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RUSSH Loves: Our favourite slingbacks to shop right now

What is it about the slingback? In film, fashion, and our own books, they remain one of the sultriest wardrobe staples. While the silhouette is a mainstay of the runways, it is experiencing an undeniable resurgence of late. Perhaps it's the office siren trend, spurred on in part by Miuccia Prada's working girls at Miu Miu FW23 and kept alive at Prada FW24. Maybe, we'll just never tire of dressing like Carrie Bradshaw.

From the bare-ankled, pointy-toed signature look of seductive 1940s pin-up girls to Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, the slingback sandal's versatility is inherent and its timelessness, well, it speaks for itself.

Traditionally, the slingback has a closed-in toe and dainty ankle strap, a flattering 'It-shoe' of the 1950s that was designed to lengthen the appearance of the leg. Since their inception, open-toe and peep-toe versions are now commonplace variants – perhaps the most iconic design awarded to the Chanel's block-heeled contrast-coloured toe slingback, introduced by Coco Chanel herself in the late 1950s.

Whatever your style of choice is, it's safe to say that the slingback is having a moment. It's the perfect middle-ground between stiletto and comfy flat, and unlike a mule (all thanks to that sexy little strap) it won't go flying when you're marching down the sidewalk. Instead, everyone will hear a delightful click clack sound. Yes, that's the sound of a mother approaching.

Below, the best slingbacks money can buy this season.

GUCCI Signoria Slingback Pump


FERRAGAMO Slingback with Bow


SAINT LAURENT Blake Slingback Pumps




MIU MIU Patent Leather Slingback


GANNI Slingback Pump

KHAITE The River Pump


PRADA Brushed Leather Slingback




SHOP PECHE Sera Sandal


ALIAS MAE Isabel Slingbacks


SANDY LIANG Slingback 45 in Ballet Satin


OUR LEGACY Envelope Heel


JACQUEMUS Cubisto Pumps



ST AGNI Pina Heel


BURBERRY Chisel Slingback


On the hunt for more RUSSH-approved footwear? Here's a list of the best ballet flats, knee-high boots, and mary janes to shop right now.

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