What’s not to like about this comfortable and versatile style of shoe? Saddle shoes are the original leisure shoe, worn by men, women and children for decades.
When we decided to have them manufactured specifically for Rocket Originals we originally bought a vintage (early 1950’s) pair from America and copied them in order to get ours as authentic as possible. We’ve had them made in quite a few colour variations over the past few years, with more to follow. It’s one of our staple styles and one which we will continue to have manufactured as they’ve proved so popular.
Here's some our of own brand saddle shoes:
The style of the saddle shoe is a low-heeled casual Oxford shoe, characterized by a plain toe and constrasting coloured saddle-shaped panel placed mid foot, and also a panel at the back of the heel. They’re typically constructed of leather, and the soles can consist of EVA construction, leather or even rubber. Originally they were mostly white with a black saddle, although of course any color combination is possible.
Over the years they’ve been made in a variety of styles, such as higher heels etc. Now, we have to admit these are not our taste at all, and we prefer to stick to a more 'traditional' style, but each to his own eh!
We’ve recently supplied the fabulous Atomic Bombshells with our red and cream saddle shoes, worn when promoting the new Atomic Festival.