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Feminine Finish: Gladiator Sandals that Slay

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.

Knee High

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…

Chloe sandals feature chic wedge heel and muted color

Chloe sandals feature chic wedge heel and muted color

Hugo Boss opts for bold, thick straps

Hugo Boss opts for bold, thick straps

Thin laces add a feminine feel to this undeniable summer trend - Valentino

Thin laces add a feminine feel to this undeniable summer trend – Valentino

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.

Isabel Marant offers a modern twist with an edgy vibe

Isabel Marant offers a modern twist with an edgy vibe

Gold accented heel adds a hint of metallic shine to this unique Stella McCartney half thong/half gladiator

Hint of metallic shine to this unique Stella McCartney half thong/half gladiator

michael kors black

Michael Kors classic black design with pointed toe and thin laces

 

Christopher Kane shows multi-strap gladiator sandals on the runway

Christopher Kane shows multi-strap gladiator sandals on the runway

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.

Rodarte thigh high sandals worn over white skinny jeans create high drama

Rodarte thigh high sandals worn over white skinny jeans create high drama

Heavily studded leather sandals become the focal point of this outfit - Fausto Puglisi

Heavily studded leather sandals become the focal point of this outfit – Fausto Puglisi

Alexander McQueen defies gravity with this unique heel design

Alexander McQueen defies gravity with this unique heel design

Romantic Ferretti sandal features thin straps and fringed ankle accents

Romantic Ferretti sandal features thin straps and fringed ankle accents

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