I knew something was up when I was NYC last week and everywhere I looked, there they were. Gladiator sandals. How they can be construed as attractive, I have no idea. They are ugly enough when limited to one's feet, but then somewhere on the ACE train I saw this most HIDEOUS example of the trend, the Chanel Knee-High Gladiator Sandal. I thought it was a joke. But clearly, they aren't kidding.