In 1952, and well into the 1950s, "saddle shoes," white shoes with a large black strip in the middle, were standard issue for most high school students. Those and a pair of "penny loafers" went a long way toward making a student of the times feel "in." Not obvious in the black and white photos is the grey skirt and pink sweater for the women. That combination, together with the saddle shoes, enjoyed a long run, and provided a safe haven during otherwise changing fashions. A look at the photo above indicates just how "in" the shoes were.