Gladiators – Weekly Wishlist

Gladiators. Gladiator sandals. Who doesn’t have a pair? They’re one of those fashion trends that appeared, and, well, just never left again. It’s not a case of them outstaying their fashion welcome, though, oh no.

Gladiators have become a fashion staple because they should be. They’re stylish, comfortable, easy to wear, and have evolved over the years. There are knee-high gladiators, metallic gladiators, coloured gladiators…you get the idea.

Those Romans and Ancient Greeks knew what they were doing. Okay, we’re not suggesting the modern day gladiator sandals are exact replicas of those the fighters wore inthe arenas in ancient times, but if they’re goof enough for Russell Crowe…

So, gladiators are our weekly wishlist choice this week – all shapes and sizes of them!

The Roman gladiators really did wear their sandals up their legs – to protect their shins, so, if you fancy aping them, try a pair of knee high glads, like the aptly names Spartacus (£65) from Schuh. These fringed beauties come in tan and black.

Perhaps fighting would have been difficult in New Look’s tan knee high high-heeled take on the look (£39.99), but their studded black version (£39.99) is a sandal with attitude!

gladiators weekly wishlist

If you still want a heel, but not the knee-high part, how about Dorothy Perkins’ stylish brown gladiator sandals (£23.20, BHS)? But back on flat ground, Evans’ black wide-fit glads (£28, BHS) are pretty much perfect – and no toe-post, if that’s not your thing.

Gladiators look great in metallic leathers, or with embellishment. Schuh’s bronze lace up version (£45) are a fab summer sandal, and New Look’s embellished take on them (£39.99) will add sparkle to any summer day.  And GAP’s simple thin leather take (£24.95) on the classic gladiator in silver are perfect holiday sandals.

If you prefer a more classic sandal, then H&M’s white version are for you (£19.99) Okay, they’re not overly gladiator-like, but they’re cute and comfy.

White Stuff’s grey leather sandals (£39.95) and French Connection’s black leather sandals (£80) aren’t classics either, but are perfect if you don’t want your gladiators to look, well, too like gladiators!

Finally, if it’s a pop of colour your are after from your gladiators, then go for BHS’s coral pair (£31.50) – not traditional again, but perfectly summery!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

 

 

No Socks Day – Weekly Wishlist

Apparently today is No Socks Day! So, rather than be achingly hipster cool and wear socks with your sandals – as we suggested on here a few weeks ago, it’s time to shed those socks and just keep the sandals!

So, for No Socks Day, we’ve chosen our weekly wishlist of 12 of the best sandals out there. The weather is good again for now (for a few days at least!),so embrace No Socks Day and get your tootsies out!

Should you choose fun watermelon print pool slides from Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams (£29.50)? Or are bold printed cork wedges, or navy platforms from H&M (both £24.99) more your No Socks Day style? Schuh has fabulous Swedish Hasbeens in stock – we love this three coloured pair (£95) – and they’re uber-comfy as well as stylish! Also at Schuh, a more practical black clog-style sandal (£45) works for day and night. Red Herrings pink pom-pom sandals are fun (£35, Debenhams), whilst New Look’s tan knee-high gladiators (£34.99) are a No Socks Day statement sandal!

No Socks Day weekly wishlist New Look’s stone embellished flat sandals (£34.99) are less of a statement, but still stylish. BHS’s yellow and cream block heel sandals (£25) are super-stylish. At H&M, we love their new-in black and white stripe gladiator style sandals (£12.99) – perfect for our holidays.

Red Herring’s mult-coloured print sandals are smart (£35, Debenhams) and finally, J by Jasper Conran’s white and cork mules (£55, Debenhams) are the perfect summer shoe.

It’s sunny and it’s No Socks Day, so get those feet out and let them breathe!!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction