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5.12.2015

Let's talk about gladiator sandals, y'all

Good Morning lovely people!
Today I'm going to talk about Gladiator Sandals or Lace Up Sandals, which are a very big trend this Summer. Let's break it down a little bit:

Brief Description: Traditional gladiator sandals are flat-soled, open-toed shoes that feature multiple straps. The shaft of a gladiator sandal usually extends to above the ankle, and at least part-way up the leg, typically reach mid-calf to just below the knee (by About Style).


Were on the runway of: Alexander McQueen, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Givenchy, Marni, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Dsquared2 and Valentino.


You can see them on: Jessica Alba, Anna Dello Russo, Gisele Bundchen, Jamie Chung, Anja Rubik, Rita Ora and Chiara Ferragni.


My (expensive) picks:


the expensive


Gianvito Rossi black sandals
€1.715 - matchesfashion.com


Valentino black sandals
€1.200 - matchesfashion.com


Nicholas Kirkwood black sandals
€1.155 - barneys.com


Stuart Weitzman leather sandals
€470 - neimanmarcus.com



My (affordable) picks:


The affordable



Topshop leather sandals
€76 - nordstrom.com


Charlotte Russe strappy sandals
€38 - charlotterusse.com


Topshop gladiator sandals
€36 - topshop.com


Leather sandals
€27 - newlook.com



Pros: 
- They are stylish
- They are comfortable
- Huge range of lengths, colours and styles
- You can wear them with casual or dressed up outfits

Cons:
- Putting them on
- The tall ones are attached to your calves all day

The verdict: Ailuj Thirteen Approved