The Abaeté for Payless Gabriel Gladiator ($38), featured in the February 2009 issue of Lucky magazine, is calling my name. I have been waiting for the perfect pair of gladiators, and I think these just might be the ones! It's a good thing I saw them in Lucky, too, because the product shots on the Payless website don't do these strappy showstoppers justice. Here are the details:
"Designer Laura Poretzky has captured one of the year's biggest trends with edgy feminine style. This fierce gladiator features an intricate textile suede upper with metal ring details, two adjustable buckles and a convenient back zip for easy on/off. Pair with a flouncy spring dress for an on-trend look. Padded footbed for comfort. 4" heel. Fabric upper. Leather outsole with flocking."
Shop it: Abaeté for Payless Gabriel Gladiator, $38 at Payless.com