Editorial Note: This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman.
Blame it on Miu Miu, but Mary Janes are basically the shoes of the season. The style is known for its simple closed-toe design and a strap (or more!) that runs across your foot's instep. For some extra background, the name "Mary Jane" came from a character in a Buster Brown comic in the early 1900s. The Brown Shoe Company named a shoe after the ones she wore, and, well, the rest is history.
While the satin flats from Miu Miu come to mind first, many other designers are going all in on the trend. More brands lending their distinct point of view to the classic include Sandy Liang, Mansur Gavriel, Ganni, Nodaleto, and Prada, to name a couple. Ahead, I've rounded up the 27 best Mary Janes in all different silhouettes, from flats and loafers to lug-sole platforms and high heels, so that you can find your dream shoe for fall 2023. Shop away!
Best Affordable Mary Janes
Best Mary-Jane Flats
Best Mary-Jane Heels
Best Multi-Strap Mary Janes
Reviewer Highlight: "I've never owned a pair of shoes so bold and unique. I was a little nervous to try and pull them off, but I wanted to try something new. I love the height it gives me and how chunky they are; definitely in style again right now."
Best Loafer Mary Janes