We Just Found the New Gladiator Sandal of 2017
I was casually flipping through an issue of Harper's Bazaar when I saw them sitting pretty on model Alicia Rountree's feet: the sandals I would wear all Summer. "Mmm, I would sleep in those," I mused, as I located the shopping page at the end of the magazine and grabbed my phone to look up my new shoe obsession. Sure enough, these beautiful, two-toned leather and rope heels are a mixed-material masterpiece up close.
Not only that, but they're in line with a new trend: a sandal with a gladiator-like upper that stops at the ankle rather than extending to the shin or the knee. Instead, a chunky braided rope wraps around the leg in contrast. The resulting look is more sporty than boho-chic, but when you opt for a style in a neutral color, these new shoes can be worn with everything from flowy maxi dresses to denim and a breezy Summer blouse. Ahead, meet your new favorite sandals.
Or opt for a starker contrast with the darker Etro 105mm Rope & Leather Bi Color Sandals ($1,140).
See by Chloe Edna Suede Lace-Up Sandals ($355) are one of the most similar styles on the market right now.
Opt for flats and standout tassel with Isabel Marant's Astrid tasseled leather-trimmed suede sandals ($695).
An espadrille heel lends a softer appeal to the Soludos Gladiator Platform Wedge Sandal ($129).