Designer Shoes: Slingback

3.1 Phillip Lim Drum Leather Spring 2018 Slingback Sandal

3.1 Phillip Lim Drum slingback sandal | 4″ / 105mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

3.1 Phillip Lim’s Drum sandals are designed in a mule-like silhouette and have a high, ankle-grazing vamp. Covered in soft leather this slingback sandal is set on a chunky wooden block heel and held in place by slim elasticated slingback straps. Create the perfect outfit with this belted paneled midi twill skirt and cropped knitted sweater.

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No 21 Satin Knotted Slingback Pump

N°21 slingback pump | 4.5″ / 110mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter plus shop more pieces from this collection at Matches, Shopbop, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s most recent fashion venture gives full reign to his love of a feminine, sensual woman. Exquisite lace, saturated shades and silhouettes that subtly skim the body speak to his innately Italian sense of femininity and style. N°21’s black pumps have been crafted in Italy from lustrous satin. The exact folds and elegant twisted knot at the pointed toe are the result of intricate workmanship, and beautifully enhance the luster of the fabric. Adjust the buckle-fastening slingback strap so they fit securely. We think these heels would pair nicely with pieces such as a square-neck sequin-embellished dress, this crystal-embellished sheer-silk chiffon dress or embellished floral-lace dress.

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Alexander wang Spring 2018 Alix Slingback Pumps

Alexander Wang Alix slingback pump | 4″ / 105mm heel | available in black patent leather at Net-A-Porter, Shopbop and in nude at Nordstrom &  Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang’s Alix pumps have a classic slingback shape with a healthy dose of the designer’s signature New York cool. They are a fresh and dainty pair for your modern minimalist collection. Pair them with distressed jeans or mini dresses and they will add a sexy, barely there factor to your ensemble.

Alexander Wang Alix Spring 2018 Slingback Pump

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Aquazzura Spring 2018 Powder Puff Pink Satin Slingback

Aquazzura Powder Puff slingback pump | 4″ / 105mm heel | available in pink satin at MyTheresa, Net-A-Porter & Neiman Marcus, in red suede at MyTheresa & Farfetch and in an exclusive gold velvet at MyTheresa.

Aquazzura’s Powder Puff pumps are crafted in Italy from shiny satin, smooth suede or luxurious velvet. They give a seductive vibe with their voluminous pompoms and slingback aesthetic. The pointed toe silhouette will elongate the leg along with help from the 105mm stiletto heel. Pair this gorgeous heels with playful mini dresses, floral skirts or classic blouses.

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Christian Louboutin Spring 2018 Jumping Pump

Christian Louboutin Jumping pump | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in black patent leather at Christian Louboutin, Net-A-Porter and Barneys.

Christian Louboutin’s Jumping pumps are crafted in Italy from high-shine patent leather, contrasted by it’s signature lacquered red sole. This pump has an asymmetric toe cap, a thin strap which elegantly wraps across the top of your foot and stiletto 100mm heel. Bring contemporary inspiration to your wardrobe with Louboutin’s Jumping pump. Pair them with stretch leather straight leg pants, a chiffon wrap blouse or a classic LBD.

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Jimmy Choo Spring 2018 Sheila Slingback Sandal

Jimmy Choo Sheila sandal | 3.5″ / 85mm heel | available in light brown suede at Net-A-Porter, in ballet pink leather at Jimmy Choo and in aqua suede, brown suede & pink leather at Farfetch.

Jimmy Choo Sheila sandals are from the Spring 2018 collection featuring a walkable 85mm heel, slingback strap and an open toe style. A timeless evening piece, this heel is perfect for all occasions. It’s iconic form creates an elegant form encasing the foot. Pair these sandals with summer dresses, rompers and pleated skirts.

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They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.

Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.

The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.  

We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.

And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.  

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in gold & brown snakeskin; available online at Neiman Marcus, Tom Ford and MyTheresa.

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in fuchsia & purple snakeskin; available at MyTheresa and Tom Ford.

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Printed calf hair open back ankle-strap pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford.

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Metallic snakeskin open back ankle-strap pump; available in bronze at Tom Ford or in silver at MyTheresa and Net A Porter.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in pink; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in yellow; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in silver; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Black frayed satin spike heel pump; available at Tom Ford or in smooth black satin at Neiman Marcus.

