Nike jump on the gladiator sandal bandwagon

Nike-gladiator

OK, that’s it: our patience is starting to wear just a little bit thin with the whole “everything must be able to have the word ‘gladiator’ applied to it” thing that’s taken over the fashion world lately.

Normally sports shoes would be outwith The Fashion Police’s jurisdiction, but since we don’t think people will be able to “just do it” in these, we’re going to assume that they’re designed to be fashion items rather than¬†purely practical.¬†

If we were going to wear gladiator sandals, we’d go for “proper” gladiators rather than something that looks like a sport shoe that had an unfortunate run-in with a lawn mower, but if these are right up your street, they’re 80 euros from Colette. They come in white, too – image under the jump.

Nike-gladiator

5 Comments

  • June 30, 2009

    Moni

    I’ve recently encountered a similar specimen: A high-heeled chuck-style sneaker with a studded leather flap on it to make it look like a Balmain gladiator sandal… or maybe so the designer thought. It only looked like a ridiculous three-way mutant. (I hope I can find a picture of it somewhere – then again, maybe not…)
    So seemingly everything has to be “gladiator”, indeed. *sigh*

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  • June 30, 2009

    Debby

    I think they still look kinda okay… but I’m not really gladiator-shoe opposed, lol. I imagine they’d look nice underneath a jeans capri and a sporty tank, for the tomboys among us?

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  • July 1, 2009

    spikesnsilk

    It looks like an astronaut’s summer shoe. Urgh.

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  • July 4, 2009

    Victoria

    ah if only gladiator sandals started out as a nike shoe, then we wouldn’t be in this mess…

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  • July 10, 2010

    ChiNa

    i LoOoOVe ThiS. i want them, but i havent been lucky enough to get my hands on them. They are tough to find.

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