Shoe trends come and go but there are a few silhouettes that have earned a permanent spot in the footwear Hall of Fame—and Mary Janes are one of them. The prim and proper style has been around for more than a century, adorning the feet of Queen Elizabeth, mega celebs like Naomi Campbell and Beyoncé and pop culture icons including Carrie Bradshaw and the ever-stylish Cher Horowitz in Clueless.
Though Mary Janes are a timeless classic and there are still plenty of traditional styles out there (a few of which you’ll find below), they have gotten an upgrade in 2022. Now with eye-catching embellishments, chunkier soles, sky-high block heels and in an array of playful colors and designs, there are many more iterations available for the taking.
Interested in adding this nostalgic style to your collection? Here are 15 pairs we’re currently eyeing—from minimalistic flats to platform heels that serve modern realness.