Combining sizzling summer fashion with warm weather has never been easier than with a fabulous pair of tall gladiator sandals! Top shoe designers like Jimmy Choo, Versace and Tom Ford have been sprawling the catwalks with some incredible designs that have been real show-stoppers. Of course, the gladiator sandal was pretty hot a while back, but then somewhat fizzled out for a little while. Well, all it took was a little time out of the limelight for these warrior-like sandals to make an appearance with the most incredible styles to date!
Of course, the first people on the planet to take notice of these shoes are Hollywood celebs, in particular music songstresses like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Ciara and Selena Gomez. Expect nothing less than the best in every aspect of fashion with these style icons, who have been spotted all over town, on red carpets and across photo spreads showcasing unforgettable tall gladiator sandals.
There are literally tons of versions of the gladiator sandals – tall, thigh-high, ankle-length, stilettos, wedges, flats, leather, metallic, steel, and so forth. Shoe designers have really been taking the gladiator sandal style to the limits, using every bit of creativity possible to come up with the most astounding and eye-catching designs possible. Whether you’re daring enough to wear a pair of thigh-high, patent-leather stiletto gladiators, or prefer to go a little more subtle and subdued in a pair of black flat versions, there’s not denying it – gladiator sandals are back – with a vengeance! Just check out some of the hottest music starlets gracing red carpets and streets everywhere in their new favorite pair of shoes.
Jennifer Lopez – J.Lo never disappoints, whether she’s at an event, on the red carpet, strolling on the streets of NYC, or even just on a shopping spree. Ms. Lopez has recently been featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine wearing a pair of show-stopping Tom Ford tall gladiator sandals that certainly would turn any head in the check-out line. Jen not only covers the magazine, but also makes a few appearances in the spread throughout, showcasing a variety of fabulous gladiators.
J.Lo also sported a pair of black Jimmy Choo gladiator high sandals with a white gown from Tom Ford’s Spring 2013 collection, as well as Giuseppe Zanotti gladiator sandals for the HB spread. She certainly didn’t shy away from this look, and appeared to really enjoy modeling these amazing shoes that are hotter than ever this season.
Rihanna – RiRi is certainly no stranger to high fashion and risk-taking with her clothes, hair and accessories. It’s no wonder that she was one of the first A-listers caught photographed wearing a pair of unique gladiator sandals that were more thigh-highs then anything else. Regardless of her health issues prior, Rihanna strutted her stuff looking as hot as usual. Paired with a signature slinky outfit, Rihanna boarded a flight at LAX wearing a pair of super-tall, nude-colorer gladiator sandals that would make Spartacus blush.
On a separate trek through LA airport, Rihanna once again was spotted wearing a different pair of tall
gladiators, proving that she is a loyal fan of this footwear. Paired with short denim shorts and a baggy top, all it really took was a killer pair of gladiators to turn a drab ensemble into a trendy, stylish one.
Again, Rihanna was spotted out to dinner at Da Silvano restaurant in New York City wearing another pair of these increasingly famous sandals. This time, the style had a more ‘bondage’ feel to them, which totally mimics Rihanna’s fashion sense to the ‘T’.
Selena Gomez – The former Disney star is definitely feeling the power projecting from her gladiators with a pair of knee-high sandals that she sported to attended the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City. She totally looked like a Roman goddess in those strappy numbers, and later performed one of her hit songs on the show wearing these gladiators.
At the MTV Movie Awards, Selena continued to show her affection for gladiators, where she performed one of her hit songs sporting a pair of this trendy footwear, paired with a caftan and an Indian bindi on her forehead.
You’ve got celebrity approval – gladiator sandals are definitely one of the hottest trends of the season!