Rihanna Steps Out Wearing Sleek Pointed-Toe Slingbacks in New York City

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Rihanna was spotted walking through New York City on Thursday in a pair of sleek black slingback heels.

A closer look at Rihanna's black pointed-toe slingback shoes she wore in New York City
A closer look at Rihanna’s shoes on May 9 in New York City.

Often photographed wearing a variety of footwear styles, the “Work” singer has stepped out in elevated pairs of designer boots, heels and even sneakers. In fact, Rihanna was most recently seen in a pair of Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty sneakers at the brand’s collaborative launch party in April of this year. The earth-tone shoe is a reimagined version of the classic Puma Suede with a ridged platform sole.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 09: Rihanna is seen in pointed-toe slingback shoes in Manhattan on May 09, 2024 in New York City.
Rihanna on May 9 in New York City.

Rihanna, the founder of fan-favorite makeup line Fenty Beauty, has just announced the release of the brand’s newest Soft’lit Foundation. Additionally, in recent interviews, the singer has hinted at the prospect of a new album release in the near future.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 09: Rihanna is seen in pointed-toe slingback shoes in Manhattan on May 09, 2024 in New York City.
Rihanna on May 9 in New York City.

About the Shoes

A closer look at Rihanna's black slingback shoes she wore while out in New York City on May 9.
A closer look at Rihanna’s shoes on May 9 in New York City.

The star’s sleek black shoes, crafted from a glossy Patent leather, feature a pointed-toe silhouette, straight-edge vamp, slingback strap and an estimated 1.5-inch kitten heel. Additionally, Rihanna’s choice of footwear seems to be adorned with a row of small rectangular crystals along the shoe’s outer edge.

A number of celebrities have been photographed in similar pairs of slingback heels as they attend fashion shows, red-carpet premieres and even exclusive invitation-only events. Most recently, Lily-Rose Depp attended Chanel’s cruise 20204 presentation in Marseille, France while donning a pair of the brand’s classic black slingbacks. The leather cap-toe shoes featured an estimated .5-inch slingback strap and the brand’s iconized interlocking “C” logo on the 3.5-inch blocked heel.

Slingbacks: A Designer Staple

The slingback heel, known for its enduring popularity, consistently features in contemporary designer collections due to its versatility and comfort. Designers such as Tom Ford, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent continue to reimagine this classic silhouette in multiple colorways, employing diverse materials and incorporating current trends in accents and details.

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