Slingback shoes: Acai by Guess, £136
Sarenza is the latest website to start taking delivery of the spring/summer stock, and every time I see another of my favourite shoe stores starting to sell slingback shoes, peep toes, sandals, and other summery styles, I breathe a huge sigh of relief. Winter’s almost over, folks! Sure, we have a few more weeks left to get through, but when there are shoes like these ones to look forward to wearing, it does make it all a little easier.
These shoes really piqued my interest when they popped up in Sarenza’s “new in” section yesterday. The pale green colour was the first thing to appeal to me, but I’m also how fascinated by how different this shoe can look depending on the colourway. The pink and green versions have a very delicate, girlish feel about them, while the black has a much stronger silhouette, and a more dynamic feel.
Much of the effect of these shoes is created by that gauze on the upper, which makes the slingback and bow appear almost to be floating in mid air. I’m not normally a huge fan of “invisible” shoes (or shoes with apparently “invisible” sections, that is), but I think it works really well here, creating a beautiful and unusual shoe in an interesting selection of colours.
What do you think of these?
I like them. I think pink might be my favourite.