saddle shoe


Definition of saddle shoe

: an oxford-style shoe having a saddle of contrasting color or leather

called also saddle oxford

Examples of saddle shoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attendees are encouraged to wear poodle skirts, saddle shoes, penny loafers and leather jackets and dance the afternoon away. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Children’s choir sings in Mexico... Make-A-Wish hero ceremony for Poway," 4 Sep. 2019 Come dressed in your saddle shoes and poodle skirt and feel the nostalgia of 60 years past. Sam Boyer,, "Everyone can stay busy with all the events coming up: Whit & Whimsey," 30 Aug. 2019 In an anachronistic twist, while the atmosphere and the music scream 1950s, the guests have traded their poodle skirts for bathing suits underneath cover-ups and their saddle shoes for flip flops. Michelle Matthews |, al, "This Gulf Shores diner is a total ’50s throwback," 7 Aug. 2019 Fiordiligi and Dorabella first appear in bobby socks and saddle shoes—concealed the darker desires that infuse everything about Così fan tutte. Larry Wolff, The New York Review of Books, "‘Così’ in Coney," 27 Mar. 2018 In my memory, Rachel Antonoff's collaboration with Bass (yes, of Weejuns fame) was perhaps the first time wearing polka-dot saddle shoes in coordinating colors could be considered a deliberate, nice-looking choice. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "Would You Try Mismatched Shoes? This Might Persuade You," 10 Jan. 2017 Growing up Catholic in America in the mid-century was a heady, paradoxical blend of excitement and repression, glamour and asceticism, mystery and cruelty, sensuality and sexism, beautiful lace mantillas and ugly saddle shoes. Maureen Dowd, Vogue, "“Heavenly Bodies,” the Met’s Biggest Show Ever, Earns Its Hallelujahs," 11 Apr. 2018 The Official Preppy Handbook served as a joke-slash-Bible to the preppy way of life, and in it, Swedish tennis shoe brand Tretorn was listed alongside Sperry Top-Siders and saddle shoes as the preppiest styles to wear. Andrea Cheng, Billboard, "André 3000 Explains His Fascination with Prep and How it Led to a Collection with Tretorn," 13 Nov. 2017 This time, Fanning laced into a pair of black and white saddle shoes embellished with all-over studs, which gave the ’50s schoolgirl staple a distinctly punk-rock edge. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Elle Fanning Puts a Punk Spin on a Schoolgirl Staple," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of saddle shoe

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Saddle shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of saddle shoe

US : a shoe that has one color on the toe and heel and a different color on the middle part

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