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3 Adorable Mary Jane Shoes for Girls

Mary Janes were inspired by a character of the same name from the Buster Brown comic strip drawn by R.F. Outcault, which first appeared in print in 1902. The style then become a must-have for children, and continues to be a popular style for little girls to this day thanks to its ladylike look, flat sole and supportive front strap detail. In fact, Princess Charlotte has been photographed wearing Mary Janes on numerous occasions over the years. Ahead, we rounded up a few cute options for girls that are perfect for playtime, special occasions and more.

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1. Keds Girls' Daphne Mary Jane Flat

This pair features an adjustable T-strap closure with a flower detail on the strap and a memory foam footbed for all-day comfort.

Pros: They’re available in sizes for toddlers and little girls. They come in eight colorways and wide width sizes.

Cons: Some may find the width a bit narrow.

Keds Girls' Daphne Mary Jane Flat
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2. Dr. Martens Maccy Mary Jane Shoe

These black patent leather Mary Janes are constructed with the brand’s signature yellow stitching and air-cushioned soles.

Pros: The lightly padded collar and flexible cemented soles enhance comfort. It’s easy to fine-tune the fit.

Cons: They only come in black.

Dr. Martens Maccy Mary Jane Shoe
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3. Stride Rite Kids' Maebell Mary Jane Flat

This black leather style is also designed with a memory Foam footbed, adjustable hook-and-loop straps and rubber soles.

Pros: They feature extra heel padding. They’re available in standard and wide sizes for toddlers and little girls.

Cons: These may run small.

Stride Rite Kids' Sr Maebell Mary Jane Flat
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