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What is a saddle shoe, you ask? Traditionally, it's a flat, lace-up shoe with a plain toe, and a "saddle-shaped" panel in a contrast color that wraps around the middle of the foot. These days, saddle shoes come in a variety of styles (yep, even sneakers), heights (yep, even heels), and materials (yep, even wool!).So, if you're a Frenchie at heart, but don't necessarily want to be wearing a poodle skirt to work, these current saddle-shoe offerings will let you sate your inner Pink Lady without looking like a '50s relic.