Shoes. Gladiators: Once Was Old, is New Again.

January 30, 2008 • Accessories

As we continue to hope for sun-kissed spring days, we can only get excited to re-introduce the gladiator sandal. Some, may think this Greco-Roman look may be a little adventuresome, however when paired with the right dress and naturalistic accessories, you’ll be sure to achieve a look that in not only fresh, but you’ll feel like a Grecian goddess.

Gladiator flats are still easy to stroll around in, however, the strapped-in-styling has gotten a lift from a high heel or wedge, making them more flattering to the legs. A plus to wearing these contemporary sandals is that they also support your ankles because of the straps and buckles, unlike wearing stilettos. To achieve this simplistic but trendy ensemble, wear a pair of gladiator heels with a solid colored jersey dress, making sure that the accessories are limited and not overpowering. Since Gladiator heels or wedges are so modern and edgy, you want to make sure to keep your outfit simple or it could be distracting. Here are some looks that will make you look like a goddess right out of the movie Troy.

Here, the editor of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld sports a pair of Balenciaga gladiator pumps while attending Paris fashion shows.


Gladiator heels are very popular among the fiercest celebrities these days. The chic Sienna Miller features another pair of Balenciaga gladiator pumps and kicks up the sex appeal.


These killer sandals will surely perk your frosty spirit up a notch!
Sulliban sandal, by Nine West, $89.00


Zanja sandal, by Ninewest $89.00,


CAUTION: These heels are for strong, edgy and fierce women who are courageous enough to make a statement. Wear with vigilance…and attitude!

~Jessica Moser, Second City Style


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One Response to Shoes. Gladiators: Once Was Old, is New Again.

  1. Jillian says:

    Oh my gosh I love gladiator heels, and I wish there was a calf length version that is less expensive than Balenciaga 🙂

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