There are few fashion trends that I look upon with utter contempt, but as I flipped through the glossy pages of People Style Watch the other day, I was reminded of one of them: the gladiator sandal. The phrase "Long live the gladiator!" springs to mind as this strappy eye sore of a sandal simply refuses to die. With the passing of each spring and summer season, the hideous sandals make a reappearance on the pages of (gasp) fashion magazines.
In my mind, gladiator sandals are right up there with Ugg boots. I mean, come on people, they're called Uggs for crying out loud! Coincidence? I think not. With the exception of young girls--and when I say young, I mean toddlers--no grown woman should sport these awful boots. They give off the vibe that you're not even trying. It's like rolling out of bed and going to college classes in your pajamas.
Another trend I can't seem to wrap my head around is Crocs. I get the whole idea of comfort, but seriously--that's why God invented the flip flop! Crocs sandals are the equivalent of wearing elastic-waistband pants on your feet, and that is just completely unacceptable for people under the age of 70.
If you're of the school that gladiator sandals are cute, then I regret offending you; however, I am willing to take you shoe shopping. Same goes for Ugg boots, but I'm sorry, if you stand behind Crocs, then you're already beyond help.
Death to the gladiator---for the love of fashion, please go away!!!