Gradually I have become aware that the only shoes I wear are mary janes. I buy lots of different styles of shoe, and then they sit brand-new and shiny in the shoe shelf as the mary janes get worn into dust and scrap. Case in point, my current mary janes:
Clearly it is time for some new shoes. It’s hard to be looking at fall shoes when we are heading into sandal season, but I’ll be glad of it later. I already ordered these:
Dr. Martens Melinda Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). I have a pair of similar Docs already, and I love them, but being 5′11″ is not something for every day. Plus, there are days I want big heavy shoes on my feet, and there are other days I’d rather not CLOMP so much. So I’m questing for my next pair of SOFTER, SMALLER, QUIETER mary janes.
Bass Campus Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). These seem like they’d reduce the clomping but increase the tapping/clicking. I wonder if they’d be comfortable? They’re down to $30 and that tempts me, because have you noticed shoes are VERY EXPENSIVE?
Hush Puppies Sepal Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). These look comfortable. I like the little flower. But they don’t make me feel like taking out my credit card.
Keen Sienna Mary Jane (photo from 6pm.com). CUTE MUCH?? These are a frontrunner right now, and they’re marked down to $45.
Naturalizer Referee Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). Excellent reviews on these, and they come in a more practical brown, too, if I’m not sure about the blue.
Dr. Martens Floral Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). Clearly these would only be an additional pair of clomping mary janes, and not at all in line with the mission here. BUT STILL!
Merrell Paris Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). I don’t know anything about the brand, but this is a cute shoe.
Ariat Madison Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). These feel a little too sensible. They also come in a lilac color that would be so cute for spring. I’m shopping for fall/winter, though.
T.U.K. Cat Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). Again I am distracted by cute and clompy.
Keen Charleston Mary Jane (photo from Amazon.com). These might be The Ones. They look comfy and non-clompy, and I love the color.
Terrasoles Olympus Mary Jane (photo from 6pm.com). Oh, love! And marked down to $26! But not available in my size. I wear a size 10, and that’s frequently a problem.
Aerosoles Free Love Mary Jane (photo from 6pm.com). Marked down to $35, and I love the little yellow accents. Pretty sure I’m getting these and one of the pairs of Keens.