I took the above one of my mom off my niece's recent post, My Grandma in the 1940's and 1950's
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Taking Back Saddle Shoes
I love saddle shoes. A perfect oxford in black and white. Unfortunately I have shied away from them through out my vintage wearing life. Why? Well because of the bubble gum baggage they bring with them. The poodle skirt, sock hop, Happy Days costume they happen to play a big part in. The truth is though the saddle shoe has been worn since the early 1900's. So if you are like me and hesitate to wear them even though they are one of the few vintage shoes constantly remade and often sold at very affordable prices, remember real people did wear them-even with out poodle skirts. : ) Here are a couple family pictures showing the side of the saddle shoe I love.