I was reading about how the name Mary Jane came about. They say it came from a character in the Buster Brown comic series. Interesting. I recall back in the late 90's early 2000 when the pointed shoe was in style and all I wanted was MJ's. I had a great Prada MJ but I sold it at a consignment shop because it was one of those shoes with the heel so high you could barely walk in it:) Now, I'm wishing I would have kept it, if only just to stand still.
I have been looking around the internet trying to find a pair of black suede MJ's and I finally succeeded in finding a pair!
Below are some cool MJ's I've found in my search quest...
Love this Marni Shoe!!! I'm quite sure I couldn't do a walking tour in them but they are lovely. I think sometime in the future I'd like a pair of Marni's. This shoe is on pre-order and purchased for the low sum of $715 here.
Ahh, what a beautiful shoe this is and apatly name "Leila". Love it!! The shoe is by Rupert Sanderson and can be purchased here.
For some good priced MJ's, Modcloth had a nice variety.
One of the problem's I was running into when trying to find a pair of Mary Jane's that I wanted was the heel, I was looking for a pair with more of the traditional block heel. This proved kind of difficult to find since it seems that the current trend is for more thin heels.
And, there is a blog for all you MJ lovers!! Here
So, which shoes did I end up with you ask? This lovely pump below. When they arrive, I will be sure to take a picture. The brand Pas de Rouge. They are made in Venice, Italy by hand and have this great "rouge" interior. There are some great pictures on their website of the process. I can't wait to try them on. It was a process finding a shoe I really liked so I'm hoping I love this shoe.