The gladiator sandal is one of those tricky footwear trends that requires a little extra attention. While we love the idea of a strappy sandal for hot days, no one wants to look like Russell Crowe's stunt double. To keep you from stumbling into ancient sword-fighter territory, we searched for this season's most elegant options to match your feminine charms. And boy, did we find them. From of-the-moment neon versions to sleek and sexy metallic offerings, these are the sandals you'll want to slip on no matter what you're wearing. Ahead, proof that gladiator sandals can
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