9 Different Types of Mary Janes All Shoe Lovers Should Know

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Creativity is endless, and so it’s no surprise that the modern-day Mary Jane shoes come in exciting shapes, colors, materials, and designs— while retaining its classic closed-shoe and strap or straps across the instep.

But here are some of the iterations of the Mary Janes you will come across, from generic shoe stores to high-fashion magazine spreads and runways:

1. Embellished heel

Dolce & Gabbana's Mary Jane pumps have been made in Italy from gold mesh and are defined by a striking crystal-embellished block heelDolce & Gabbana’s Mary Jane pumps have been made in Italy from gold mesh and are defined by a striking crystal-embellished block heel

2. Point-toe flats

ASOS Mary Jane ballet flats in blackASOS Mary Jane ballet flats in black

3. Slippers

This style from Nufoot combines the elegance of ballet flats with the fun style of Mary JanesThis style from Nufoot combines the elegance of ballet flats with the fun style of Mary Janes

4. Flats

Made in Italy from glittered leather, these leather ballet flats from Miu Miu have elegant crossover straps and small stacked heelsMade in Italy from glittered leather, these leather ballet flats from Miu Miu have elegant crossover straps and small stacked heels

5. Stiletto heels

This Jennifer Chamandi stiletto heel is threaded with a removable Mary Jane strap and measured to the millimeter to minimize pressure on your solesThis Jennifer Chamandi stiletto heel is threaded with a removable Mary Jane strap and measured to the millimeter to minimize pressure on your soles

6. Platform

Glossy patent leather intensifies the appeal of a Mary Jane-inspired pump from Jeffrey Campbell set on a blocky heelGlossy patent leather intensifies the appeal of a Mary Jane-inspired pump from Jeffrey Campbell set on a blocky heel

7. Block-heel

Camel-colored Marion Parke Bernadette Icon Mary Jane sandalsCamel-colored Marion Parke Bernadette Icon Mary Jane sandals

8. Shearling

A roomy Mary Jane from UGG features a braided strap and moisture-wicking textile made entirely from wool but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearlingA roomy Mary Jane from UGG features a braided strap and moisture-wicking textile made entirely from wool but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling

9. Patterns

These leopard-print Hermione flats from Tabitha Simmons are made in Italy from calf hair to a point-toe silhouette with a smooth suede Mary-Jane strapThese leopard-print Hermione flats from Tabitha Simmons are made in Italy from calf hair to a point-toe silhouette with a smooth suede Mary-Jane strap

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