Chloe, Valentino, Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant are just a few of the SS15 shows that saw boho lace ups strut down the runways. This summer, gladiator sandals are set to go stellar – again!
Want to know where this footwear fad began? In ancient Roman times, footwear became a marker of status. Ancient (and modern) art, often depicts the Gods wearing such shoes.
Lace it up below the knee and pair with a drop-hemmed mini frock and denim jacket combo, or go all-out warrior style and pair with utilitarian approach. Glam gladiator sandals are also on hand for a look as pretty as it is powerful, as are the perfect additions to your festival finery for this at Glastonbury. From chunky and printed to wedged and suede, the there are a whole host of styles to choose from this season, giving this trend plenty of style mileage.
Want some styling tips? Let’s look to the statement makers themselves, and take this trend off the runway and onto the streets. Here are our favourite street style looks the bloggers, editors and fashionistas who wear it best.
Step this way for your summer shoe fix…