Gladiators

While it’s gross and rainy outside, shoe designers across the globe are revealing their summer designs. I’d like to take this opportunity to share my feelings on gladiators, a popular summer shoe.

So raise your hand if you’re Greek. A few hands, that’s fair. I’m not Greek, but I certainly have friends who are. Raise your hand if you are Roman. Alright, I’ll bite. Ok, one more. Do you know what a gladiator is? I wikipediaed (yeah that’s a verb) it: “Gladiator: an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.”

So tell me, honestly, do you think that burley men who fought lions and such (I’m thinking of Russell Crowe in the 2000 Blockbuster Gladiator) would really wear these shoes? Ok maybe you do, I respect that. But let me post just one more question: if burley men like Russell Crowe wore these shoes to fight lions and stuff, why do you want to wear them?

As far as gladiators are concerned, I’m not exactly the biggest of fans – but hey, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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