Image: Alfred Eisenstaedt photo from Life, http://images.google.com/hosted/life/eb7dcbc1fce06ffc.html .
“‘It’s the ‘hardy perennial’ of shoe fashions… ever smart…ever now!,’ claimed a 1930s description for brown and white saddle shoes. If there ever was a 21st century shoe that was always in style it was the saddle shoe.”
Excerpt from http://vintagedancer.com/vintage/saddle-shoes-history/ . Click on the link to learn more about the many-decades-long popularity of this style before and after 1939.
Saddle oxfords probably would be available at this soon-to-open air conditioned shoe store in San Bernardino: