A Visual History of the Gladiator Sandal in 30 Seconds

By Susan,

The lace-up gladiator sandal has had a strong hold on the fashion scene for quite some time but the verdict is already in—it’s all about the gladiator sandal for Summer 2015.

This flat sandal revolution is unavoidable and started as the most basic and utilitarian form of footwear used to protect the foot, quickly become a sign of rank, status, sex and fashion, even depicted in ancient times to be worn by gods. They didn’t receive full fashion treatment until the sixties when the gladiator sandals drew eyes to the ever adjusting hemlines and bared legs, and from there, over time, many designers have been drawn to the glads classical roots for different reasons.

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