For almost a year now, gladiator-style flats and heels have been seen on eeeverrry celebrity taste maker that matters. Thing is, stars like Courtney Cox, Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie were all sporting the Gladiator wedge style by Balenciaga—while the rest of us normals just gawked on in envy. And even if we had the cash, the wedges sold out at retailers everywhere and were impossible to find.
Nine West has since uh, “adapted” the design to fit into the everyday budget of the everyday gal. The “Heech” is a good alternative for those of you who shied away from the ultra flat Gladiator sandal trend. The shoe features a 4″ wedge heel (always easier to walk in than normal heels) and a contrast buckle-detailed design… though I would have preferred if the buckles blended in with the rest of the shoe more.
But for $89 why be picky?