Newton's Third Law says that for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. You might say the same thing can happen in fashion. A 1990s minimalist vibe has permeated virtually every corner of our closet—from our feet to our denim drawer and especially our evening wear. At least as far as our footwear is concerned, the glamorous knee-high gladiator sandal is that reaction. There's simply nothing minimal about these shoes. Physics aside, it's hard to resist these strap-happy sandals.
While clearly inspired by the ancient Grecians, these sandals are given a modern twist with snakeskin, studs and stiletto heels. You can go seriously sexy (and highly luxurious) with Jimmy Choo's rope gladiators or more everyday easy with one of Stuart Weitzman's many flat-sole options—like these metallic ones.
Our best tip for rocking these dramatic, goddess-worthy sandals? Keep it simple. A knee-high gladiator speaks for itself, and it says, "Come hither." They practically ooze bohemian sensuality, so simply pair them with a relaxed t-shirt dress or breezy maxi.
It takes a certain sartorial je ne sais quoi to pull them off with denim shorts (see above), but hey, who are we to stop you? Succeed and everyone will be envious.