Gladiator sandals are a must-have in 2015

If you dream about the footwear, which will be perfect at any situation, think about gladiator sandals. They are on top this season. Fashion designers and popular brands offer a great variety of these stylish and modern lace-up shoes. What styles are popular now? Where have these sandals come from? What designers have shown this footwear on their runway shows? How to style them? You can find the answers after having read our blog.

The history of the trend

Gladiator sandals are the summer choice of many fashionistas from all over the world. They are almost everywhere and cling our feet in black, tan, gold and white, bejeweled or studded. Gladiators in 2015 can be in various forms: heeled, flat, wedged and knee-high. But all of them can change your look or add a warrior feel to your outfit.

Gladiators with black dresses

Gladiators with black dresses

 Are you interested when this style appeared? No other footwear has so deep roots. Gladiator sandals first appeared long ago, in Greco-Roman times as comfortable, flexible and durable shoes of Roman gladiators. Such shoes were very popular among people and they were even buried with their owners. But the time passes and till the 60s everyone forgot about such a comfortable footwear. In 1968 British Vogue showed a short dress in gladiator style by Paco Rabanne in combination with sandals, which were laced up to the thigh.

Gladiator footwear of the 60s

Gladiator footwear of the 60s

Many fashionistas began creating such looks and gladiators were popular again. But after several year the trend laid dormant again till the mid-2000s when it got the real popularity. Kate Moss wore stylish gladiator sandals, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen looked wonderful wearing knee-high Chanel sandals, Lindsay Lohan was stunning wearing a white pair of this footwear in the early 2000s. Sienna Miller, Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow wore them some years later. In 2015 gladiator sandals became the most popular footwear in the world and lots of fashion designers offer their own styles and variations.

Gladiator sandals in summer

Gladiator sandals in summer

Fashion collections

As you know, gladiator shoes are the key trend of 2015. Many designers use this style in their collections. Such big names as Chloe, Valentino, Rodarte, Erdem and Alexander McQueen included knee-high footwear into their fashion collections, adding different features to this style. Designers paired gladiators with micro-minis, flowing dresses or tight pants. Such combinations look modern and stylish. The gladiators of 2015 can be minimalist and flat or having a little wedge or heel. Just choose the style you prefer. Be inspired by the gladiator shoes in the collections of famous designers or in well-known brands like H&M and Zara.

Gladiators on the runway shows

Gladiators on the runway shows

In summer 2015 wearing gladiators is a real trend. You can pair them with playful dresses or mini skirts, shorts or even pants. Every time you will look incredible. Though warm sunny days soon will be changed with cool autumn ones, gladiator sandals can be perfectly involved into the early autumn wardrobe. Just combine them with jeans or trendy tight pants. Search for the gladiators you like the most. Make experiments, follow our tips and be beautiful.