Saddle oxfords lend a classy and retro look to a casual-dressy outfit, and their resurgent popularity has made them readily available from a number of different retail sources. Adults can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $400 for a pair of decently constructed brand name saddle oxfords, with kids' saddle oxfords, which are frequently designed more like a sneaker, being significantly cheaper. All prices quoted in this article are accurate as of July 2011.
Zappos has been in the internet retail business since 1999. While the company sells a wide variety of clothing and accessories, it was originally conceived as an online shoe store. Zappos continues to sell many different types of casual shoes and dress shoes, including saddle oxfords for men, women and children.
Brand names represented among Zappos' selection of saddle oxfords includes Bass, Shelton, Cole Haan, Florsheim, Nunn Bush, Jumping Jack Kids and School Issue. Prices range from $25 to $375. Representative of the bulk of saddle shoe offerings at Zappos are the mid-range priced Florsheim line of adult saddle shoes, priced at $90, which come in five different color combinations.
A smaller selection of saddle oxford shoes can be found at Macy's, which carries oxfords from designers, such as Bostonian, Sebago, Cole Haan and Johnston & Murphy. The Bostonian Wallbridge Oxford Saddle Shoe is the least expensive of the saddle oxfords sold through Macy's: a leather and suede oxford, which comes in sand / brown or white / navy, and which is priced at $90. At the high end of the price range are the $200 Cole Haan Air Colton Saddle Oxfords, a dressy oxford in dusty brown / light gray that has patented Nike air cushioning inside of the shoe for added comfort.
Nordstrom currently offers over 20 different styles of saddle oxford shoes, with desginers such as Cole Haan, Florsheim, J.D. Fisk, John Varvatos, Allen Edmonds and Frye represented among the choices. The price range for Nordstrom's selection of saddle oxfords runs from $30 to $400. The store sells saddle oxfords for men, women and children, and the least expensive saddle oxford offered by Nordstrom is the Keds School Daze II Oxford, a black-and-white oxford-style sneaker for toddlers and children priced at $30. The bulk of the saddle oxford selection at Nordstrom consists of mid-priced saddle oxfords for adults, represented by oxfords, such as the J.D Fisk "Nikko" Saddle Oxford in two-tone gray, which costs $170. The highest priced Nordstrom saddle oxford is the vintage-looking Jon Varvatos Star USA "Ago" Saddle Oxford, a two-tone gray shoe made of calfskin leather and suede, which costs $400.