FROM THE DESIGNER

Behind the Design: Mary Jane Shoes

 

Mary Jane Shoes

 

Ever wonder what it's like to design this season's must-have shoes? From trend research to sketches to samples, Danielle Kalish, senior design director, and her team puts their passion for must-have style and comfort into every pair.

 

Here, Danielle takes us behind the design of two trending Mary Jane shoes: a ballet flat and wedge heel featuring a classic Mary Jane strap with modern lines and endless comfort.

 

Shop Gio Mary Jane Wedge

 

What makes these styles special?

"The Mary Jane is without a doubt one of the biggest trends right now. From runways to street style to the every day, it's a classic made new in so many different ways. The Cameo Ballet Flat and the Gio Wedge are already some are our most-loved styles with sleek, modern lines and amazing comfort, and adding the Mary Jane strap gives them a fresh new look."

What makes these Mary Jane styles different?

"The Cameo is really hitting on two trends with both the ballet flat and the Mary Jane strap. The buckle on the strap adds that tailored, polished look, plus it's designed with our In Motion comfort technology which is so cushioned and supportive. The Gio Wedge has beautiful lines with a chic wedge heel that gives you that perfectly comfortable lift, and the Mary Jane strap is made from stretch fabric for an amazing fit.”

How would you recommend styling it?

"The beauty of the Mary Jane is that it's so incredibly versatile. It's a timeless, but modern look that goes with everything. You can dress both of these up for work, or wear them to add some polish to your favorite casual outfits."