i'll be the odd ball and admit that i'm still lusting over the gladiator style. i hardly got the chance to play with the style - i bought a knee length pair last august and only got a chance to wear them 2 or 3 times. i also have a thing for a hot pair of flat sandals. i don't like flat shoes, generally, but i love a flat sandal or boot. so i'm on the lookout for some more.
enter dolce vita, which means the sweet life in italian, in case you were wondering. here's some gladiator, pirate and other styles from them:
and prices are pretty reasonable to the everyday fashionista.