Sport a worn graphic tee of your favorite brand and some skinny jeans to complete the look. Here, we see Chloe channeling the 50s cigarette pant with some high-waisted, cropped skinny jeans.
Pair a leather jacket and some Rider jeans with your saddle shoes for a sexy get-up that’s sure to woo the guys and inspire the gals. For an added edge, don some statement sunglasses or accessorize with an antique pendant.
Pair the adorable additions with some slimming trousers or skinny jeans, an untucked button down, and a blazer for a sleek, modern look with a tasteful homage to retro-wear. Fearlessly pair your shoes with a vibrant cardigan to stand out, or stick to pastel basics for a subtle nod to retro fashion.
They are a popular type of oxford shoe that many men, women, and children wear. The style originated in Europe in the 1800s and continues to be a staple in shoe manufacturer product catalogs today.
Since we cannot possibly try on every pair of saddle shoes that are created, we rely on customer feedback from many sites to inform our opinions. Additionally, if shoes run small or are made from cheap material, customers often provide this information as feedback to the company or seller.
Consequently, we feel confident that the shoes chosen for this review represent the best on the market today. Synthetic upper and sole with a leather lining, ¾ inch heel, lace closure, sizes 5.5 – 11.
However, customers report that quality is low, and the sole is only partially rubber with the rest being a piece of fabric that wears out quickly and can be slippery on floors. Full-grain upper, cushioned insole, extra traction on turf, Duramax rubber sole, and waterproof.
With over 75 reviews on Foot Joy, this shoe scores a 4.7 out of 5 on comfort, durability, and performance. While these are made for the golf professional, many customers report using them as daily wear shoes, which makes them very versatile.
However, some customers have reported that the newer style shoe is prone to a defect where the sole comes loose from the midsole. For girls and boys, soft leather upper, padded ankle collar, rubber sole, comes in little and big kid shoe sizes 10-6, colors are white/navy and white/white.
These shoes are designed for daily wear and comfort, and they can fit the dress codes of many school uniform policies. Also, customers report that these are easy to clean and can be put in the washing machine on delicate cycle.
They fit true to size and have exceptional quality and durability, which is needed for kids shoes. Fabric lining and insole, lace-up design, cushioned footed, one-inch heel, leather upper, Women sizes 6 – 10.5, medium and wide widths available.
Colors include black/white, taffy (brown)/white, navy/white, ecru (tan)/white, light blue/white, rose/white; medium or wide widths; sizes run from 3 (infant)to 1 (little kid); leather upper lining and footed; rubber sole; lace-up closure. Moreover, toddlers have no problems walking in the shoes, and many parents report repurchasing larger sizes as their kids outgrow them.
The website recommends purchasing the black/white saddle shoe in a half-size larger since these run small. Customers report that the shoe is lightweight and can be comfortably worn all day with no break-in time required.
Bass also has several other styles of saddle shoes to choose from in addition to the Dora, including the Piedmont, Parker, Buck 2.0, John, and Noah. Full pebble grain with cordovan leather saddle, rubber sole, cushioned footed, nylon laces.
These saddle shoes are authentic reproductions that have been made with a tapered toe and a low profile to appeal to those that love the retro- style. Also, the shoes have welt stitching with real leather uppers and tan-colored rubber soles.
These saddle shoes are authentic reproductions that have been made with a tapered toe and a low profile to appeal to those that love the retro- style. Kids and teenagers mostly wore them, but many adults could be seen sporting the look as well since the design is gender-neutral and can be worn by both men and women.
While the black and white style is most common, saddle shoes can be any two-toned design with the distinctive saddle -look in the center. Today, many men’s Oxford shoes carry the trademark saddle design in an array of two-toned color combinations.
Moreover, it is a timeless style that many people love, and manufacturers continue to provide stylish options. While golfers often sport saddle shoes on the course, they can be used for daily wear for men, women, and children so long as they do not have turf cleats on the bottom.
A quick internet search will provide many options for purchase if you are unable to find saddle shoes in your local market. To avoid stains setting in on the shoes, especially the black and white designs, you should clean them as soon as possible after they become dirty.
The lower priced shoes are not made from leather and have more inferior quality parts. Also, these can run several hundred dollars and are made from exclusive materials and manufacturers, though some less expensive but quality shoes do exist in the market.
Shoe manufacturers produce an excellent variety of saddle shoes that replicate the ones of the past with the comfort and durability needed today. Additionally, they also create the shoes in a variety of colors for men, women, and children.
Finally, for men, the Club Professionals by Foot Joy receive excellent reviews, and they can be worn while on the golf course or walking around town. When out and about during the summer, my main choice of footwear is sandals.
When at work, I love my pointy-toed heels or ballet flats or perhaps a shoe with an edge. They feel very cumbersome on my feet if worn too long.
They are just so broken in but not the best shoe for walking around without socks in January or February! Trust me, my closet is full of footwear and I don’t even need to make any purchases for the upcoming fall/winter season.
But… I wanted a shoe that would be comfortable for walking and yet fashionable. In addition to that, we’ll be walking all over Paris in November.
These black and white oxfords have always looked good. Wearing them with a uniform skirt, they were never “on trend” but they were never hideous enough to despise.
In the Forties and Fifties, they were a staple in both young girls and mature women’s wardrobe. Loafers and saddle shoes –right up my alley, especially the brown oxfords–I had a pair of those one year that was worn with the uniform.
I had to pick up some makeup at Ultra, and being that Nordstrom Rack is next store, I sauntered on over. Being more of a “miss” day in the clothing department, I headed over to the shoes.
Due to the “Active Memory Foam” the shoes are lined with; my feet were miraculously comfy. But boy is this Active Memory Foam comfortable.
And when I went into Legman’s to do some grocery shopping a couple of women stopped me to tell me that they loved my shoes because they brought back memories! Again, women smiled as they said the shoes reminded them of their school days.
And on our recent trip to DC (which I’m still working on another post about), I had a woman at the hotel go crazy with delight over the shoes. At the Holocaust museum, my saddle shoes were the bright spot of a very somber visit.
It dawned on me that these saddle shoes I bought made people happy because these plain, and rather unfashionable shoes brought memories to many. Memories of a time when the only stress we had was if we studied enough for a test.
During the winter, my saddle shoes will be getting a lot of wear, and I think they’ll make me, my feet, and everyone who spots them happy! It’s fun to wear something that brings good memories.
Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half.
He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Trope. My three grown children are also a big part of my life.