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A shoe held in place by a strap around the ankle above the heel:[as modifier] ‘high-heeled slingback shoes’
- ‘Spiky slingbacks and stiletto shoes and boots with elongated pointed or chisel toed front uppers will be made for showing off in rather than walking far.’
- ‘They're these gorgeous little open-toed slingbacks in black satin and with a not-too-high, not-too-short heel of about 3 1/2 inches.’
- ‘I saw a young woman in a little, flower print dress and slingbacks, tiny handbag held above her head in a vain attempt to stave off the rain and wind.’
- ‘Well it would seem to me that it's perfectly fine to wear tights with slingbacks because in most cases they are shoes with no heels.’
- ‘Become a member simply by filling out a profile, and strappy slingbacks, sexy stilettos, and melt-worthy boots are yours at about 30 percent off retail.’
- ‘All I do know is that my new slingback shoes look adorable, but weren't a good choice of footwear for a night behind a bar.’
- ‘All that is visible is my stockinged toes poking through my slingback heels.’
- ‘And now when I walk into Bogna's office in a great new pair of slingbacks - she knows I've earned them!’
- ‘The problem with slingbacks is that your heel is not held in place as securely as with pumps, so it lands at a slightly different spot each time you put your foot down.’
- ‘Right now, she's into mules, but I'll take any of her slingbacks and high-heeled sandals.’
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