While the rest of the country is digging out of the snow, we’re ready to dig out our sandals! Trending this spring is the gorgeous gladiator sandal that lace-up all the way. Tonight, working the style like a Grecian goddess is one of Shireen’s Favorite Things.

Back in the day, Russell Crowe totally slayed in the movie "Gladiator" rippling muscles, a fancy outfit and those shoes?  

Shireen Sandoval: "Wasn’t Russell Crowe wearing gladiator shoes?"

Mika Diaz: "Yes, he was."

Shireen Sandoval: "And a skirt."

Even though the movie came out more than a decade ago, "Gladiator" fashions still make a killer statement.

Mika Diaz: "The most searched word in women’s shoes in 2015 was "gladiator" and it ranged from ages 15 to 50."

Fast forward to spring 2016…

Shireen Sandoval: "It’s always good to get your Grecian on!

Mika Diaz: "Definitely."

Helping me step into the style is Mika Diaz from MIA Shoes. We met up at the Mandarin Oriental in Brickell Key.

Mika Diaz: "Something special about ours is they’re adjustable. They have a zipper in the back, and it adjusts to different calf sizes."

It’s all about the lace-up all the way to the knee.    

Shireen Sandoval: "It seems like a lot of the natural colors are in."

Mika Diaz: "Yeah, so it’s earthtones, basic neutrals, the black, the browns, luggage."

The best way to work the trend?

Mika Diaz: "I personally like wearing them with a dress because it’s the easiest thing to wear them with. A high-low dress can also work."

For the blog, we went for drama! Isn’t that how the gladiators did it? With kaftans and jewels from Le Beau Maroc. I worked the flat trend and heels, too.  

Mika Diaz: "We’ve also included fringe, which is also a big trend this season."

If you really wanna go all out, add a pop of color with a pom-pom pair. No matter how you work your "gorgeous gladiators," they’re sure to make your gams look great. That’s why they’re one of Shireen’s Favorite Things.


MIA Shoes
9985 NW 19th Street, Doral, FL 33172
(305) 455-2600
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