Everything started with the Romans who wore those sandals similarly to the shoes that nowadays we call “gladiators”.
Moreover I would warn you not to wear them unless your ankles and calves are skinny otherwise the fat comes thorough the laces and we want to avoid that.
Here are some of the best gladiators available in stores now: they look like extremely creative artworks.
Alexander Wang: Knee high boot with elastic suspension leather panel detailing and geometric chunky heel.
Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi: embellished leather cage sandals.
Brian Atwood: Electra suede laser-cut open-toe boot.
Gianvito Rossi: leather gladiator knee sandals.
Givenchy: printed weave open toe boot.
Greymer: enveloping leather-coloured raw edge calfskin sandal.
Herve Leger: leather gladiator knee boots.
Jimmy Choo: Mogul studded suede cage sandals
Lauren Dacade: Dolene multi-buckler knee boot
Manolo Blahnik: Vestapla lace-up sandals.
Nicholas Kirkwood: Scalloped snakeskin sandal boot.
Proenza Schouler: Stamped leather gladiator lace-up boots.
Stuart Weitzman: knee-high sandal with side zipper and elastic straps.
Tom Ford: leather gladiator knee sandals.
Versace: Mid-high gladiator open-sandals.