If you watch the Kardashians or follow any celeb fashion at all, then you've probably seen these before...
Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals, $398.00
A gorgeous knee-high, leather, caged gladiator boot, these are SO utterly adorable. With all the straps and studs and embellishments, these are somewhat of a statement piece. I think they would definitely be worth an investment, but I was a little unsure if this would be something I would get a whole lot of wear out of. So, I went out on the hunt for a cheap knockoff. I decided that I would grab me something inexpensive, and if I really loved them and thought it would be worth it, I'd buy the real ones. Forever21 had a great pair that looked very similar, and they sold out in no time at all. Boo. Never one to give up, I found this great pair at GoJane.com.
Caged Arena Gladiator Sandals, $37.70 (on sale right now for $30.88)
Faux leather embellished with studs, these look remarkably like the SW ones. The full-length side zipper make them really easy to get on and off.
Slightly padded faux leather insole, this sandal is completely flat.
The horizontal straps on the boot are elastic, making it easier to get these bad boys zipped up when you are a fuller-calved gal like myself.
Adjustable buckle on the top strap, just like the originals.
Ignore my bruising! I do lots of work around the house and in the yard. I keep bruises!
As you can see, while these are not exactly like the $$$ Stuart Weitzman Sandals, they are very close. Close enough for me anyways. I have only tried these on, I haven't worn them anywhere yet. Can't wait to sport them out for a few hours to see what I think. Do you have the original sandal? What do you think? Is it worth the $$$? Is this something you think is trendy and will not be in style long, or is this a style staple to you? The verdict is still out where I'm concerned, but I'll definitely let you know when I fully decide. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!