Gladiators Are Super Hot for Summer Into Fall

The shoes that started it all are the Dior Extreme Gladiator Sandals that Sarah Jessica Parker wears in the new Sex And The City movie.

Steve Madden - Madalynn (Brown Multi) - Footwear

We told you about all the knock-offs we could find, but after talking with you gals about it and buying our own pair, it’s unanimous that the MADALYNN BROWN MULTI gladiators from Steve Madden are the best!!!

The brown pair definitely look the most similar to the ones SJP wears in the movie AND they are the most versatile. Because of the softness of the brown, they will look good with more things than the black pair.

Soon after the Madalynn style was introduced, Steve Madden brought us the MADDIEE BLACK PATENT gladiators. Still impressive, but a little to edgy for our taste. You can now get the Maddiee’s in 3 other colors; Gray Snakeskin Pattern, Green snakeskin pattern (which are really wild!), and the Purple Snakeskin Pattern which are totally hot and sexy!

They also have a slimmed down version called the Maxii which comes in black leather and shiny pewter leather.

If you are curious about what the Madalynn style looks like in “real life”, check out our User Submitted Photos of The Famous Knock-Offs! as well as taking a peek at our review of the Steve Madden’s “Extreme Gladiator” Knock-Offs.

When you’re done, be sure to check out the post that started it all! We have all the juicy details in there about the shoes.




If you’re looking for something a little less intense that can take you from Summer into Fall, check out these fashionable alternatives:

STEVEN by Steve Madden Women's Banglez Sandal

Steve Madden – Banglez Sandal

What: When faced with such a fabulous shoe, where do we begin? Well, after jumping for joy, we’d have to talk first about the metal bead detailing on the upper. Then, there’s the upper, a beautiful symphony of crisscrossing straps on the foot and ankle. Shall we discuss the adjustable ankle strap and toe thong that will hold your foot in place snugly and comfortably? Excuse us; we have to jump for joy again.

Price: $130

Where: Endless.com







Kole Gladiator Sandal

Kole Gladiator Sandal

Our Kole Gladiator sandal features a trend-right metallic snake print hood on a 3.5″ stiletto heel. Padded footbed. Manmade materials.

Price: $19.99

Where: Payless.com







CROWW BRONZE LEATHER

Steve Madden – Croww Bronze Leather Sandal

Go for a grounded chic look with these gladiator inspired sandals. They’re the perfect pair to instantly update any outfit. .25 inch heel Leather upper Adjustable straps Synthetic sole.

Price: $79.95 $59.95

Where: SteveMadden.com






Women's shoes: White Mountain Natasha - Bronze

White Mountain – Natasha Bronze Sandal

- Gladiator sandal Woven strap detail Cushioned footbed 1/2" heel Rubber outsole Upper: 100% metallic leather

Enjoy free shipping and free returns.

Price: $45.00 $19.99

Where: Piperlime.com






Gladiator Wedges

Charlotte Russe – Gladiator Wedges

Perfectly paired with summer skirts, shorts, and dresses, these Gladiator Wedges feature a matte faux leather, strappy details throughout, double ankle strap with buckles, contrast metallic lining, 3 3/4″ stacked faux wood wedge heel, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

Price: $24.99

Where: CharlotteRusse.com






Nine West - Heanna (Medium Brown Leather) - Footwear

Nine West – Heanna Leather Sandal

6pm.com is proud to offer the Nine West – Heanna (Medium Brown Leather) – Footwear: Hot, sexy and strappy sandal with stylish buckle accent. Leather upper. Lightly padded footbed. Treaded sole.

Price: $83.00 $29.94

Where: 6pm.com





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  • http://www.annasabino.com Anna

    I own that pair of Steve Maddens. Love that sparkly approach to the gladiator sandals!