This summer, it’s all about the tall gladiator sandal. It’s basically the sandal version of the knee-high boot: flats styles are the safe, more casual (and comfortable) choice; a stacked heel gives you height without adding too much sexiness or fanciness; while a stiletto is full-on sexpot and glamour that’s basically a summer take on what my husband calls “the hooker boot” (in reference to the heeled stiletto boots Julia Roberts iconically wore in Pretty Woman. Sigh. Husbands.). Whatever you go with flats or heels, they’re sexy and cool but the gladiator’s boho-Mediterranean roots keep it from feeling too over-the-top fashion-forward.