If you long ago relegated the slingback kitten heel to folder marked ‘early noughties folly’, then think again. Not only are they back, they just so happen to be the absolute must-have of the season, if not the year. Why? Chiefly because Gucci’s new creative director Sabato De Sarno has decreed it so, sending these tiny-heeled shoes sashaying down his SS24 catwalks – a move approved of and corroborated by the runways at Valentino and Saint Laurent too. We will always approve of a non-vertiginous heel, and these ones are, we think, especially stylish – perfect for pairing with jeans and pencil skirts alike.