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Givenchy leather ankle cuff sandals >>

The stand-out shoe style from the SAG awards and other recent red carpet events has been a basic sandal made from black leather, with a slender heel and cuff-style strap around the ankle. Often seen peeping out from underneath a split, floor-length gown, the shoe is simple elegance at its best, and it's epitomised by this style from Givenchy, as worn on the red carpet by Claire Danes, who opted for a heavier platformed version of the shoe. This style features an on-trend 'flat sole' at the toe, with a subtle gold beading embellishment running all the way up to the heel.

These sandals also feature one of the biggest key trends of spring/summer 2013: a high-back at the heel, supported by a strap that circles the ankle. This look is being picked up everywhere, from high end design labels to the high street, as seen at M&S, Aldo, Kurt Geiger and elsewhere. Check out some of the high street renditions we've seen dropping in store this past week, here.