Gladiator Shoes first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2009 seen on Oakland blogger calivintage. She styled her black Matt Bernson gladiator shoes with a blue thrifted vintage wrangler studded denim jacket, blue by corpus from urban outfitters polka dot dress, and black thrifted vintage Coach bag. Since then, Gladiator Shoes have grown in popularity as bloggers from Manila, Jakarta, and Boston have discovered them. Gladiator Shoes are generally seen in casual, comfortable, and trendy style. Popular brands of Gladiator Shoes are Aldo, Steve Madden, Zara, Forever 21, and Nine West.
There are currently 358 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Gladiator Shoes. Most recently, blogger alinaceusan of alinaceusan.wordpress.com wore her black veronesse gladiator shoes with a gray cristina & izabella purdescu futuristic dress.