“Backless” is the motto this summer. Babouche and sabot are causing a furore among fashionistas. Pointed toe and backless, the two newcomers differentiate only in the height of their heel. Originating in Morocco, the flat “babouche” slipper is hailed as “the next big thing” and is set to play in the fashionable upper league thanks to its unconventional shape. Different variations of leather or embellished with clasp and buckle detailing, these slip-on shoes are a winner.