People in London and Paris Are Swapping Their Ballet Flats for This Sleek Shoe

As shoe trends go, this season’s selection is looking more enticing than most. With minimalist kitten heels, sleek pointed-toe styles, and classic Mary Janes leading from the front, we dedicated fashion devotees are enduring a season full of temptation. Championing those classic silhouettes that have served us for so long, 2024’s chicest shoes have versatility, minimalism, and ageless appeal at their core.

With these key themes driving the trends, it’s no wonder that certain styles are rising up above others. Of these new-season pairs, there’s one I keep seeing all over the streets of London and Paris that I can’t shake from my mind. With a focus on clean lines and enduring appeal, we’re entering into the season of the slingback, and influencers, stylists, and fashion people are on board for the ride.


With a sleek silhouette that curves around the ball of the foot before sharpening into a pointed toe or tapering into a neat oval, these elegant shoes contain all of the refined charm of the classic styles that we came to love in the ’90s. Enhancing the appeal, the slingback itself injects a subtly flirty edge, carefully adhering to the back of the heel, thus offering both light support and a noteworthy detail.

Thirty years on from its initial reign, the shoe style returned all over the spring 2024 runway collections and was featured heavily at Gucci and Saint Laurent.


While the slingback is a trend we’re backing through and through, there are a few particular styles that are especially capturing our attention right now. From kitten-heel slingbacks to buckle-embellished styles, read on to discover our edit of the best slingback shoes to shop now.





This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

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