Remember those saddle shoes and bobby socks?
In case you don’t remember, saddle shoes are a low-heeled Oxford-type shoe with a plain toe and saddle-shaped decorative panel in the midsection of the shoe.
They are usually constructed of soft white leather with a black saddle.
Yeas ago you would see saddle shoes as part of cheerleading uniforms, at Jitterbug and Lindy Hop dances, and lined up in a row at sock hops.
Bobby socks were fashionable in the 1940s and 1950s. They had thick uppers that were turned down to form a thick cuff at the ankle. Sometimes girls would roll the cuffs instead of folding them down.
Bobby socks were sometimes worn as part of a girl’s school uniform. They were usually worn with saddle shoes, loafers, or Oxford-type shoes.
Women and teenagers especially loved wearing saddle shoes and bobby socks because they were so versatile. The women and teenagers especially loved how versatile they were. They mixed and matched them with poodle skirts, pencil skirts, denim and shorts.
Oh, for sure…those were the “good old days”! In many ways they seemed like more simple and happier times.
Saddle Shoes and Bobby Socks – Icons of year’s past!