The 21 Best Slingback Heels of 2022

Not fully a pump, not quite a sandal, but 100 percent chic.

Giers is seen wearing Celine black logo belt, Gucci slingback heels, Tom Ford bag, SoSue black mini dress, Celine shades and Cartier silver and golden bracelet on May 27, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany
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This may not be a total revelation, but the best slingback heels (a.k.a. the most classic shoe silhouette)  are also the ideal summertime shoe. They feel a little less formal than a full-on pump, and you often have a ton of options to choose from, making them great for work or a wedding. But, like all wardrobe essentials, classic is not a euphemism for boring. The trendiest shoes for summer 2022 also happens to come in this shape, and they include gorgeous pops of jewel tones, metallic details, denim, woven details—we could go on.

There are so many reasons to swap your regular pair of pumps for a slingback heel. Something about the strappy-ness of the shape makes a slingback feel a bit dressier than an all-business leather pump, and thus a fab day-to-night option. In short, however you plan on wearing them, a pair of slingbacks are classic. 

Scroll down for this season’s best slingback heel offerings in a variety of price points. If the slingback heel is just your next pick on your heel-collecting journey, the editors at Marie Claire have rounded up the most essential types of heels for you to gain inspiration from. Or, if you've fallen head over heels (sorry) for some of the chunkier items on this list, we even have a roundup of the best platform heels for you to shop, too. 

Julia Marzovilla
Julia Marzovilla

Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.