Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Redefining the Caliga(e)

Fun fact:
Caliga(e)... the name given to the military sandals used by the Romans.  The caliga exposed the toes and had a lattice-patterned upper. Other styles included the calceus and the gallica, both with a closed toe- a style more suited to service in northern climates such as in Britain.

The Romans were a very fashionable people (to me). Fashion will always be about recycling and redefining. The caliga or gladiator sandals as we know them now are a perfect example. I put the Alexander McQueen pair in the middle, not because I love it but because that is the closest looking example of a redefined caliga. These military sandals have become a staple in every fashionista's wardrobe and is perfect for the warm weather and you have a massive range to make your selection. From sexy to practical, it's available in whatever look you are going for. Viva la Caliga!

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