Roman sandals have become more and more popular in recent years firm place in the shoe industry and, despite or perhaps because of their extraordinary design, can now no longer be found only at the feet of the stars and starlets and on the catwalks of the fashion shows, but also in the shoe shops of the medium and low price category. Visually and also from the processing strongly ajar against the Leg and footwear from ancient RomeThe Roman sandals are among the hottest summer shoes today and are a surprise comfortable and airy alternative to slippers, such as ballerinas and espadrilles and still leave the leg not so naked, such as simple sandals or flip-flops.
The Roman sandals – classic fighter shoe as a current trend
The Roman sandal is also known under the name Gladiator Sandal and already indicates by their naming the actual origin of the shoe form: In ancient Rome, the form of footwear belonged to the most common and consisted of one flat solethat help to improve crush resistance a football boot was often peppered with short nails and was tied by means of various straps on the foot and ankle.
Especially the then military, so the legionnaires and the professional fighters, the gladiators are now associated with this type of shoe, but the term Roman sandals points to the fact that the Calceus worn by the entire Roman population, ie men, women and children
slaves did not wear this shoe shape. The execution of the Roman sandals varied depending on Gender, rank and occupation of the wearer. The models for women were allowed to be made of dyed, softer leather than the models for men. For some stalls, such as the patricians or the magistrates, it was reserved to wear red leather sandals, which also had one paragraph and Jewellery, like a leather tongue or an agraffe of ivory could have. Also the number of belts gave information about the social status of the carrier.