Thursday, July 17, 2008

Be Glad For The Summer

In celebration of my new job at Sears' shoe department, I've decided to post about one of the hottest shoe trends this summer: The Gladiator Sandal! This style of shoe has been all over the runways, in fashion magazines everywhere, and in television and movies. This, of course, includes the ever-popular Sex and The City movie that is still playing in theaters (great movie, by the way!). Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) wears a $770 pair of gladiator shoes by Dior throughout the movie. However, most of us living in the real world can't afford the Dior shoes. So, I decided to feature some cheaper alternatives below.

AE Gladiator Sandal, $29.95, available in sizes 8-10,

Gabirelle Strappy Gold & Silver Sandal, $19.99, available in sizes 5-11,

Nicole Diamante Sandal, $19.99, shown in strawberry; also available in turquiose, sizes 5-10 (strawberry not available in 5 and 9),

Sonya Bejeweled Sandal, $24.99, shown in bronze; also available in saddle brown, sizes 5-10,

Adelaide, $25.95, shown in blue; also available in black, gold, pink, silver, and white, available in sizes 5-11,

Vicky, $15.00, shown in black; also available in white, sizes 5 1/2-11,

Python Gladiator Sandals, $12.99, shown in champagne; also available in pewter,

Gladiator Wedges, $24.99, shown in brown; also available in black, sizes 6-10,

Gladiator Multi Ankle Strap-Utah, $24.00, available in sizes 5.5-10,

Gladiator Stone Flat-Canada , $14.39, availabe in sizes 6 and 6.5,

Gladiator Stone Sandel-Benefit in black, $20.00, available in sizes 5.5-7,

Gladiator Stone Sandal-Benefit in gold, $20.00,available in sizes 5.5-7.5,

Gladiator Sandals, $49.00, available in sizes 6-10,

Patent Gladiator Sandals, $19.99, available in sizes 7 1/2, 8, and 8 1/2,

Charles Albert Shoes Gladiator in silver, $16.99, available in sizes 6-10,

Charles Albert Shoes Gladiator in black, $16.99, available in sizes 6-9.5,

Charles Albert Shoes Gladiator in gold, $16.99, available in sizes 6-9.5,

Charles Albert Shoes Gladiator in white, $16.99, available in sizes 6-10,

SO Chellie Gladiator Slides, $19.99, shown in white; also available in black and brown, sizes 6-11,

Contrast Metallic Gladiator, $19.99, shown in red; also available in black, navy, and white, sizes 6-10 (red and navy only available in 9, black only available in 8 and 9),

Buckle Gladiator Sandal, $19.50, shown in yellow; also available in fuschia and black, sizes 5.5-7.5 (5.5, 6.5, and 7.5 not available in yellow),

Gladiator Sandal, $10.00, shown in gold; also available in bronze and pewter, sizes 5.5-10,

Lace Up Gladiator Sandal, $10.00, shown in silver; also available in gold, sizes 6-10,

Wedge Gladiator Sandal,$10.00, shown in brown; also available in black, sizes 5.5- 8 (brown only available in 8),

I hope you are glad (no pun intended!) to see this extremely popular shoe style offered at more reasonable prices than the Dior shoes. If there are any more popular trends that you just can't seem to find at an affordable price, let me know. E-mail me at or send me a message on myspace. I will try to find the trend you want at a price that won't be too hard on your wallet.


dibsy said...

Ooh, I didn't even know there was such a thing called gladiator shoes? Are they uncomfortable? (the high ones, i mean)?

Bright Sponge said...

AWESOME! You know, your fashion sense is amazing! XDXDXD!!! Have you ever designed any clothing at all and do you want to?

Tara said...

Dibsy: I actually haven't tried on high heeled gladiators yet, but I don't think they're that uncomfortable as long as they aren't too high. I have worn other types of high heeled shoes and they're ok as long as they're not much higher than 4 inches.

Bright Sponge: Thank you! No, I haven't designed any clothing. My goal is to be a stylist or a buyer. I also might like to write for a fashion magazine or newspaper.

dibsy said...

Interesting-I always thought I would be in a lt of pain wearing high heels... (glares at movies)