Attack of the (Affordable) Gladiator Sandals

Kourtney Kardashian (who happens to be one of my fashion icons, FYI) stepped out recently in a pair of knee-high gladiator sandals. I saw them and right away I was all “Oh em gee, need them A-S-A-P.” I mean, don’t they look fab?

I’m pretty sure Kourt is wearing Stuart Weitzman’s take on this trend – this style comes in a few colors and is just straight up glorious. I want them. But they also cost around $400, which is just way too much for me to spend on a style I probably won’t wear more than a handful of times during the summer. Luckily, I found a pair that looks (almost) as good for a tenth of the price (literally.) Good old Forever 21 makes a gladiator sandal that’s a dead ringer for the more expensive SW version. They may not be as beautifully crafted or whatever but for a trendy style like this, affordable is the way to go. Whether you want to join me on the knee-high bandwagon or opt for a more subtle variation on this trend, you too can find a cheapie pair of gladiators for this summer. Here are some picks.