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Take a bow: 6 trendy ribbon shoes to get your hands on

Rihanna’s Fenty Puma release was met with public fervour (what’s new, really), but the attention was directed to one pair of ribbon shoes in particular: The satin slides. Along with the craze ignited by Puma’s Basket Heart, ribbon shoes have been steadily climbing the trend ladder.

While strapped sandals and heels have always been around, ribbons are a sleeker alternative to their usual cord-style ties, giving the shoes more flair. They’re popping up everywhere, from sneakers, to pumps, and even ballet flats, as seen on the Miu Miu runway.

If you want to get yourself some ribbon shoes, here are 6 of our favourites.

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Fenty Puma bow women's slide sandals

The motherlode of the ribbon shoes trend deserves a mention, even if it’s a challenge to get your hands on. We especially love the Olive Branch colour variation, where there’s a contrast between deep, military greens and the soft bow on the upper.

S$130, Puma.

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Tomas Maier ribbon wrap fastening espadrilles

These raffia espadrilles are elevated with black ribbons to knot above your ankles, making them the perfect summer addition to any all-black purist’s wardrobe.

S$630, Tomas Maier

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Rick Owens Drkshdw ribbon detail low-top sneakers

Here’s another take on ribboned sneakers. This Rick Owens pair combines the form of an army boot with the materials used in sneaker construction for a utilitarian touch. The gauzy blue ribbon just rounds off this pair’s uniqueness with its delicacy.

S$1575, Farfetch.

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Gianvito Rossi Gala pumps

Seductive, loud, and feminine come to mind when looking at Gianvito Rossi’s Gala pumps. They’re really just a classic pair of stilettos for anyone who prefers their heels with an added dose of sexy.

S$900, Gianvito Rossi

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Miu Miu canvas-trimmed metallic leather sandals

But if your taste for heels lean more towards the quirky, this silver pair of Miu Miu heels with kitschy checkered ribbon ties is a statement piece you’ll love.

S$1290, Net-A-Porter

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Valentino velvet and leather sandals

Designed with criss-crossed calfskin leather and velvet ribbon straps of varying widths, these sandals are a sophisticated alternative to your sandals of choice for a laid-back weekend.

S$810, Valentino.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.