Saddle Shoes for the Kid in Every Adult

Geoff is back in town after 3 long months working in Portugal! Huzzah!

Having been in Europe, he was inspired to own a pair of Dr. Marten’s and decided to look when back in Austin.

Bad freakin’ idea.

Do you know that only eight stores in Austin carry Docs? And the first one we went to (Tyler’s) said they no longer carry them because they didn’t sell?

Austin being has fashion forward-backward as it is, it surprises me that Docs aren’t popular. When I think about it, I rarely see the bright yellow stitch adorning people’s footsies here in ATX.

I was not looking for shoes at all because I’m broke as ffffffff, but came across a pair of saddle shoes by Keds on clearance ($25) and IN MY SIZE at Tyler’s! Having size 9-9 1/2 feet means you never find good shit on sale. It also means you look like a clown half of the time. The beauty of these saddle shoes are that they’re made out of soft suede and conform to your foot rather than looking all dumpy. I also have senior citizen knees and Keds offers nice support!

I’m in love!

It looks like they no longer sell the adult saddle shoe on the Keds website, but you can find them at Pick Your Shoes for $45.

Do you own a pair of saddle shoes?

Now we just need to find a pair of Dr. Marten’s like this:





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  • Reply Cathy Benavides June 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

    As I said yesterday, prepare for a twin!! I’m totally getting a pair and I’ll wear them and think of you. My saddles shoes were awesome back in the day, and I’m looking forward to bringing them back!

    • Reply hipstercrite June 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Yes! Let’s wear them next outing we have together!

  • Reply Emma June 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I just picked up some yesterday at I think Rack Room?

    The next step up in Oxford/menswear/childswear? shoes.

    • Reply hipstercrite June 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

      YES! I love mens’ shoes.

  • Reply It (aka Ivan Toblog) June 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I have a pair of desert boots?

  • Reply Kristin June 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I couldn’t agree more about the lack of Docs in Austin. Maybe it’s just too damn hot for much of the year? They were practically mandatory growing up on the East Coast.

  • Reply Benny June 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    “Austin being has fashion forward-backward as it is, it surprises me that Docs aren’t popular.”

    They will be now!

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