Slingback Shoes Perfect for Spring

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Walk into spring donning the season’s chicest and comfiest shoe.

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When it comes to footwear, women often sacrifice comfort for looks. But that’s not the case with slingbacks. With the re-emergence of kitten heels a few seasons ago, this stylish shoe, characterized by a closed-toe area and a heel strap, has also made a comeback. And it’s easy to see why women have been so quick to embrace it.

Slingbacks ooze a vintage-inspired elegance that complements a wide range of outfits and styles. Whether you pair them with jeans and a top for an effortlessly chic weekend ensemble or you wear them to work with a pair of pants and a blazer for an office-appropriate outfit, they are one of the most versatile shoes that anyone can pull off.

Most slingbacks also come with relatively low heels or sport a completely flat silhouette so you can wear them all day long without torturing your feet. And with brands such as Proenza Schouler, Prada, and Gianvito Rossi all lending their distinct aesthetic to the slingback shoe, you can find a pair that runs the gamut from downtown cool to black-tie sophisticated.

Now check out our favorite slingback flats and pumps to add to your shoe closet this spring.

Related: Spring Essentials Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet


Courtesy By Far

By Far Lisa Red Leather Slingbacks

For a pop of color, opt for this cool slingback shoe with a block heel by celebrity-favorite accessories brand By Far.

To buy: $400, byfar.com


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Gianvito Rossi Suede Slingback Flats

Comfortable and chic, these pointy-toe Gianvito Rossi sandals come in a new shade called Dark Denim.

To buy: $695, net-a-porter.com


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Francesco Russo Knotted Leather Slingback Flats

Style these elegant 80s-inspired leather slingbacks with a pair of culottes or a midi dress.

To buy: $860, net-a-porter.com


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Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Patent-Leather Slingback Pumps

Add an edgy vibe to your outfit with Valentino’s signature studded slingbacks. They feature a feminine heel that’s only about two inches in height.

To buy: $795, net-a-porter.com


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Burberry Leticia Check Slingback Pump

This elegant Burberry pump has a two-and-a-quarter-inch hourglass heel and sports a pointy-toe d’Orsay silhouette.

To buy: $620, nordstrom.com


Courtesy Moda Operandi

Victoria Beckham Punky Studded Buckled Patent-Leather Pumps

We love the baby blue pastel hue of these short-heeled slipper patent slingbacks.

To buy: $820, modaoperandi.com


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Tabitha Simmons Rise Slingback Pumps

Add a bright pop of color to your spring ensembles with to these gorgeous Tabitha Simmons slingbacks. They are crafted in Italy from smooth Italian leather.

To buy: $645, shopbop.com


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Matiko Circa Slingback Pumps

The woven leather pattern and chunky heels of these pumps are a winning combination––and one that’s just so perfect for spring.

To buy: $162, shopbop.com


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Yuul Yie Lissom D'orsay Heels

Architectural heels, as well as PVC details, are trending this season, and so is this exact shade of violet. So consider this pair of slingbacks: an absolute must-have for this spring.

To buy: $390, shopbop.com


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Proenza Schouler Slingback Flats

There is cool, and then there is Proenza Schouler cool. These bright yellow flats are exemplary of the brand’s creativity and fresh aesthetic. They feature a rubber strap and a miniature heel for a more structured look.

To buy: $595, shopbop.com


Courtesy Moda Operandi

Prada Logo Leather Slingback Pumps

Footwear for work doesn’t have to be boring. These sharp-looking Prada slingbacks sport the company’s logo across the vamp and inch-and-a-half high heel.

To buy: $950, modaoperandi.com