Gladiator sandals are definitely having a comeback, and a bold pair will make any simple summer look instantly edgy and fashion-forward. Celebrities and street style stars opt for variations of this style to add some extra oomph to a minidress or make a t-shirt and cut-offs seem put together and cool, rather than sloppy. Get the look to elevate your summer wardrobe!
Style 1: Simple and flat
Perhaps the easiest version of this trend to rock, the flat and low gladiator is just a strappy black or metallic sandal, which looks on-trend but doesn't make much of a statement. You can opt for one that has straps higher around the ankle, or one that cages only your feet.
Splurge: these Alaia flats from the Outnet.
Save: these flat gladiators from Topshop.
Style #2: Low with a heel
Gladiator sandals can also have a mid or high heel, depending on your preference, for a very summery shoe to pair with a dressier look.
Splurge: these Saint & Libertine heels from Zappos.
Style #3: Knee-high flats
Knee-high gladiator sandals are especially in this summer, a bolder incarnation than has been commonly worn in recent years. For the fashionistas who are willing to turn a few heads, this style instantly upgrades a simple dress or romper, and makes one piece turn into a full ensemble.
Style #4: Knee-high heels
Many heel-loving celebs take the knee-high trend up a notch with heeled gladiators that are a hybrid between a heeled boot and a very strappy sandal, exposing just enough leg and foot to make the look summer appropriate.
Save: these Michael Antonio heels from Zappos.
Which version would you wear? Get them quick, before the temperatures start to drop!