Trend Spotlight: Gladiator Sandals

glads.jpgOne of this summer’s hottest shoe trends, the gladiator sandal is stepping out on fashionable feet everywhere. But is this trend here to stay? We saw this style a few seasons back, and we’ll surely see it again, but your well worn gladiators will likely be gathering dust next year.

So what’s a girl to do? Look for affordable versions and wear them with abandon this season.

Wear them with: long floaty dresses, short shorts, skirts and more.

Figure flattery: careful if you’ve got thick ankles, large calves or short legs, the ankle strap will only emphasize them.

What to look for: we prefer flat styles over some of the chunky heeled gladiators out there, they’re much more wearable and comfortable. You’ll get the most use out of metallics, browns and neutrals.

Mia Rome sandals (above), $70 at

Some more options:

  • Anna at Shoe Smitten

    I don’t like the flat style. I want my gladiators to have a heel because I think the legs need to be elongated with all of those straps! (At least mine do)

  • Gus

    I think gladiator sandals are hot! They are definitely a good fashion trend this year.

  • Sherrill Malnofski

    I like the Gladiator by Key West Sandal CO. They are called Flagler, and they come in 4 colors.I think Nordstom has them but I got mine at

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