Gladiator Sandals: Spring-Summer 2008 trend

Just in case there was any doubt: gladiators are still the shoe trend for Spring-Summer 2008.

You see, I myself wasn’t sure that they’d make it this far. After all, I’d first blogged about gladiator sandals and heels in the middle of last year when they were a staple of a fashionisers Spring-Summer 2007 wardrobe. And while there were positive reactions to looking Kate Moss wearing the look, on mere mortals the clicks weren’t so kind.

Then there was this from The Sartorialist;

Gladiator Sandals Fashion Shoe Trend

And before long, after trawling through our Paris street style, New York street style, and Stockholm street style forum threads it became blindingly obvious: a full season on, gladiators sandals and gladiator heels are very much the footwear look of Spring-Summer 2008.

Gladiator Heels Fashion Shoe Trend

More so, they’re the look of the fashion lovers on the street, and not celebrity inspired. In fact, the only recent celebrity I’ve spotted wearing them has been Rihanna in Balenciaga gladiator boots and peoples’ reaction to the look wasn’t exactly positive.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of’s co-founders.

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