If we’re being honest here, the origin of the mary jane shoes isn’t glamorous or romantic, and in fact, this style was never really worn by some of the stylish elites of those times because they were preferred instead by women who loved them for their practicality and lack of design.
But if there’s something that Velma from Scooby Doo knows (seriously, google her. She wears a pair), it’s that whether you’re chasing a criminal disguised as a monster or just kicking it back with your friends, a pair of mary janes is the more formal version of the sneaker that doesn’t sacrifice the comfort level of the latter. Here are some of our favourites, from the minimal to the maximalist.
Image: Showbit / Text: Bryan Goh
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