All Hail The Celebrity Gladiator Boot!

July 30, 2009 • Celebrity Style


Simona Kogan for Second City Style Magazine

We all know most celeb trendsetters are conscious about their clothes. But what about what’s on their feet?

Peeptoes, pumps, and stacked heels are all good — but gladiators and booties top the list so high,
it’s the second summer in a row the trend has exploded on the streets.
And they’ve hit an extreme. Gone are the mere gladiator flats with the
tiny straps. They are replaced by knee-length sandals, wedges, booties, and peeptoes of a different kind. There’s something about a structural, sculpted, architectural shoe that’s just so breathtaking.

It isn’t only excessive glamour girls like Lady Gaga and Rihanna that are wearing gladiators. Good girls like Vanessa Hudgens and Liv Tyler may be quiet in their style risk-taking, but they’re not quiet in the shoe department. Let’s see what I mean.

Knee-Length Gladiator Sandals
Gladiators sandals have been seen on the likes of Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian, and Naomi Watts.
They’ve turned into the must-have shoe of the summer. So then why are
many stars choosing the extreme—replacing their ankle-length pairs with
a larger, more prominent knee-length fixture.

Maybe it’s because these babies stand out even when worn with rompers, pencil skirts, Bermuda shorts, and form-fitting dresses. Ashley Tisdale looked casual cool in her rocker shades and knee-length sandals. Mary-Kate Olsen wore her Chanel
stompers with a tight black dress and a fringe bag. Ashley’s outfit was
a little more lively and her yellow pencil-skirt and her unusual Azzedine Alaia gladiators.

Remember when Rihanna wore those ’08 Balenciaga babies?

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