Gladiator sandal is sizzling hot once again this spring and summer. We’re not sure if this is due Roman’s ability to whip up a memorable style that lasts for centuries, or their reputation as skillful shoe makers, but we are glad the gladiator sandal is here to stay.
Whether you are stepping out to run an errand on a hot day or need to stand extra tall during a night out, here are the best gladiator sandals for every need.
Best Low Wedge: Sam Edelman ‘Damian’ Sandal-$85.90(from $128.95). Jeweled chain-link hardware adds a modern touch to a chic gladiator sandal fashioned atop a low wedge heel.
Best Embellished: Sam Edelman ‘Daria’ Sandal– $85.90(from $128.95). Lustrous beads and sequins frame sparkling jewels atop a snakeskin-textured sandal elevated by a low wedge heel.
Best Buckle: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Buckles’ Sandal -$124.95. Multiple buckles add chic detail to an ankle-cuff sandal fashioned with a half-wedge heel and exposed back zip.
Best Extreme Wedges: Sam Edelman ‘Kinley’ Wedge Sandal-$112.90 (from $169). Extreme wedge on this modern, buckle and hardware adorned gladiator, adds inches to your height and gets you noticed.
Best Half Wedge: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Cast’ Sandal– $99. These chic, braided down the center gladiator sandals have an eye catching design and sport a comfortable half wedge.
Pair your gladiator with a maxi dress for a light and breezy summer look.