Men’s saddle shoes, men’s saddle oxfords or saddles, men’s saddle shoes were popular in the post-war era when men would jive, dance jitterbug and listen to the vinyl album of “The King”. The classic or usually called “old school” men’s saddle shoes are dress shoes with white leather back and toe box. The shoe’s vamp, instep, throat, eyelets and tongue are black in color. The vamp and instep are shaped like a saddle in the center (that’s why it is called saddle shoes). A complementary black strip ran on the back of the heel in the rear of the shoe. Some saddle shoe has a buckle on top of the black strip. The saddle shoe’s sole is made up of composite low heeled sole which usually coral in color. The style of the saddle shoes have been used over and over since it was first introduced on 1906. Saddle shoe manufacturers have produced saddle shoes in every color combination and designs imaginable. This comes in handy so you can have a pair to go along with just about any wardrobe.
The market demand of men’s saddle shoes at that time produced a lot of two-toned colored men’s saddle shoes. Even though there are a lot of men’s casual dress shoes in today’s fashion industry, men’s saddle shoes are still very much available in the market. Today men’s saddle shoes come in many variants. There are athletic men’s saddle shoes for active individuals. For those golf aficionados out there, there are also golf saddle shoes. Waterproof men’s saddle shoes are also out now. And for the casual type, you can always buy saddle oxfords that are popular among executives.
Nowadays, men’s saddle shoes are usually used for golf and sometimes in retro attires.
Most golf saddles have a classic saddle look but with advance features in comfort and support. Most have leather upper with a rounded toe box and its saddle has a contrasting color. Sporty or athletic saddle shoes now have a shock absorbing midsoles and stabilizers. Sporty saddles have superb traction which is another reason why they are popular among golfers. Having a shoe with good traction is crucial when playing golf, especially when swinging or putting.
So if you want to rock and roll, try on the craze footwear that replaced the loafers. After all, saddle shoes are considered as the ultimate All American Shoes. Believe it or not among kids today saddle shoes are coming back in along with bowling shoes. Who would ever think that the shoes our parents wore would be in with our kids? Well, I’m not going to knock it. It’s saved ma a ton of money on shoes just by passing on grandpa’s and picking them up at garage sales!