Saddle shoe

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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.

Saddle shoe
Girl wearing saddle shoes and a poodle skirt

Saddle shoes are worn by both men and women in a variety of styles ranging from golf cleats to school uniform shoes. They have a reputation as the typical shoes of school-girls, especially in the 1940s.

In popular cultureEdit

  • 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]
  • Character Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks is often seen wearing saddle shoes.[6][7][8]
  • Character Jelly Otter in PB&J Otter wears saddle shoes
  • Character Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls wears saddle shoes as a part of her school uniform.[9]
  • Character Elaine Benes from Seinfeld wore them frequently.
  • India Stoker, the protagonist of the 2013 film Stoker, receives a pair of saddle shoes every year on her birthday.[10]


  1. ^ saddle shoe. (n.d.) Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary. (2010). Retrieved June 9, 2016 from
  2. ^ "What are Saddle Shoes? (with pictures)".
  3. ^ Moore, Jim (18 June 2010). "GQ Endorses: The Return of the Saddle Shoe".
  4. ^ Macedo, Diane (26 October 2010). "Sesame Street Tweet Sparks Rumors That Bert Is Out of the Closet".
  5. ^ "Is Lucy Van Pelt Jewish?". 1 February 1999.
  6. ^ Logan, Elizabeth. "The Return of 'Twin Peaks' Has Us All Nostalgic For Its 90s Fashion".
  7. ^ Garis, Mary Grace. "So, You Want To Dress Like Audrey Horne?".
  8. ^ Robinson, Joanna. "Did Twin Peaks Just Reveal the Key to Waking Agent Cooper Up?".
  9. ^ Builder, Maxine. "How To Dress Like Rory Gilmore For Halloween".
  10. ^ "Stoker - In Review". reyeggs. 2019-06-02. Retrieved 2020-08-10.

External linksEdit

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