylish. Ankle strap features an adjustable metal buckle and elastic fabric panel for a perfect fit. Fully lined interior, with a cushioned matching footbed, wrapped midsole, dress style outsole and a stacked heel. Available in Fudge/Gold Rustic Leather (shown), Ink Rustic Leather
, Orange Rustic Leather
and Wicker/Gold Rustic Leather
in sizes 5-11.
Indigo by Clarks Fauna
These slingback thong sandals from Indigo by Clarks
are versatile enough to be dressed up or down. Rich colors and quality leather make this shoe a must have summer accessory. The sling had an adjustable buckle for the perfect fit, and the shoe has a slight ¼” heel. Available in Coral (my favorite, shown here), Black, Bronze, Earth, Kelp, Raspberry, Water and White Leather in sizes 5-12.
Etienne Aigner Serene
If the retro slingback pump is the style for you this season, the Serene is perfect. This gorgeous pump features a punch out design all around the leather upper as well as a leather kiltie tassle on the toe box for a little something extra. The 2 ½” heel is stacked for stability, while the sling is elasticized for a snug fit. Available in White Calf (the hot color this season, shown here), Black Calf
and Navy Calf
in sizes 6-9.5.
Blue Dragon Rain Drops Slingback
Cute, uber stylish and eye-catching, the Rain Drops slingback by Blue Dragon
is definitely one to turn heads. The leather upper features a solid background with contrasting white “raindrops”. A short kitten heel and an elasticized back strap make this a great everyday shoe. The pointy toe looks fantastic with a smart pair of slacks or a trendy pencil skirt. Available in Black (shown) and Poppy
in sizes 6-10.
J. Renee Fandango
For an evening slingback, the Fandango is not only fun to say, it’s fun to wear! Wear it in the eye-popping red (shown here), or for a more toned down look, grab the black, champagne or silver. The upper features soft fabric over a pointed toe pump. The drop down heel measures 2 7/8” and has three straight lines of embedded rhinestones going down towards a tapered bottom. Leather outsole for good traction, especially on slicker surfaces. Available in Red (shown), Black
and Silver Coin
in sizes 5.5-10.
No one does understated elegance quite like Nina
, as evidence by this sophisticated, pointed-toe slingback pump. The fabric upper is gathered and pleated over the vamp with a dainty bow. The sling is adjustable using the buckle, and heel measures a substantial 3 ¾”. Available in Gold Glimmer (shown), Black Satin
and Powder Sand Satin
in sizes 5.5-10.