Saddle shoe

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Saddle shoe

The saddle shoe, also known as "saddle oxford", is a low-heeled casual shoe, characterized by a plain toe and saddle-shaped decorative panel placed mid foot.[1] Saddle shoes are typically constructed of leather and are most frequently white with a black or dark blue saddle, although any color combination is possible.

Girl wearing saddle shoes and a poodle skirt, 1961

Saddle shoes are worn by both men and women in a variety of styles ranging from golf cleats to school uniform shoes.

In popular culture[edit]

In 1957 Elvis Presley wore saddle shoes in Jailhouse Rock.[2][3]

Bert from Sesame Street often wore saddle oxfords and they can be seen in his song and dance called "Doin' the Pigeon".[4]

The Peanuts comic strip character Lucy van Pelt wears saddle shoes.[5]

In chapter 31, part 1 of Nabokov's Lolita, she is described wearing saddle shoes.[6]

Character Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks is often seen wearing saddle shoes.[7][8][9]

Character Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls wears saddle shoes as a part of her school uniform.[10]