Slingback shoes differ from other type of shoes because of their straps that are used to hold the shoes on the feet. They can be designed as open or closed-toe shoes. These shoes are available in different styles that suit different occasions.
There are different types of Slingback shoes that choosing the right pair can be a big challenge. Below are the different types and their descriptions:
- Closed toe – These have the toe area closed with the rest of the shoes remaining open. Shape of the toe area can be squared or pointy.
- Enclosed – These are designed to be closed all round except for the heel area that remains open.
- Open toe – These are closed at the mid section with both back and front remaining open. They are traditionally designed with thick straps that go over the toes.
- Platform – These are traditionally designed to have high heels with thick soles. They can be of any shape.
- Peep toes – These are traditionally designed to have closed toe area but with a small opening that reveals a toe or two.
- Pointed toe – These designed to have closed toe area with the end pointed.
- Rounded toe – These feature rounded toe area, which provides sufficient room for the toes.
- Sandals – These are low Slingback shoes that feature small straps that go over the toes.
- Squared toe – These have squared toe area.
Not all types of slingbacks are appropriate for wear to any occasion. Below is a simple guide on when to wear the different types.
- Casual wear – Choose low-heeled slingbacks for the comfort you need when at home or during summer.
- Business wear – Choose a medium-sized Slingback made of leather or suede.
- Evening wear – Choose a high heeled Slingback that should go well with a cocktail dress.
- Formal wear – Choose a platform, pointed or peep toe Slingback made of synthetic material.
- Professional wear – Choose a closed, squared or peep toe Slingback that will naturally with your professional attire.
You may opt to buy a plain pair of Slingback or a pair with embellishments that add class to the shoe.