(Closed) Are slingbacks whack?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I love slingbacks – and as long as they fit properly, I’ve never really had a problem with them falling off!

Post # 4
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567 posts
Busy bee

i agree, never had an issue with them falling off!  if anything, they stay on me better bc they hook above your heel.  they can be a little slippery if you’re wearing pantyhose, your heel might slide side to side a tiny bit, but they shouldn’t fall off.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I agree with amanda.lynn… I’ve never had a problem with slingbacks slipping off if they fit well. I think whatever shoe you get, wear it around the house/on carpet for a few days before you make a final decision.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I haaaaaate slingbacks. I have scrawny little girl ankles and size 10 feet. They also slip off or i make them so tight they rub the crap out of my ankle!

I own one pair, and they are by nine west and are a 9.5. They have lots of straps on them to keep them in place. But generally speaking I can’t wear d’orsays or pumps or slingbacks. Try them out for yourself, though!

Post # 7
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900 posts
Busy bee

I prefer slingbacks.  I feel like they lock my foot in better than a pump, where my foot never feels molded into the shoe and I always feel like there are gaps and I am walking out of them.

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love slingbacks and have never had an issue unless they were old and stretched out. Shouldn’t be an issue because you’ll be wearing new ones. You can always keep some fashion tape on hand just in case.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am wearing slingbacks too.  I have super narrow feet and really narrow ankles so the slingbacks work perfect for me because regular shoes actually slip off more.

Post # 10
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Love slingbacks, too…But just yesterday I was wearing a pair and spent the entire days pulling them up every 5 steps or so.  I’m not sure if I would risk this with wedding shoes.  Better safe than sorry, right?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am facing this exact issue…I had planned on wearing slingbacks so I wore them on the day of my fitting so I could break them in a little. I spent the whole day feeling like they were slipping off. I didn’t notice it when I tried them on in the store but its almost like the elastic stretched out. 

I guess I’m back to looking for wedding shoes now. 

Darn I have to buy new shoes:)

Post # 12
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1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I’ve never had an issue with slingbacks falling off and I LOVE the way they look…I would think as long as you give them a proper test run before the day of the wedding, you should be fine!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you should be fine with slingbacks as long as they fit you properly. I actually love wearing slingbacks. I love the look of d’orsays but they never stay on my feet :(.

If they work out for you, then I say go for it!

Post # 14
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898 posts
Busy bee

The fit is definately the key to slingbacks. I personally love them, but I’ve had to add some of those silicone strips to soem of the straps to make sure they’re really snug.

Post # 15
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree, fit is def going to determine what works for you.  I have several pairs that I love, fit well, and no slippage.  However, I have one adorable black pair that I can only get to stay if I use the double-sided fashion tape. The fashion tape does work wonders, it’s just one more step I have to remember!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I can never get slingbacks to work for me. The straps are always falling down. But like all the others have said, it really depends on the fit of the shoe. If slingbacks have worked for you in the past, I don’t see why they wouldn’t keep working; but if you’ve had a hard time with them, I would be surprised if you could find something that was really great. Good luck!

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