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Plissé-satin cross-strap sandal with cylinder block heel; Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Tom Ford.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 


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When London (fashion week) calls, we put everything else on hold and marvel at the sartorial splendour that the British runways have to offer. And it definitely was London-love at first sight with all the stunning shoes!

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With “poetry groupie” as their muse, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi fused romanticism with glam grunge. Black Victorian lace-up boots were the perfect punctuations to the moody floral dresses. Over-the-knee and ankle boots wrapped in bows are absolutely the most awesome presents to own this fall.

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With a throwback to the seventies and twenties, you can expect lots of color –that’s for sure. Henry Holland dressed his models in punk-rock shoes ready to hit the dance floor. The disco-appropriate boots literally captured the vibrancy of the ultra-cool decades with shimmery metals matched with super-saturated orange and fuchsia, paired with cheetah and zebra prints.

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Shoes were mini sculptures at the Anderson runway. The plethora of colors and textures turned the accessories into show stopping artworks. Kitten heel booties were sharp, and had a fun, modern twist with its translucent PVC and silver and black crystal-detailing. Our favorite would be the square-toed mules embellished with shiny multicolored scales.

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When you’ve got sparkly, leg-baring dresses to wear, you’ll need the perfect shoes to showcase your pins. Take cue from the Macdonald runway and pair your thigh-skimming frocks with ladder-style, open-toe boots fastened with buckles, or simple yet ultra-chic ankle-strap stilettos in that neutral nude hue we absolutely adore.

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If moto jackets are the hottest toppers this season, Christopher Bailey created the most fitting “moto boot” to complement them with. The edgy boots with a low-heel carried a statement-making pilgrim buckle that accented the python print. Other boot details include brocade, studs and kilties.

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The femme fatale who is dressed in a neck collar and velvet bodice with corset lacing will off course need a pair of bondage boots. Case in point: Pointy booties with side cut-outs and an ankle strap, or boots with high-shine leather and side buckles will help unleash your inner dominatrix.

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Expect to fashionably embrace your femininity this fall courtesy of Sarah Burton. Ankle-strap stilettos lined with fur, and sandals adorned with crystals and ostrich feathers that gracefully billowed down the runway will make all of us a little bit more flirtatious in the fall.

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Johnny Coca presented a very hip alternative to fall footwear. If ballet slippers were to get a hefty dose of heel, then you’ve got these Mulberry platform heels with punchy, yellow and orange supersized satin lacing. Mid-calf boots also with platform heels were color-blocked in black, white or maroon, and proved to be sleek, modern and very wearable too.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Giannico-Spring-2016Set up the margarita station, bring out the donut pool floats, slip on your tiny bikini, lather up with sunscreen and turn up the reggae beats because it’s summer! At least that’s what the Giannico Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is celebrating.

The Eternal Summer Collection is inspired by cocktail-sipping under an umbrella in Hotel Martinez in Cannes, taking a dip in the Beverly Hills Hotel pool or super stylish Jackie O walking down the picturesque streets of Capri. Giannico’s collection is definitely packed with happy sunshine.

The vibrant color palette perfectly captures the electrifying spirit of the season. From zippy shades of yellow, orange and fuchsia, to refreshing sorbet hues of sky blue and baby pink, prep yourselves for an unforgettably dreamy summer. Created by the talented young designer Nicolò Beretta (born in Milan in 1996), the line really does capture his unabashed enthusiasm for color and style, with a hint of romanticism.

Reminiscent of beach umbrellas, white and yellow striped-prints decorate the eye-catching sandals and stilettos, while the tropical print of banana leaves gives mules, sandals and boots its summer stamp. The Marina flats and pumps in nautical blue are fun and flirty with its tiny bow or little bouquet of pastel-colored flowers crafted from vintage swimGiannico-shoes-Summer-2016 caps. There’s also a pop of animal print here and there, fiercely adorning the cap of a wedge sandal or the platform of a block heel pump.

One of our favorite twists on the summer shoe is the Super Lola. Your classic nude pumps just got some summer lovin’. The 110mm-heels with quilted velvet insoles get peppered with patent leather fuchsia kisses. Mwah!

