Sandals are one of the Summer clothing classics and are in theirs different designs definitely with the most versatile representatives of summer shoes. In addition to strappy sandals, toe sandals and models with platform or wedge heels, the gladiator sandals in particular are a trend trend and a real eye-catcher with their unusual shape. Also known as the Roman sandal, the gladiator sandal is basically a flat sole that is fastened with various ribbons and straps that wrap around the foot, ankle, or even larger parts of the leg.
A trend from ancient Rome on the catwalks of modern times
The gladiator sandal is considered to be one of the oldest shoe versions and was not only worn in ancient Rome by the arena fighters of the same name, the gladiators, but by the entire population. Men as well as women and children wore these sophisticated sandal variantthen known as calceus, consisting of a simple sole and leather straps wrapped around the foot and lower leg. Even back then, a distinction was made between women’s and men’s models: