Tuesday 6 December 2016

So over: Gladiator Sandals

Published 11/07/2016 | 02:30

Maia Dunphy manages to pull off the gladiator look.
Maia Dunphy manages to pull off the gladiator look.

We've decided that no one has the feet for them. As with most things body-related, the Irish population is at a genetic disadvantage. Most

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of us have to, at some point, come to terms with the fact that we've inherited our mother's feet - and, most likely, her upper arms too.

At best, the gladiator sandal calls up memories of the dreaded Irish-dancing classes. At worst, it makes the feet look like caged animals - angry, swollen creatures of the sea, caught in a fisherman's net. Even on the best of feet, there are the unsightly red strap-marks, and always the unnerving potential for be-bunioned toes to break free from the confines of the gladiator sandal and perhaps - ick - brush off some innocent bystander.

Would-be gladiator sandal wearers, we implore thee: refrain. Unless you're Maia Dunphy, left, who pulls them off. Just.

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