The Shoe Snob Blog

March 8, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Band of Outsiders’ Saddle Shoes

Here is yet another bombardment of saddle shoes, but hey, I love them, so you have to grow to love them too! Band of Outsiders’ modern version of a saddle shoe is among the coolest that I have ever seen. The top pair is mind-blowing amazing, with the little details that it provides: patina/distressed leather, natural sole and welt stitching, storm welt, white laces, darkened brogueing and last but not least, a great color! It does not get much better than that pair and even the others are terribly cool. I truly love seeing all of the ways a saddle shoe can be done. While it’s design limits it from being too terribly unique from one another, it’s always a pleasure to see a company’s unique twist of their version. As the saddle is my favorite design of all time, you can bet that when I start my line there will be no shortage of saddle models, season after season, as I already have plenty of designs in store!

  • Great stuff, once again. Saddle shoes are great for summer…theyre on my “soon to have” list 🙂

  • The first is superb !

  • Spooz – Thanks sir, yea they are on my ‘to make some more’ list!

    Les Freres JO’ – Oui, magnifique!

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • I have wanted the black and white pair for so long. I cant find them anywhere. Again, I think they may be out of my price point at this time.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  • Roel Strijker

    If you’re living in the Netherlands and you’re thinking I have to get my hand’s on the first pair of this saddlers… What would you recommend?

    Gr. Roel
    Ps. Love your blog!

  • Roel – I would order them online here:

    If you don’t like that option, then I am not sure. I have not seen any here in England as far as RTW shoes go. You might have to order them online, it seems that a lot of American companies are supplying them for Spring/Summer 2011. Thanks for the comment, glad that you enjoy the blog!

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • Roel Strijker

    Thank you for your repons Justin! However I could not locate the brown leather saddle shoe. If you’ve got anymore suggestions….;-)

    Thank you!


  • Roel – Go to this site:

    Click on Chaussures Homme

    Then at the bottom of that, click on Septieme Largeur and when it takes you to another page, you will see a pair of brown leather saddle shoes in the second row, middle picture.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • Roel

    Hello Justin!

    Thanks again for replying.
    However I had to be more specific. I ment the specific ones above this blog (brown broque leather, with white/ leather soles). The ones you showed me are, well different:-).

    Thanks from Holland and if you ever visit Amsterdam: I can show you some shops selling beautifull shoes.



  • Roel – Sorry I misunderstood. Here is the link that you are looking for:

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”