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Mary Jane Shoes

Mary Jane Footwear

Mary Jane Shoes 

Why are they called Mary Jane?

The name Mary Jane came about in 1904 when the Brown shoe company of Missouri named their bar shoe (a bar shoe is any shoe with a closed in heel) after the mischievous cartoon character Buster Brown and his sweetheart Mary Jane.

Why are they so popular?

Although traditionally considered a school shoe, the Mary Jane became popular in the 1920’s with young women in the “Flapper” era. Due to their comfortable and practical style the shoe has had another major comeback in 2023 leading it to be named The Shoe of the year! Usually in a black patent style, the Mary Jane can have varying heel heights with the strap across the foot being its signature feature.

The Mary Jane is very popular due to its usually lower heel and strap across the foot giving extra support and stability. It can also be worn with trousers, skirts or dresses making it an extremely versatile shoe.

Are they still in style?

Absolutely YES! 2023 was the year of the Mary Jane and 2024 is shaping up to be no different. Patent, suede or leather, the Mary Jane is here to stay.

 

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