From the amphitheatres of ancient Rome to modern-day catwalks, gladiator sandals have been a hit throughout the ages. The designs in our selection stay true to this classic style while adding a few contemporary touches.
Live the simple life with our gladiator sandals
The earthy hues across this selection of gladiator-style sandals have a rustic, pared-down feel - just what the humble sandal is traditionally about. Prominent stitching with raised or contrast-colour thread adds to the homespun effect. Team a pair with linen trousers and a tunic top for a boho outfit. Interwoven straps and metal buckles exude a time-honoured look, and designs with winding ties have an artisanal flair. Though this style may be steeped in antiquity, you'll find that every gladiator sandal has been made with modern standards of comfort in mind, with a smooth instep and a rubber sole.
Dress up with our gladiator sandals
There's a decorative quality to our gladiator-style sandals, with the interwoven straps creating an elegant pattern. It's not all about the pretty aesthetic, though - the criss-cross straps will help keep your feet firmly fixed in. Luxe details like polished metal zips and smooth, subtly-grained leather bring a level of chic sophistication, while designs with slimline soles and mini heels are sleek and refined. Choose from a range of black and brown hues, or opt for sandals in a pale tone for a leg-lengthening effect - a perfect way to enhance a little shift dress. The open uppers exude a fresh and breezy feeling, and will let you show off your painted toenails.