slingbackballet.jpg You won't see many ballerinas in slingback shoes, but at least the rest of us can wear them safely, and when the slingbacks in question are as cute as these ones from River Island, I think that's a very good thing. They're the classic ballet shape, with a cut-out instep and sling back to add some interest to the style. Metallic silver leather and a fancy buckle make these some of the more glamorous ballet flats you'll see this season, too - not bad for £24.99!

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