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.
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.
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.
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.