Wanelo Obsessions: July Edition
July 17, 2014

The gladiator sandal trend? Here to stay—at least according to our fans on Wanelo, an online community that allows people to find, save, and buy products they love. And we’ve gotta say: you guys have some good taste!

So why are gladiators getting more and more popular over time? We have some thoughts:

Durability: These sandals were invented to be practical and durable, since they were intended for, you know, Greco-Roman gladiators. They came to represent strength and power, distinguished by hand-crafted leather straps and tough construction.

Comfort: You can walk for MILES in these babies. For summer, they provide a little more support than a flip flop or a wedge sandal, making them the perfect day-to-night shoes.

Versatility: You can rock higher gladiators under a dress to accentuate your legs, or pair shorties with skinny jeans for a cute and casual feel. You can even pull them off with a more formal look: a little dress + tall black gladiators? Hello, sexy!

Follow DSW on Wanelo and save your faves—we’ll feature even more next month!


Left (from top to bottom): Jellypop August $34.95 (Compare at $45!) , Mix No. 6 Ava $19.94 (Compare at $89!), Circus by Sam Edelman Morgan $39.94 (Compare at $70!)

Right (from top to bottom):  Aldo Sawien $69.95 (Compare at $100!), Zigi Soho Focused $39.95 (Compare at $70!)