Dainty, feminine and oh so saccharine sweet, what better way to engender timeless sophistication than a pair of Mary Janes?
Conceived since the early 19th century, it was intended to be footwear worn by children. Characterised by a strap or “bar” running across the bridge of the foot, the Mary Jane has remained a mainstay in fashion ever since. Their iconic moments in the spotlight include Shirley Temple wearing a pair in the 1934 film “Baby Takes a Bow” and when John F Kennedy wore one during his father’s funeral. Yes, you read that right. Did you know that in the early days, Mary Janes were worn by girls as well as boys?
Bet you did not know that what is considered a classically feminine shoe today was actually a wardrobe staple for boys in the past! What you may be familiar with however, is how platform Mary Janes, often paired with stockings, became prevalent in gothic subcultures around the 1990s.
Fast-forward today, Mary Janes are now omnipresent and more popular than ever. Designed in a multitude of silhouettes for every occasion, there is definitely a pair for everyone. At MBT, we are proud to present our very own selection of Mary Janes too. Engineered with MBT’s pioneering technologies coupled with the everlasting Mary Jane aesthetic, every pair is a harmony of elegance and comfort.
The Wingu 6 MJ is conceived in the Mary Jane’s most original architecture. Simple, unpretentious and a definite classic, this pair exudes a certain timelessness and sophistication. Perfect for the demure, sophisticated lady who carries herself with utmost poise. Offered in a pristine white, the classic black or a deep ivy shade.
Refreshed and revitalised, the Mema 6 gives the traditional Mary Janes a contemporary and more dainty character. Repositioning the strap that usually runs across the bridge of the foot to the forefront, it exudes a more ladylike and demure sophistication. This exquisite pair reminiscent of a ballet flat is perfect for the anyone, for any occasion. Offered in classic black, a handsome shade of bison or a nude cream tan.
Minimal and undoubtedly practical, the Tosha 6 MJ is perfect for the modern lady on the pulse of life. Practically equipped with an adjustment strap, this pair promises to stayed cradled to your feet throughout the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Indeed, they are the perfect companion wherever you go. Offered in classic black, a nude cream tan or an effervescent burst of sunshine yellow.
Aren’t these just effortlessly elegant and polished? Grab your very own pair of timeless Mary Janes at MBT today.