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 Philippines have discovered them. Gladiator Shoes are generally seen in casual, comfortable, and chic style. Popular brands of Gladiator Shoes are Reef, Steve Madden, Zara, Forever 21, and Nine West.