The Sexy Shoes That Are Freaking Dominating From Los Angeles to Paris


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Ask anyone with a shoe fetish, and they'll tell you there's something particularly sexy about slingback heels. The style is a wardrobe staple but comes in and out of vogue depending on the season. Lately, however, slingbacks are officially back with a vengeance, making waves in fashionable wardrobes around the world.

Slingback heels are an easy way to add polish to any outfit. Whether your day takes you back to the office or out for drinks, it's truly a day-to-night shoe that rises to meet the occasion. Moreover, slingback styles come in a variety of different heel heights and colors, so you're sure to find a shoe that suits any situation—even if you're not usually one to pull out the pumps.

We're always excited about shoe shopping, so we've pulled 23 pairs of sexy slingback heels to browse below. Keep scrolling for our selections, plus a few outfit inspiration photos that demonstrate just a few ways to wear this subtle statement footwear. 


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The cutest kitten heels.


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From plain to perfectly put together.


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Colorful and cool


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Parisienne chic.


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Elevate your everyday outfit.


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Play with shapes and silhouettes. 


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Investment-worthy styles are easily found.

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.