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All About Mary Jane Girls School Shoes

All About Mary Jane Girls School Shoes

Mary Jane school shoes have remained a timeless and popular choice for young girls for many generations. The design was inspired by a character named Mary Jane, who appeared in the popular Buster Brown comic strip, and was known for her distinctive shoes in which featured a single strap across the instep. The shoes quickly gained an array of attention resulting to them being brought to life. These shoes combine style, comfort, and practicality, making them a staple in school uniform wardrobes across Australia.

The classic Mary Jane shoe features several signature design elements. They are typically designed with a closed, rounded toe for protection and comfort, a low heel, and a strap that secures across the instep (Helpful tip: if your child is rough on their shoes, look out for a Mary Jane with a toe guard). The strap on a Mary Jane is often fastened with a buckle (Check out Intrigue, Clarks) or Self-fastening closure, ensuring a secure and adjustable fit for active young students. These shoes are traditionally made with a leather upper and leather lining, offering durability, comfortability, breathability, and easy maintenance. We also accommodate to those who are looking for Mary Jane school shoes with a synthetic lining (Check out Kasey, Harrison).

The Mary Jane school shoe also offers the benefit that it can be catered to different widths of feet. The range of Mary Jane styles that are stocked at Shoes & Sox, ensure that each school girl looking for her Mary Jane has the perfect fit, both length and width ways (Key: The widths of a Mary Jane range from C, D, E, F, G, *narrowest to widest).

Kids across Australia love Mary Jane school shoes for a variety of reasons, which can be attributed to the design, comfort, and practicality of these classics. Here are some of the reasons why a Mary Jane school shoe would be suitable for your child:

  • They provide all day comfort. Their rounded toe design provides ample space for the toes, and the low heel ensures that kids can walk and run around the playground with ease. The fit of these being snug not constricting, allows for natural foot movement.
  • They are easy to put on. The strap closure system with a self-fastening or buckle is easy for kids to manage, especially for those still practicing tying shoelaces. It enables them to put on and take off their shoes independently, fostering a sense of self-sufficiency *and the extra bonus of them not having to ask the teacher for help!
  • There is an array of different designs. Not only does the Mary Jane offer the traditional appeal, but also incorporates creative elements such as flowers, butterflies, broguing details, and the most stylish inner soles.

Head into your nearest Shoes & Sox store for a FREE fit consult (Skip the line by booking a fitting here). A fit squad member can determine the length, width, and depth of the child’s foot.