Well, it looks like gladiator sandals are here to stay for at least one more summer. So be glad if you purchased an investment pair last year, like Yves St. Laurent or Giuseppe Zanotti, both of whom did stunning versions. And if you didn’t, don’t fret! There are plenty of new styles to choose from.
Consider these two-toned half-metallic beauties from Miu Miu ($445). They also come in a gold and tan combination in a version that wraps slightly higher up the ankle ($585). Both available from Net-A-Porter.com.
Or if you prefer a touch of prep in your step, go for the Fendi B Buckle sandal in patent leather with tortoiseshell detail ($605). Available from Net-A-Porter.com.
If you’re feeling bold, try these from See by Chloe ($295). They’ll crossover very nicely into the 2009 nautical trend as well.
If those are a little too rich for your wallet, check out this version by Nine West ($79). The Ruffian is available in either natural or black leather and will certainly hold its own against its designer counterparts.
And just so you all know, it’s killing me to write about sandals when we’re potentially facing single digit temps at the end of this week. But such is the fashion machine… Bryant Park is showing sailor shorts and halter tops while the Fashion Week attendees are breathing icicles and stamping their Choos to keep warm.