Why These Are The Best Summer Sandals


While we love Italy’s architecture and cuisine, we are equally grateful to the city for inspiring our favorite summer footwear trend, the gladiator sandal. The ancient style shows no signs of disappearing thanks to jaunts down countless Spring 2015 runways (including the likes of Chloe, Isabel Marant and Giambattista Valli). What makes the style so timeless? The neutral color palette, comfortable and breathable straps and the dash of edginess they offer any outfit probably have a lot to do with it. Most fashion girls consider the leather gladiator to be summer’s answer to the black ankle bootie. Team a short gladiator sandal with an ethereal bohemian dress, or go bold and rock a knee-high pair with a peasant blouse and high-waisted shorts.

All Photos: Courtesy of Chloe

Tasseled Leather Roman Sandals



The Tasseled

Kori Lace-Up Leather Sandals


Ancient Greek Sandals

The Geometric

Suede Gladiator Sandals


Miu Miu

The Wrap Around

Bellflower Tall Sandal


Free People

The Beaded

Fantine Leather Gladiator Sandal


Cynthia Vincent

The Neutral

Backview Tall Sandals


Stuart Weitzman

The Edgy

Sierra Gladiator Sandal


Loeffler Randall

The Fringe

Cutout Lace-Up Gladiator Sandal



The Lace Up

Conca Gladiator Knee High Sandal


Calypso St. Barth

The Suede

Erlina Sandal



The Animal Print