In case you've been under a rock for the past little while, gladiator sandals are hot, hot, hot. In what has seemed to be a millisecond, everyone and their mother's have doned these tasty little strapped sandals and tossed their flip flops into oblivion (phew, finally!). These sandals can be worn in gradients of strappiness, ranging from a slight twist on the classic summer flat sandal, to calf-high, strap-intense kicks. The sexy heel version is a great way to take this refreshing summer trend from day to night, especially if paired with a high waisted skirt or some skinny jeans. If you're too timid for the heels or the calf-highs, have to fear - several designers have created toned-down versions of the gladiator sandal which may be more appropriate for some of you who are on the fence about this look.
Remember that these shoes are a statement piece and definitely a stand out accessory, so be careful not to over-accessorize.
If you're in the GTA, the best places to look for the gladiator sandal are: Capezio, Brown's, Stone Ridge, Aldo, Nine West, American Eagle for a toned down version or even Payless if you don't feel like investing too much coin into this look.