L.A.M.B. ‘Ariel’ red suede slingbacks

red suede slingback shoes

Here’s another example of a shoe I just can’t make my mind up about. At first glance, I thought L.A.M.B’s ‘Ariel’ pumps had a vaguely nautical feel to them, courtesy of the red/cream combination on the upper. (And does the slingback on these look vaguely like rope to anyone else, or am I just imagining things again?)

Now, I’m a big fan of the nautical look, but I’ve been going back and forth on these for a while now: I think it’s possibly the way the slingback is attached to the upper that’s putting me off – it looks a bit “tacked on” somehow, as if the REAL slingback broke, and this one was cobbled together just to keep the shoe on – but then again, that’s the very thing that makes these different from all of the other legions of suede slingbacks out there, so perhaps I should give it a pass.

What do you think of these? They’re $265 at Shopbop, and are also available in taupe.


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