Saddle shoes – definition
Saddle -Piece of leather on a shoe, usually in contrasting colour, stitched from forward shank, at one side, over vamp to the other side.
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken
A brief history of saddle shoes.
- In 1906 A.G. Spalding, the American sporting goods company, introduced saddle shoes as athletic footwear. The All American shoe was first advertised as a tennis shoe but gained more popularity among golfers before finally reaching mainstream fashion.