I know that gladiator sandals have been out for a while now. I always liked how they looked, but I was never infatuated enough to pursue a purchase. Seasons have passed when I finally stumbled upon a pair on Instagram that I could not stop staring at it in awe.
Meet: The Stuart Weitzman Sandal
These gladiators are at priced at $398, which can make any grown girl cry. I eventually caved in like I always do (oi.) and placed an order for size 5.5 (I know, my feet are so stinkin’ small!). However, I also shopped around for some cheaper substitutes which turns out to be around half the price.
Meet its contender: Vince Camuto Jamon
I particularly love the Vince Camuto Brand. It’s the first brand I start looking at in the Dillard’s shoe department. Other than me being brand loyal, I chose these for its more classic look. Priced at $179, I did not think it was a bad deal!
Here are some rough pictures of them on:
The first two are of the Stuart Weitzman Gladiators, and the second two are of the Vince Camuto Jamon Gladiators. The Stuart Weiztman Gladiators are made of elastic stripes so they fit around my calves a lot better. As you can see from the third pictures, the Vince Camuto Jamon were a little loose on my calves and were actually a little big in general for a 5.5. After trying them both on, I declared the Stuart Weitzman Gladiators as the winner and am keeping them! And, yes. My wallet is crying. Worth. Luckily, the Vince Camuto fits my sister perfectly, so I did not have to return them! She normally wears a size 6. So if you are looking at these, I would try half a size down.
Here is an instagram post I took when I first got them! I figured it would give you guys a better idea of the height! There are also a few more affordable options that I could have looked into. But these were already in my possession so why complicate things? And, it may have something to do with me being guilty of not returning things when I say I will…. Acceptance.
Thanks for stopping by! I know I’ve still been bad at keeping up with my posts, but I hope you bear with me for I am slowly getting back into my groove.
Here are the links of where you can buy them & other additional options:
Stuart Weitzman (Also comes in Cava, a Gold, & Truffle, a Tan Brown, $398)
Vince Camuto Jamon (Also comes in Black, $178.95)
Sam Edelman Bryant Sandal (Comes in Black & Saddle, a Sand Brown, $189.95)
Steve Madden (Comes in Black & Platinum, $99.95)