Slides may get all the hype these days, but gladiator sandals have one distinct advantage: they stay the hell on your feet. Whether zippered, buckled, or laced up the ankle, they’ve become a staple part of our summer wardrobes—to the point that we pretty much always end up wearing them until they fall apart.
So, as much as we’re lusting after Chloé’s $1,500 suede beauties, we feel a little better sticking to the bargain version for everyday wear. Sound good to you? Click through the gallery for 21 pairs of under-$100 gladiator sandals that aren’t the least bit cheap-looking.
Steve Madden Kaster Gladiator Sandal, $47.94; at Amazon
Lexandra Sandal, $45; at ALDO
Faryl Robin x Free People Republik Vegan Gladiator Sandals, $99.95; at Free People
Apt. 9 Adonia Gladiator Sandals, $24.99; at Kohl’s
Cocnuts by Matisse Archie Sandal, $70; at Matisse
Wow Sandals, $89.99; at Latigo
Leather Gladiator Sandals, $74.99; at Mango
Kendall + Kylie Jackie Gladiator Sandals, $89.99; at Lord & Taylor
Franco Sarto Cognac Open-Toe Block Heel Gladiator Sandals, $49.99; at Century 21
G by Guess Leidah Lace-Up Gladiator Sandal, $55; at Macy's
Metallic Gladiator Sandals, $34; at Joe Fresh
Roxy Tigres Braided Gladiator Sandals, $49; at Macy's
Yoki Gladiator Sandal with Buckle, $19.99; at TJ Maxx
Topshop Valley Gladiator Sandal, $39.99; at Nordstrom