There is a slingback and a slingback.
Some are too grabby on the ankle and others slide down and fall off; the slingback is all about having the right sling at the back. The strap needs to be a bit thicker and with a decent grip and I like them with a pointy toe and some kind of texture or detail on the shoe. The pointy toe gives the impression of a longer foot and leaner leg – that spells winning to me.
Dior has brought the slingback to the fore for another season and while they are super cute, so are these in nude; at a fraction of the price, they are a great looking shoe.
I love a shoe that’s closed at the toe – don’t ask me why, just one of my quirks – I feel they give the impression of elegance and being well put together. In the mad heat of summer, of course, a sandal is essential but for 90% of my life, a closed toe is my choice.
An extra embellishment can make the difference, like these pretty jewelled slingbacks a la Miu Miu without the ticket price.
What’s not to love? xv
Sling On These Slingbacks
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