Anne Hathaway made headlines in her bondage-inspired Tom Ford gladiators. Karolina Kurkova turned heads in her minimalist Alexander Wang t-straps. Rita Ora can’t seem to get enough of her Jimmy Choo lace-up sandal boots, wearing them to party in London one week and to perform in Paris the next.
Yes, yes, we get it already — knee-high gladiator sandals are a sizzling hot spring/summer 2013 trend!
So, where are all the knee-high gladiator sandals for the stylish yet sensible shoe lovers, you ask? For a super hot trend, it seems like the only shopping options available to us are the beautiful but bank-breaking designer styles. We’ve been asking ourselves that same question for a while now, and we think it’s about time we found sandals that’ll let us get on board this trend ASAP.
We searched high and low (mostly low), and we happily came up with a list of these 5 knee-high gladiator sandals to fit most shoe budgets. With these, you can stop thinking about trying this trend, and just go ahead and try it out already!
1. Ecoté Tall Cage Sandals
Ecoté tall cage sandals are of a spartan but versatile design, and we predict we’ll be seeing sandals like these all over Coachella.
2. Jeffrey Campbell “Romana” Gladiator Sandals
The Jeffrey Campbell “Romana” sandals also come in fun tribal, aztec, and floral prints.
3. Jeffrey Campbell “Sarafina” Tall Gladiator Sandals
We love the huarache-like styling of the “Sarafina” tall gladiator sandals by Jeffrey Campbell.
4. Nine West “Anchor” Sandal Boots
From the Nine West Vintage America Collection, you can pre-order these Nine West “Anchor” sandal boots now and get them before the end of the month. That’s just enough time for you to still be considered as an early adapter of the knee-high gladiator sandal trend.
5. Stuart Weitzman Knee-High Gladiator Sandals
Not exactly cheap at $398 but still a lot more affordable compared with the thousand-dollar styles, these Stuart Weitzman sandals already count Kourtney Kardashian as a fan.
Aside from black leather, these shoes also come in gold metallic leather.