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Twelve Knee-High Sandals for Your Spring Gladiator Games

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Welcome to Shoe Week: a five-day celebration of all things footwear, from the best new arrivals to our favorite places to shop for heels, flats, and everything in between.


Next up in our exploration of spring's trends: the knee-high sandal. Yup, OTK is no longer reserved for boots only—nay, boots are no longer reserved for fall only! This season's runway trend—which quickly filtered down, and is available for less than $90 at Zara—combines a boot with a sandal, multiplies it by a Roman Gladiator, and pops a heel on for fun.

Why did this absurd concoction actually make it from catwalk to retail? We do not know. We're just here to present the facts. Click through the gallery above for twelve interpretations of a sandal that, for some reason, goes to the knee.
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Zara Fifth Avenue

666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 212-765-0477 Visit Website

Jimmy Choo Fifth Avenue

716 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065 212-759-7078 Visit Website

Brian Atwood

655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (212) 415-4739 Visit Website

Nicholas Kirkwood

807 Washington Street, New York , NY 10014 (646) 559-5239 Visit Website

Alexander Wang

103 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013 212-977-9683 Visit Website