Like It or Not, Gladiator Sandals Are Back—Here Are the 27 Chicest Versions

Never mind the Oscar-winning Russell Crowe film—I associate gladiator sandals with Kate Moss and Sienna Miller in the early 2000s. I am a fashion editor, after all, not a history or movie buff. And just like many other Y2K trends, including the miniskirt and its cousin, the skort, gladiator sandals have officially inserted themselves into the fashion conversation this year.

One of the trend's leaders is Valentino, which paid homage to the ancient Greeks and Romans by showing knee-high flat sandals on the S/S 22 runway. Bridgerton's Simone Ashley then quickly proved the shoes could translate to the red carpet when she wore them to an event in Italy. Below, see how Daisy Edgar-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bella Hadid styled the trend recently, and shop the best gladiator sandals for yourself. 

On Celebrities 


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On Simone Ashley: Valentino dress, bag, and shoes


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On Daisy Edgar-Jones: Valentino dress and shoes


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On Bella Hadid: Prada top and skirt; Andrea Wazen shoes; Cartier watch



On Gwyneth Paltrow: G. Label Kemp Striped Dress ($595); Valentino shoes; Celine bag 

On the Runway


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Valentino S/S 22


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Tory Burch S/S 22

Shop the Trend

Don't sleep on Reformation's excellent shoe section. 

These will go with nearly any summer outfit in your closet. 

K.Jacques has long been a go-to for gladiator sandals. 

I'm obsessed with the ever-so-subtle Louis Vuitton logo on these studded sandals. 

These are begging to come along on your next vacation. 

These sandals are a foolproof way to test out the trend. 

These black sandals can truly be styled in a million different ways. 

These Fendi sandals are simply beautiful. 

Calling all Dr. Martens fans: Your collection is not complete without these sandals. 

Copy Hadid and try out a heeled version of the trend. 

Staud certainly knows how to create a coveted accessory. 

These Tory Burch sandals are straight off the runway. 

Here's a great option if you're not into complicated straps. 

Free People has really cornered the market when it comes to gladiator sandals. 

These H&M heels are so chic. 

Yep, the chunky-shoe trend is still here. 

Feeling bold? These Zara shoes are just so cool.