I love this gladiator trend for men, ESPECIALLY since gladiators were men anyways. Girls are always stealing our trends haha. I think the Nike ones are very clever and it makes sense because Nike is the name of the GREEK goddess of victory. Greek, Roman times, gladiators - get it? When I was in Athens, I tried on a pair of these similar to the Barney's ones, and I really liked them, but I didn't think I could pull it off in Canada, so I bought jeans instead. I love my jeans, but I wish I got those awesome leather straps.