Slingback Pumps

Pumps are a shoe style that can have high or low heels, open or closed toes and are made of many different kinds of materials. With the variety of styles available, there is a pump to match just about any occasion or outfit. There’s one of styles of pumps that really common and popular women. And it is a slingback pump. Slingback pumps are identified by the characteristic strap of leather that wraps around the top or back of the ankle. Since the 1930s, slingbacks have been reinvented with virtually every shoe trend to incorporate the latest styles. They remain popular and stylish shoes and a nice variation on the traditional closed shoeback look.

CASADEI Reptile-skin sling back

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD bow slingback pump

VALENTINO GARAVANI stud sling back pump
*Purchase at Farfetch.com

 

J. Renee Kelley Sling Back Pump

J. Renee Trix Sling Back Pump
*Purchase at Zappos.com

 

Slingback pumps are primarily worn in semi-casual situations and sometimes in the workplace. The slingback pump can also feature an open toe or open sides. Heels on a slingback pump will generally be between three and five inches. These slingback pumps can be a comfortable and fashionable alternative to regular pumps or stilettos. Sometimes this style of shoe is confused with sandals that feature an ankle strap. The primary difference between slingbacks and ankle straps is that the ankle strap crosses over the top of the foot. Ankle straps on sandals predate the slingback style and were often used, even on pumps, to keep the shoe on while pursuing some of the more vigorous dances of the 1920s.

Jimmy Choo ‘Vita’ Slingback Pump

Gucci ‘Noah’ Crystal Slingback Pump

Cole Haan ‘Mariela Air OT’ Slingback Pump
*Purchase at Nordstrom.com

 

Annie Avant Sling Back Pump

Annie Vanity Sling Back Pump
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Team up your spring suit wardrobe with the slingback pumps. These sling back is classy and elegant; however, it does have more of a warmer weather feel to it; therefore, bring it out during the spring and summer months. During the warmer months your suit colors may lighten so choose one pair of sling-backs in classic black and another pair in nude. The nude will not only elongate your leg in a short skirt, but can mix and match with a variety of suit colors.