History of the Gladiator Sandal

This stylish sandal has been trend heavy, but is hanging on into each summer season. Introduced as an accessory accent to Paco Rabanne’s futuristic fashion in 1968. The real beginning was to protect the feet of the Roman Gladiators in competition. Sandals were commonly worn in the warm weather areas around the Mediterranean. Mostly made of leather, this is believed to be the first structured shoe. It was originally made by attaching a stiff leather sole to the foot, then lacing up the calf.