It seems that the gladiator theme, started a few seasons ago is not going into oblivion but instead is in full flourish. Gladiator sandals are very popular among many designers this upcoming season; in fact, it would probably be easier to say who chose to disregard them completely than who came up with a few pairs - again. In terms of material used, patent leather is still holding ground and all kinds of exotic stuff is becoming increasingly popular. As for the heel, it's just as wild - anything from 0 to 5'' (the last one is probably for gladiators
in drag who quit the service and are now taking dance lessons).