what are mary jane shoes?

what are mary jane shoes

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Some are little girls shoes that look like this


    then there are other ones that are high heels with a strap over the front of your foot.. they look like this:


    then there are flats that look like this


    wicked cuute !!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Classic Mary Janes are usually patent leather flats with a strap across the top of the foot. Some will have lttle bow on the vamp. This is a classic shoe for little girls/baby girls.

    However, now there are several variations in women's shoes. They can be flat, high-heeled or in between and come in a variety of materials but all have the strap across the top of the foot. A tap shoe is a variation of the Mary Jane.

    Hope that helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are reminicent of what little girls have worn to church for decades. Basically a black (although now they don't all have to be black) slip on shoe with a strap across the top of the foot. Very basic- but the strap is the key to it being identified as a Mary Jane. For visuals look at Catholic school girls, Madaline- from the book series and Emily the Strange.

  • 1 decade ago

    A pretty plain shoe with a single strap over the top of the foot. Most mary janes are just plain leather but a lot of designers are modifying them by making mary janes into really high heels and there are a lot of mary jane style sneakers out now.


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  • Tammy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    In the 1920's they made a shoe for a man called a "spat". it looked just like a mary jane only like a "high-top" mary jane. People could bring the actual maryjanes back into style for men

  • <3
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    just go to google, and images, and type in mary janes. they are flat black shoes with a rounded toe, and a strap over the foot.

  • lexie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    plain leather shoes with a single strap near the toes

  • 1 decade ago
  • 1 decade ago

    simple one starp leather shoe

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    uhhh lets see...........today is 4/20 so ..well you know the rest!

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