I have a soft spot for mary janes. They can look a bit immature but I love that the straps keep the shoes securely on my feet. I ordered two pairs during the big end-of-the-year sale at Nordstrom’s but ended up returning the black ones.

I have always been a Miu Miu fan and was excited to find a pair of shoes in Cipria (the light beige color pictured below) on sale. I usually wear 37 or 37.5 in European designer shoes and ended up keeping the Cipria in 37.5 (I should note that the size 37 also fit me). 

In pictures the shoes look almost pinkish but in real life the red is almost absent. I would call them a light beige rather than a light pink. I think Cipria (or “face powder” for someone with fair skin) is a pretty good description for the color.

The shoes are well made but by no means are they worth their original price tag (which is a hefty $700). I got them for almost 60% off. The heels are about 5″ tall (with a 3/4″ platform) but on my feet they feel more like a pair of 3-in heels. They are still not made for standing on your feet for eight-hour days but definitely not uncomfortable for their height either.

Do you wear mary janes? What are your thoughts?

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