Karolina Kurkova Kowtows to the Knee-High Gladiator Sandals Trend

The knee-high gladiator sandals trend is looking to be on the up and up!

The latest to wear a pair is statuesque model Karolina Kurkova, who showed off her long gams in a minimalist version of the shoe style at the press conference for her latest TV project, ‘The Face’, held during NBC Universal’s 2013 Winter TCA Tour.

NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour' Day 2 at Langham HotelCoco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, Nigel Barker, and Naomi Campbell

NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour' Day 2 at Langham Hotel

NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour' Day 2 at Langham Hotel

NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour' Day 2 at Langham HotelKarolina Kurkova at day 2 of NBC Universal’s 2013 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California on January 7, 2013

You might think that you’ll need mile-long legs like Karolina Kurkova’s to rock knee-high gladiator sandals, but the pared-down pair from Alexander Wang she was wearing is actually more forgiving. It’s just like wearing a regular pair of t-strap sandals, only with an extra strap around the knee!

Karolina’s Alexander Wang ‘Aline’ t-strap sandals also have a leg-lengthening vertical strap going down the back of the leg, which you can partially see in the picture below.

NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour' Day 2 at Langham Hotel

How do you think Karolina Kurkova’s minimalist knee-high gladiator sandals compare to the bondage boot sandals we spotted on Anne Hathaway at the NY premiere of ‘Les Miserables’ last month?

Alexander Wang Aline High T-Strap Sandals Alexander Wang ‘Aline’ High T-Strap Sandals, $695 at Shopbop

If you’re a fashion-forward chick who wants to be one of the early adapters of this trend, here’s a knee-high gladiator sandal style that will let you do just that for just under $50.

Ecoté knee high gladiator sandalEcoté Knee-High Gladiator Sandals, $49

If you want to be an early adapter and have got the cash to burn, go the luxury designer route and grab the Christian Louboutin knee-high gladiator sandals:

Christian Louboutin Rose Du DesertChristian Louboutin “Rose Du Desert” Knee-High Gladiator Sandals, $2,795 at Net-A-Porter

We can only expect to see more of this style to come up among new shoe arrivals, so stay tuned!

Credit: Brian To/WENN

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