There are many trends that come and go, yet the gladiator sandal trend is a powerful one that conquers all. Every year, its summer revival brings joy to our inner Grecian goddess. If Russell Crowe had you at “My name is Maximums Decimus Meidius…” – yip, ultimate swoon, you’d best take a look at our gladiator lust-list, we’re certain it’s a list even he would approve.
If you haven’t already guessed, the gladiator sandal has been around for what probably seems like forever. Dating back to the days of mythical gods of ancient Rome, this stealthy sandal is pretty much unavoidable now. It returns summer after summer, appearing on all the runways and only seems to get better looking with age. Moving along the timeline, not only did it make its mark, of an upper-class status, with Amazons and Goddesses a-like, the gladiator sandal is now a crowd-pleaser among festival goers and boho babes of today.
From studded heels to lace-up strappy flats, there’s a style for all you Amazonian warriors. So ladies, prepare yourselves for a battle, the choice will be a tough one. Lets take a closer look at some of our favourite designs we’ve been lusting over and start your festival shoedrobe the right way.
The epitome of gladiator sandals, the Blowfish Gotten is a winner in our books. Its simple structure features all the elements a Grecian goddess needs – straps, studs, buckles, the lot.
Maybe not Colosseum-worthy back in the day but the Missguided Buckle Gladiator should pretty much be a free pass to Glastonbury – fingers crossed.
Not quite ready to take on those Roman vibes, not to worry, schuh always have your back. The Giddy gets a thumbs up from us, ensuring a perfect hint of gladiator styling without overwhelming you.
If you find yourself having the urge to channel you inner Xena – remember this ain’t a fancy dress party, put down your sword and just embrace this stylishly simple structure, leaving you feeling like a total goddess and 100% festival ready.
Shop our full range of women’s gladiator sandals.