We are huge fans of sling back shoes - we really like the fact that they leave all of the front of your foot exposed which allows for greater adhesion to the pole! Every little bit of skin available for you to use on the pole makes it a little easier to grip. These shoes have a really beautiful and simple form they are not too flashy so they don't scream "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!" but they really extend the lines of your legs and give you an alluring and elegant appeal.