Shopping Guide: 13 Saddle Shoes Fit For The Kentucky Derby

The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.

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    • Driana

      I love this article!! I love reading fashion and this is one of the great articles I have read so far! Although I think I’ve read a somewhat similiar article at . Anyway, keep up the good work!

    • lanna

      I have the Bass pair. They are so cute and comfortable!!!!!