I've always loved saddle shoes (wore them for school in the 1960's) and after reading the reviews I bought a pair of Willits black/white saddles for my eleven-year-old grandson for Christmas. Needless to say he was very surprised! My daughter (his mother) suggested that he wear them that evening for our family gathering, and he reluctantly agreed, pairing them with black slacks, white long-sleeved dress shirt, and a red sleeveless sweater. He looked so handsome and his fourteen-year-old female cousin just couldn't stop complimenting him on his outfit. I noticed that my grandson was frequently staring at his feet, and as the evening progressed I could tell that he really liked the look. A couple days later he voluntarily wore them with a casual jeans outfit, and repeated this a couple days after that. When school was ready to resume, he asked his mother if he could wear them to school! I live about an hour away, so I don't see my grandson every day, but his mother tells me that these are his new favorite shoes. I think we have a new convert to loving this classic All-American shoe!