i think you're seeing more people in my age range (30-40) who were forced to wear saddle shoes in all those pictures as little kids. so for me, I grew up thinking black and white saddle shoes were "uncool." I have had a couple of different "saddle" shoes in my golf life, but never the "standard" black and white. They have all had some extra style (for example, pyramids). As my kids grow, when they are my age, they might not like shield tips and saddles might be in style. I guess that's fashion. Constantly changing, but always staying the same.