Monday, April 27, 2009
The gladiator sandal reappeared as a trend in contemporary times in the years MMIV- MMV.
Yes, it was over four years ago that Tara Subkoff did them for Easy Spirit, and the powers that be (WWD Accessories being one offender) are still trying to tell us that they are NEW for Spring. Listen, when the main sections of ALDO's website are "Pumps," "Shoes," "Sandals," "Boots," "Gladiator Glory," you know this style is not so edgy and NEW.
Anyway, I am not in Rome and I am not doing as the Romans/every girl on the L train. I couldn't even buy a shirt at Top Shop because I kept thinking of all the other people that would own it. So here are results of my search for something flat, sandalish, and mildly original (left to right from top):
1. Tapeet Vicini thong sandal $394.95
2. BCBG stretch sandal $198.00
3. Alexandra Cassaniti Summer Bummer slides $165
4. Roberto Del Carlo pink wedges $398
5. Pedro Garcia slides $360
6. Steve Madden bronze snake slide $49.95
P.S. I think the Birkenstock silhouette is the next Gladiator. Image credit: Iliyan Petkov.