Caitlyn Jenner Brings Back the Slingback—7 Styles to Buy Now

When Caitlyn Jenner stepped out in New York City during Pride Week showcasing her long legs in a rainbow sequined miniskirt and a structured black blazer, we sat up and took a close look—at the pointed-toe slingbacks on her feet. Could the slingback—the shoe so closely associated with weddings, funerals, and a matching bag—be having a moment?

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Yes, it’s time to reconsider the slingback: After all, Emmanuelle Alt and the Olsentwins were already singing its sartorial praises even before Jenner winningly showed off the versatility of the shoe. Forget the pastel-colored, chunky-heeled versions of bygone eras. “The elegance of a great pair of slingbacks is often underestimated,” says Vogue.com Accessories Editor Brooke Ely Danielson. “I’ve had my eye on a black suede Jimmy Choo pair for fall. It’s what the cool girls, likeVanessa Traina Snow, are wearing—you care about how you look, but don’t look like you’re trying too hard.”

Though Jenner may have a hard time convincing her stepdaughter, the ultimate stiletto devotee, Kim Kardashian West, to follow in her footsteps, the rest of us are taking note—if the slingback fits, wear it. Here, seven great pairs to try now.

L.K. Bennett printed slingback pumps Florita mid heel, $325  bloomingdales.com Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdales

L.K. Bennett printed slingback pumps Florita mid heel, $325
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Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Paul Andrew Rhea pump, $615  farfetch.com Photo: Courtesy of farfetch.com

Paul Andrew Rhea pump, $615
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Photo: Courtesy of farfetch.com

Michael Kors Kelsey embossed leather slingback pump, $135  michaelkors.com Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors

Michael Kors Kelsey embossed leather slingback pump, $135
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Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors

White House Black Market pointed toe neutral slingback heel, $60  whitehouseblackmarket.com Photo: Courtesy of White House Black Market   5 / 7 Christian Louboutin Apostrophy snake-print cork slingback pump, $675  saksfifthavenue.com Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue  caitlyn jenner slingback heel 6 / 7 Jimmy Choo Valley suede slingback pump, $695  net-a-porter.com Photo: Courtesy of net-a-porter.com  caitlyn jenner slingback heel 7 / 7 Manolo Blahnik Carolyne crystal-embellished satin slingback pump, $845  saksfifthavenue.com Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.com

White House Black Market pointed toe neutral slingback heel, $60
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Photo: Courtesy of White House Black Market
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Christian Louboutin Apostrophy snake-print cork slingback pump, $675
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Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
caitlyn jenner slingback heel
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Jimmy Choo Valley suede slingback pump, $695
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Photo: Courtesy of net-a-porter.com
caitlyn jenner slingback heel
7 / 7
Manolo Blahnik Carolyne crystal-embellished satin slingback pump, $845
saksfifthavenue.com
Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.com

Christian Louboutin Apostrophy snake-print cork slingback pump, $675  saksfifthavenue.com Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Christian Louboutin Apostrophy snake-print cork slingback pump, $675
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Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Jimmy Choo Valley suede slingback pump, $695  net-a-porter.com Photo: Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Jimmy Choo Valley suede slingback pump, $695
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Photo: Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne crystal-embellished satin slingback pump, $845  saksfifthavenue.com Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.com

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne crystal-embellished satin slingback pump, $845
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Photo: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.com

by OLIVIA GOODMAN

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