Gladiator sandals get out of control: Faith’s ‘Joman’ sandal boots

Gladiator_sandals This is what happens when the current trend for gladiator sandals is allowed to go unchecked – you end up with a shoe like Faith’s ‘Joman’ sandal on your hands. Or on your feet, rather.

Would you have these on your feet, though? Well, no one seemed keen on high-leg gladiators last time we asked you about them, and while we think the ordinary, low-rise sandals can look rather chic during the summer, we can’t say we disagree with you on that one.

Have Faith’s ‘Joman’ sandals, plus the repeated exposure to gladiator styles all summer, managed to change your mind? If so, you can buy them here for £60.

8 Comments

  • July 10, 2008

    Amanda

    All I can picture is some really hideous tan lines.

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  • July 10, 2008

    mishie

    no amount of exposure to gladiator sandals would ever change my mind about gladiator boots–bleech. :/

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  • July 10, 2008

    Danielle

    Gladiator sandals or boots need to die along with their time. This style of fashion should have been left out of the cyclical trend.

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  • July 11, 2008

    Amanda

    @ Danielle: I agree. The gladiator sandals, the resurrection of the 80s… it all just makes me wonder if we’re running out of ideas.

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  • July 12, 2008

    Kathy

    Unfortunately, I am reminded of serious foot surgery and the ghastly orthopedic appliances I was forced to wear during my recovery time.

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  • July 15, 2008

    angie,uk

    I think tne reason that Gladiators would wear them, is because their opponents would laugh themselves to death upon sight. lol.

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  • April 5, 2009

    sarah black

    i actually bought these in a sale…. they didnt look like much on the shelf but trust me… when they were on my feet i had nothing but compliments everywhere i went…. i had them in dark brown though… they are AMAZING boots and if you havent seen lately knee high sandals are everywhere!

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  • October 5, 2010

    Roxy

    i like the shorter versions… not the tall ones. I hav a pair of short ones which i LOVE!

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Gladiator sandals are back. Jean Paul Gaultier gets carried away…

Gladiatorsandals Remember how gladiator sandals were all the rage last summer? It’s going to be even worse this year. And actually, we like gladiator sandals quite a lot, but when they’ve been turned into slightly creepy, skeletal looking boots, then we think we’ll have to pass.

These are by Jean Paul Gaultier, and are $1425 at eLuxury. We’re thinking that upper leg part might get a little hot and sweaty on warmer days, but mostly we’re just ever so slightly freaked out by the fact that they make us think of skeleton legs.

What’s your verdict? 

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  • March 5, 2008

    sarah

    words fail me.
    so i’ll say what i always say when words fail me:
    the horror. the horror.

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  • March 5, 2008

    purplefish

    These remind me of those foot brace things Forrest Gump had to wear when he was a kid.

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