Gladiator Sandal Styling


Styling a Tricky Sandal

The gladiator sandal may be tricky to style, but there’s a perfect version for everyone. For me, I prefer a shorter gladiator that’s still bold in black leather, but wearable for everyday. I love this particular style by Harley Davidson Footwear because it’s the perfect mix of edgy and effortless. I balanced out the shoe with a black bohemian tunic, cut off shorts and a grey hat.

Keep on reading for a few variables to keep in mind when you’re shopping for the perfect gladiator sandal:

Lace Up Length

Gladiator sandals range from knee high to ankle. You can choose a height depending on the level of statement you’re looking to make: the higher you go, the more bolder the look. A knee-high gladiator like this would be perfectly styled with a mini dress or more casual with cut offs. A shorter, minimalist version could be styled with virtually any look with ease.


These sandals are available in virtually any color you desire, making it easy to try out the style more subtly like in nude or blush suede like these babies on sale. Or you can be bold and snag these half off.

Heel Height

The height of the heel or platform can change up the look drastically. I’m obsessed with this gladiator inspired chunky platform sandal and these wedges on sale. These both add a little height without being too over the top.

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[Davlin Sandals c/o Harley Davidson Footwear, Johnny Was tunic, hat and Quay sunglasses from Retail Therapy, shorts by One Teaspoon, jewelry by Katie Dean Jewelry]
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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    June 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I can’t wear gladiator sandals for the life of me – like you said, they’re hard to style! But you do it very well!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Faith
    June 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Love those sandals!

  • Natali
    June 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Uuu, I need gladiators like those, they’re a fab pair!