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saddle shoes

an oxford, usually white, with a saddle of contrasting color, usually brown; a favorite fad of the 1940s and 1950s. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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The old Sunnyside has been bulldozed over long ago, but to this day the smell of hamburger frying with onions will bring me back to those early Canadian experiences: the Exhibition on humid Toronto days and first kisses with girls in crinoline skirts, saddle shoes, and ponytails."
In the Summer of 1956, my Mother, June Newland, packed the following in her two saddle bags: a bathing suit, a camping shirt, Bermuda shorts, saddle shoes, a cocktail dress, pearls, stiletto heels, red lipstick and a Bible.
The phrase Catholic novel rings of the 1950s, like saddle shoes, poodles on felt skirts, Milton Berle, and the Ed Sullivan Shove.
I knew what was going on, what to say, what to do: It was religion as comfortable as my old high school uniform and saddle shoes (though you couldn't have twisted my arm to get me to admit that when I wore them).
Girls wore pleated skirts, ponytails, and saddle shoes. Classroom discipline was at an all-time low, even by today's standards.
It's not their fault some had moms who dressed them up in color-coordinated knickers, suspenders and saddle shoes -- and dads afraid to say what every good father must say in such a situation: "No son of mine is going to wear any damn knickers!''
Saddle shoes, plimsolls or even flip-flops finished the look.
Just back from his independent Utah film festival "Tromadance," a free alternative to the more mainstream Sundance Film Festival, he sported a ski jacket with lift ticket, jeans, yellow socks and saddle shoes.
Cuban extras milled about in slim ties and saddle shoes, long skirts and horn-rimmed glasses.
Another key difference between the pegged pants and saddle shoes of the "Grease" era and the of-the-minute style of today is how rapidly trends change in the era of digital music and global trade.