Sandals are an essential in any summer wardrobe. And for the 2015 season, the must-have version of this classic footwear staple is the gladiator sandal. Whether worn with a pair of shorts, hi-lo dress or flirty mini, gladiator sandals add interest to your ensemble and instantly increase the “it” factor.
Inspired by Roman deities and warriors alike, these ancient sandal silhouettes are taking the summer footwear scene by storm. Knee high gladiator sandals feature geometric patterns, unique cut-outs and an array of materials, from sueded to smooth leather and everything in between. As the saying goes, when in Rome…
Short and Sweet
Gladiator sandals don’t have to lace all the way up your leg to be on trend. These shorter versions of the classic design are pared down, hitting just above the ankle. Versatile and chic, they’re perfect to wear with cropped trousers and midi hemlines.
A Walk on the Wild Side
While most gladiator sandals err on the side of modern classic, featuring neutral hues and little embellishment, some designers are opting for flashier trims. Look for daring gladiators with studs or fringe, over-the-top lengths or unusual heels.