From Midas Gold Footwear to Thorn-Front Stilettos

 - Oct 13, 2012
These gladiator style shoes reflect a growing infatuation with the Grecian style of dress. Structured, battle-ready apparel have been cropping up within the houses of Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Derek Lam, bringing about a leather-bound footwear craze within the fashion industry.

Midas gold sandals and thorn-front stilettos offer varying approaches to the gladiator framework. There is no one single way to capture the model, prompting some of the top couturiers to establish their unique takes on the Mediterranean craze.

This design has demonstrated a fair amount of staying power. While it is antiquated, dating back to the times of the ancient Romans, the general structure of the boot has been reinterpreted, revamped and reconstructed time and time again for the Paris and New York Fashion Weeks.