Wow! I am really feeling these gladiator sandals from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. The leather features a cool texture and the gold buckles provide a great contrast. This is a trend that returns for it's second season. As a native Floridian, I can tell you that this "trend" is actually a staple in our wardrobes and I'm certainly not concerned whether or not it remains "in" next season or not. They provide an excellent alternative to the thong sandal, the slide, and casual flip-flop. It' s available for pre-order at http://www.pinkmascara.com/ for $207.00.
If the above sandal is a little too steep for your purse, Lulu's Fashion Lounge has a similar version at a more affordable price.
Black Snake Gladiator Sandal