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  • Writer's picturePamela Tucker

IT'S FLAT TIME OF THE YEAR...

I am constantly searching for a fashionable pair of flats, and these are my preferred shoes during the summer, particularly for the increased walking I do in New York City compared to winter.


Ballet flats, a classic have been my choice for years, but I am willing to explore new styles. This season, slingback flats are trending in both stores and online, and I have now embraced this style! Here are a few that have captured my attention.


Square toe shoes have been trending in the past few seasons, but I only bought a pair this season. Even more fashionable are the ones with a slingback design.

This two tone pair, with a great gold embellishment by Balmain looks to be versatile. With a sophisticated patent toe cap, you can wear these with a casual or a dressy outfit. This is the Eden style in two-tone leather The cap is patent leather.

The price is $795 Here is the link: https://tinyurl.com/yhd4upek

Balmain's website shows an all black version that is also available.


Sheerness is a popular fashion trend that you can incorporate into your footwear collection, especially perfect for warm weather! This mesh (polyester upper and leather trim) slingback with a square toe is by Rag & Bone, known for their stylish clothing and shoes. This shoe is named Astra. The price is $328 The link is here: https://tinyurl.com/y3j7sjf2

Having a metallic shoe in your shoe collection is fantastic. This particular pair is made of silver leather and features a two-tone buckle. Mixing various metal colors is an excellent way to add some flair to your outfit. This slingback, in laminated leather is named Voyou and is by Givenchy. The price is $950. The link is here:

A similar version of this shoe is available, a sling back pointy toe with a three inch heel. The price is $1,095. The link is here:


One final item to mention is a pair of recently purchased slingbacks from my favorite shoe store in New York City, Diane B. Shoes which has two locations - one situated on East 73rd Street and Third Avenue, and the other on East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue.


The majority of this store's shoes are private label; but I believe a good number are created through collaborations with renowned brands like Roberto Festa. Additionally, the Diane B. Shoes collection includes highly regarded brands such as Pancaldi, Giuseppe Zanotti and Fratelli Rossetti.


Season after season, Craig Blattberg, the owner, consistently presents shoes that are current without being excessively trendy. The issue I have with Diane B. Shoes is that I adore nearly every shoe I try on!


Denim remains a popular fashion trend, and I was delighted to come across these adorned black denim slingbacks. The style, named Cally is also available in navy and in beige. The Diane B. Shoes website does not have these posted to click on. In the website ,these shoes are found by scrolling to page 16 in the pdf and page 28 in the Spring 2024 Catalog . The price is $398. The link is here: https://tinyurl.com/yc4e3nx6 (I'm sure you will find other pairs of shoes you love on your way to seeing Cally!)


There is a wide variety of styles, colors, and price ranges available for flats. Which ones do you prefer?





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