Mary Jane Shoes Are All Grown Up

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It used to be that Mary Janes were children’s shoes – now they appeal to the child in all of us.

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I am so pleased with this shoe. It is comfortable. Feels like I'm wearing slippers and at the same time gives great support. I have gotten compliments every time I wear them. I've worn them to work and on week-ends. I wish I had them in every color!

Fashion trends are frequently recycled, helping to preserve the fragile universe that is women’s fashion. While some trends we’d prefer to never see again, others like Mary Jane Shoes remain timeless.

Mary Janes is an American term used to describe strap shoes that were historically worn by young, school aged girls. They were traditionally made of patent leather and had closed, rounded toes, low heels and a buckle strap across the instep of the foot.

Today, Mary Janes have evolved into having many different styles, colors and materials. You may have also seen them complete the “school girl” look, or noticed the new trend in “sporty Mary Janes.”

With such a wide range of styles available, any girl or woman can find Mary Jane Shoes that suit her personal style. At we’ve seen a high demand for all ages. Here are suggestions on some of our most popular Mary Janes below:

If you’re looking for the more traditional Mary Jane Shoes try the Softwalk San Jose or the Dexter Poppy. The San Jose comes in three different colors of soft leather. It has a cushioned insole and adjustable strap for a better fit. The Poppy comes in four shades of patent or nappa leather. The midsole has been eliminated from this shoe, providing a unique slipper feeling.

Looking for a Mary Jane with heels? How about the Sofft Beale

or the Aerosoles Enclosed. The trendy Beale comes in five different colors of American and European leathers, with a leather lining, a chunky kitten heel and a perforated leather sock for breathability. Its unique silhouette adds charm to any outfit. The Enclosed has a velvety nubuck upper with a roomy square toe and a traditional stacked heel. It comes in two different colors and has a lightly padded footbed for comfort.

For a more sporty style Mary Jane try the Skechers Active - Bikers – Sightsee or the Born Jamba. The Active – Bikers – Sightsee is more of a Mary Jane-sneaker hybrid and comes in four color combinations, giving Mary Janes a tomboy twist. For something a little less sporty, the European-inspired Jamba is perfect. It comes in six color combinations and features a rubber outsole and DRYZ™ moisture-management footbed.

And don’t forget, although they appeal to an older crowd these days, there still exist popular Mary Janes for infants as well as Casual Mary Janes and Dress Mary Janes for girls. The children’s versions have also evolved with different materials and designs and can help make your child the best dressed on the block.

Don’t just take our word on it though. Here is what some customers are saying about Mary Jane Shoes:

“I was looking all over last year for the perfect black patent leather shoe and lo and behold I found these. I love them. I wear a size 11 and they don't make my feet look big. I recently came back and bought the natural. You will love these; I always get compliments when I wear them, especially the patent leather.” - Rosa, NY about the Dexter Poppy which she wears to work and whenever she wants to dress up without a heeled shoe.

“I am so pleased with this shoe. It is comfortable. Feels like I'm wearing slippers and at the same time gives great support. I have gotten compliments every time I wear them. I've worn them to work and on week-ends. I wish I had them in every color!” – Sue, NC about the Skechers Active – Bikers – Sightsee which she wears in both work and casual settings.

“I bought my first pair, loved them. And then my second, then third, and so on. In two months I purchased 6 pairs. They are true to size and width and comfortable. I searched many years to find them (I am 82 years young) I will still look every day for more Sofft shoes, they are terrific.” – Norma Jeane, CA about the Sofft Beale which she wears everyday.

Shoebuy offers a great selection of Mary Jane Shoes. If you don’t want to search through all of them, use the advanced search function on the site. You can target your results by gender, brand, category, shoe type, size, width, color and price.

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