Saturday, May 28, 2011

Playground Love: Saddle Shoes

Sherilynn Fenn as Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks, seen sporting saddle shoes.

I recently started watching Twin Peaks and I was pleasantly surprised to see one of the main characters, Audrey Horne, sporting saddle shoes.  I think even now, the trend is in full swing, but it makes me think they probably never really went away between then and now.

Saddle shoes were popularized in the 50s, and I remembering wearing them quite a lot as a child in the late 80s and early 90s (I had several pairs of the standard black-and-white).  Now there are so many different options to choose from.  Designer Rachel Antonoff recently collaborated with Bass shoes, designing fun and feminine saddle shoes in pinks and blues.  Catherine Chen and Haley Boyd of NYC's Marais USA started off designing basic Mary Janes and flats and have now added oxfords in classic green and black colors to the mix.  I've also seen a variety at Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters.

Matilda Beige/Red ($109, Rachel Antonoff for Bass Shoes)

Oxford Hunter ($88, Marais USA)

Canvas Wingtip Oxfords ($24.80, Forever 21)
Cooperative Floral Print Oxford ($29.99, Urban Outfitters)

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