Is there a name for these shoes? Full back coverage, but a bare thong in front? They seem to be the opposite of slingbacks (if footwear had antonyms, that is). For example:
A very similar style comes from Irregular Choice–’Dirrty’, available for $110 at Nordstrom, in black or ‘snake’:
By comparison, these below are positively business-like:
Or how about these Tracy Reese fiery thongs, $338 at Anthropologie. What’s that sticking from the back, you say? Why, I’m glad you asked:
Shark-teeth brass-detailed spurs!!! Now, that’s original! And scary!
And these Cynthia Rowley ‘Tuxedo’ thongs sport a minimum-coverage quarter, positively risque compared to the styles above–$131 at Anthropologie. Strangely, they remind me of a penguin.
Here’s a much more dressed-up version, the Azzaro Crystal sandal, $570 at Neiman Marcus.
However, I urge you to stay away from some variations, like the model above, which are indeed tragic ($118 at Free People Boutique). Rather, take advantage of the current sales and snag this chic Michael Kors ‘Gavi’ sandal, only $70 at Bloomingdales (sadly, only in sizes 7 and 7.5).