The Lolita pointed-toe ballet flats are like shiny pink gumballs you’d love to wear with a sundress. They will definitely be a sweet and cheery addition to any shoe collection.

We can’t neglect the fact that there are summer nights too. When the sun sets and the large moon and sparkling stars transform into a disco ball with surrounding twinkling lights, dance to the rhythm of summer in a sexy pair of Madison open toe pumps in midnight black accented with a cheetah print heel.

Cheers to summer and fabulous pairs of shoes to celebrate with!

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Blair pump in white monochromatic black & white leather and yellow slingback strap.

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Esther pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle-strap pump with block heel, teal leather detailing and star perforated leather front.

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Esther d’Orsay ankle-strap pump in gunmetal textured leather with black block heel and floral embellished front; available in a similar style at LuisaViaRoma.

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Julienne slingback sandal in baby blue leather, origami wrapped cheetah-printed front and orange textured heel.

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Lola bootie in leopard-print pony with a perforated star front and nude lip details.

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Lola nude patent-leather pump with high-cut sides and fuchsia lip front.

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Lola Summer yellow, blue & pink slingback; available at The Corner and ShoeScribe

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Madison patent leather open-toe pump with cheetah-printed pony stiletto

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Picasso Mule in baby blue leather with a striped front and floral embellished detail; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Picasso Mule in white leather with a baby blue stiletto and palm-print toe; available in blue leather & pony at LuisaViaRoma.

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Roxy Wedge in hot pink patent leather with a palm-printed wedge and braided raffia trim; available at ShoeScribe.

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Super Lola nude patent leather pointe-toe pump embellished with fuchsia lips throughout.

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Julienne slingback pump in black patent leather with metallic gold leather straps, striped front and baby blue leather heel.

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Lola Open Toe pump in gunmetal textured leather accented with a fuchsia lip and toe.

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Lola Sandal slingback in nude patent leather accented with red lips; available at Yoox.

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Lola Sandal black patent leather slingback accented with fuchsia lips.

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Roxy Julienne yellow & white striped leather wedge with monochromatic base and espadrille trim.

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Roxy Pony metallic gold leather wedge with cheetah print pony front and black patent leather straps.

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Esther d’Orsay pump in white leather with red patent leather details, cheetah print pont platform and black block heel.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Liudmila-Spring-2016-Collection-HeelOnce you get your hands…errr…we mean your feet rather, into these shoes, prepare to immediately group message your girlfriends because you’d want to party plan, stat. But not just any party. You’d want a fancy soiree that screams Alice in Wonderland, Marie Antoinette, fairy tale balls, English gardens, quirky hats, parasols and sipping tea with pinkies in the air –that’s how whimsical the collection is. And don’t be embarrassed if you suddenly want to conjure up a butler who announces: “Your carriage awaits, Madam.”

Liudmila founder Najeeba was inspired by photos of the Nizams of Hyderabad –the Indian rulers of the Mughal Empire. Even if they were just re-touched photographs, she was captivated by the images of the abandoned palaces and perhaps, imagined all the exciting events that took place in such magnificent party playgrounds. Najeeba then created a color palette that seemingly paints the story of royals who were always ready to celebrate. Pearlescent leather in jewel and candy-like hues such as pink, purple, baby blue, silver and ivory –all exude opulence that is eminently approachable.

Najeeba ensures that her heels never go above 100 mm because she believes shoes should enhance and not hinder your life. But where it lacks in height, it makes up for statement-making style.

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Channel your inner Disney Princess when you slip into the Mame ankle- strap sandals in periwinkle or blush suede, adorned with a chunky crystal and ostrich feathers. Or shoe gems like the Sari –curved platform wedges in amethyst or bubblegum pink satin, with gold or silver tassels you can tie around your ankles or up your calf –for the warrior princesses out there, perhaps? The delicately-sloped Piali kitten heels in gold or silver nappa are charmingly tied with floral-printed bows –like little presents for playful ballerinas.

And if princesses were to saddle up their horses, there’s the Juba short boot with a 50 mm heel, a dainty lilac pearl color and a fun cut-out design at the front. Not that you’ll need any mode of transportation, really. These fantastic shoes were made for walking (you’d want to find opportunities to flaunt them all the time, anyway).

Who needs Prince Charming when you can get your happy ever after with these precious shoes?

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).