Shoes have always been the part and parcel of fashion since ages and always enhanced the personality of any individual. One such shoe is saddle shoe; this shoe got its name due to the vamp and instep of the shoe which take the shape of the saddle in the center. The shoes are formal leather footwear normally with two tones of black and white. Combinations of other colors are also available. The shoe with black and white coloration mostly has black leather on the middle part vamp, instep, throat, eyelets and tongue and white on the toe and the back. Other color combinations like tan shoes with brown and white shoes with red are also in vogue. Saddle shoes are worn by both men and women considered as a style statement with various styles from golf cleats to ultra high platforms.
The popularity of Men’s Saddle shoes is from the Post war era and it still rocks the fashion world. Many famous icons like Elvis Presley and James dean adorned these “old school” men’s saddle shoes (the old name). The saddle shoes were first introduced in 1906; the shoes manufactured were in combination of colors with the complimentary black strip in the rear part of the shoe on the back of the heel. These shoes continues to have the same model with same features, some saddle shoes have buckle on the top of black strip with composite low heeled sole of coral color. Now days, the manufactures make this shoe with every possible color combinations and different designs.
The demand for saddle shoes never faded and now the shoes are made to cater to the different needs of the people. Even though there are hordes of men’s casual dress shoes available in the market the saddle shoes still have its independent place in the market. There are shoes for the athletes (athletic men’s saddle shoes) and golfers (golf saddle shoes) this is not all there are oxford saddle shoes for casual wear used mostly by the executives. Moreover there is waterproof type of saddles shoes for men.
Today the saddle shoes are specially designed for the golf players which still have its classic saddle look with more advance features in respect to support and comfort along with a rounded toe box with leather upper and contrasting color combination. The sporty or athletic saddles are popular for their amazing traction and have good stabilizers and shock absorbing midsoles. Good traction in shoes enables the player for swinging. The shoes are very sturdy and will definitely last long. For its long lasting nature and sturdiness it was popular among the cowboys and it could bear the rough use. They are ultimate and considered best among all American shoes. The saddle shoes are also getting attraction of the children. The shoes have gone through the test of time successfully and passed on to us from generation and may be our next generation is ready to feel the magic of the saddle shoes.