Looking for a shoe that’s as cute as it is comfy? Discover the collection of Mary Jane shoes and heels available exclusively at Wittner. From classic black Mary Jane shoes to patent red leather, stunning satin Mary Jane pumps and platform Mary Janes, no matter the occasion or your personal aesthetic, you’re sure to find a type of this iconic shoe to suit you.
Since 1912, Wittner has been bringing you the latest styles in beautiful, functional footwear. Discover the collection of Mary Jane shoes for women, or explore the range of platform sandals and block heels made to put a spring in your step. Looking for something else? Check out all the shoes we offer in our online boutique today.
Mary Jane shoes take their name from a character of the same name that appeared in the Buster Brown comics, popular in the early 1900s. The style — known for its characteristic low-cut uppers and thin strap — was popular historically with both girls and boys. It later became a popular and iconic part of 1960s mod-girl fashion, 1990s grunge and even punk movements. Today, it’s an established part of fashion footwear history.
Mary Jane heels and shoes may seem like statement shoes, but they’re also incredibly versatile and can be styled in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for a really comfortable heel that will take you from your 9 to 5 to nights out and everything in between, the sturdy strap and bold design of a Mary Jane make it an obvious choice. For the office, try pairing black Mary Jane shoes with textured sheer matte black pantyhose and a midi skirt that keep things cool yet work-appropriate. Add black socks, a short skirt and an oversized blazer for a cool daytime look, or lean into the vintage vibes on a night out by wearing platform Mary Janes.
Mary Janes lend a sense of preppy, more formal style to any fit, which makes them perfect for dressing up jeans if you have an occasion that demands it. We love pairing platform Mary Janes with slightly cropped-leg jeans that show them off or even just leaving a classic black Mary Jane shoe to poke out from a simple black bootcut style for a sleek, simple look.
If you want to get that classic cute look that Mary Janes are renowned for, wearing them with bobby socks, knee highs, or even colourful stockings is a great way to channel your inner 60s mod girl or Miu Miu runway look. If you’re opting for more of a timeless look or 1940s-inspired glamour moment, you can also wear them with bare legs to keep things simple.