[click "Play" to hear Kristin on gladiator shoes]
Gladiator shoes were first spotted in the Spring 2005 collections of Balenciaga and Imitation of Christ, In its four-year run, the style was reinterpreted by designers from Azzedine Alaia to Aldo. The trend really gathered a head of steam when a pair of gladiator spikes were spotted on Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City,” the movie, last summer.
Gladiators are now classics, much like flip flops and ballet slippers.
To learn more about the different variations on a theme, fabrications, and how to wear them, click the “play” button and listen to Kristin’s podcast for this week.