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The Prettiest Slingback Heels for Spring

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

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This may not be a total revelation, but slingbacks are the ideal springtime shoe. It's a little cold to go full-in on a sandal, and your feet may feel stifled by a completely closed-toe pump. 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. But like all wardrobe essentials, classic is not a euphemism for boring! (And what you pair with them shouldn't be, either!) New spring styles in this shape include gorgeous pops of jewel tones, metallic details, denim, woven details, we could go on. And we do: Scroll down for this season’s strongest offerings in a variety of price points.

Before you hit "confirm" on the purchase, give your feet a little TLC before their grand debut. The one thing that goes really well with a slingback is super exfoliated and moisturized heels and ankles. I know it’s been a while since either have seen the light of day, but trust, happy and healthy heels completes the look.

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Tina Slingback Pumps
Nine West ninewest.com

You’ll find that a punchy metallic in this delicious orange hue will be a fabulous summer go-to.

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45mm Flower Halter Kitten-Heel Slingback Shoes
Prada bergdorfgoodman.com

From the debut co-designed collection by Raf Simons and Miucci Prada for her namesake line, these kitten heel slingbacks are a collector’s item for sure.

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Lillie Nappa Leather Pump
Lauren Ralph Lauren ralphlauren.com

These classic kitten heels have an irresistibly playful striped detail begging to be paired with a slim black pant and a pop of color sweater. Done and done!

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Emma Sling
Sarah Flint sarahflint.com

Fans of Sarah Flint’s classic and uncomplicated footwear include Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney—and soon you, after slipping on this insanely comfortable tortoise print pair.

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Charlette Sling Back Block Heel Linen Pumps
Anne Klein anneklein.com

Crisp linen with contrast piping is such a stylish combination and for under $100, these pumps are a must-have this spring.

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Becky Pump Slingback
Kahmune kahmune.com

Kahmune’s brand ethos is about finding the perfect pump in your perfect nude and offers a wide range of colors in various styles, including this slingback.

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Juna Crocodile Sling Back Heel
Guess guess.com

Embossed croc-effect leather in a crisp, fresh white is a no-brainer addition to your shoe closet this season.

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Since 1894 Louise Slingback Pump
Louis Vuitton us.louisvuitton.com

Made in an intricate brocade and topped with a metal toe, this slingback pair from Vuitton are the epitome of luxury.

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Metallic Technical Fabric Slingback Pumps
Miu Miu miumiu.com

Miuccia Prada references the '60s quite often in her shoe designs, especially those for Miu Miu, and this pair is no exception. The squared toe, chunky heel, and sparkly embellishment make for a very special slingback.  

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Devotion Slingbacks in Patchwork Denim
Dolce & Gabbana dolcegabbana.com

Denim footwear was a big trend for Spring 2021, but we suggest pairing with anything but jeans or you’ll look like Justin and Britney circa 2001 (Google it).

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Slingback Bow Pump
Tory Burch zappos.com

Tory Burch loves a twist on classic shapes and these retro slingbacks get the modern treatment with a textural puffy bow.

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Mulholland Mule in Midnight
Brother Vellies brothervellies.com

We're obsessed with the minimalist vibe of these open-toe slingbacks with a chain strap detail by Brother Vellies.

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Ferway Slingback Loafer Pump
Jeffrey Campbell nordstrom.com

This funky loafer-pump hybrid pair will look great with cropped jeans or a floral dress come spring, and the sturdy heel is sure to keep you steady on your feet.

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Viva Slingback
Salvatore Ferragamo ferragamo.com

Ferragamo's new take on their iconic bow shoe, the Viva, comes in a classic slingback shape with a sculpted heel, a signature of creative director Paul Andrew's.

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Cult Gaia saksfifthavenue.com

This strappy number from Cult Gaia screams summer, and the heel makes for a very low-key (and low-heeled) statement.

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Soleil Slingback Kitten
Amina Habdul Jillil aminahabduljillil.com

When a special occasion strikes, these evening slingbacks are it. We love the extra emphasis on the “sling” with the added crystal detail.

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Block-heel Slingback Pumps in Liberty® Print
J.Crew jcrew.com

Liberty print is so classic, it’s basically a neutral. These are a fab addition to any spring wardrobe.

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Linvale Sondra Pump
Clarks dsw.com

If you don’t have an easy leopard print shoe by now, it’s definitely time to add to your go-to-shoe wardrobe.

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Marta Woven Slingback Pumps
Ann Taylor anntaylor.com

Super textural woven leather should be on everyone’s spring shoe shopping list. The flared heel on this pair is also a chic and modern detail.

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Square Toe Slingback Pumps
Charles & Keith charleskeith.com

These simple and straight forward slingbacks, clocking in at under $50, are a no-brainer for anyone ready to embrace a minimalist wardrobe.

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Midge Bow Pumps
Kate Spade katespade.com

Gray and peach make for a pretty pairing of neutrals to shake up your usual all-black footwear habits.

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