Shoe Reviews

Core Collection Mary Jane Ankle Strap Court Shoes

Now switching back to some heels, and I am so happy that I finally get to review some Mary Jane shoes! Now why are they called that?

“Mary Jane (also known as bar shoes or “doll shoes”) is an American term (formerly a registered trademark) for a closed, low-cut shoe with one or more straps across the instep. … Among girls, Mary Janes are traditionally worn with pantyhose or socks or completely without them, and a dress or a skirt and blouse.” – taken from Wikipedia

Anyways I am super excited to try these out in this gorgeous red colour. I was gifted this pair from my Amazon Wishlist

The Spec

Colour: Red Suede

Size: UK 5

Materials: Outer Material: Synthetic Leather , Faux Suede | Inner Material: Synthetic Leather

Price: £16.99

Website: Amazon – New Womens Ladies HIGH Heel Mary Jane Ankle Strap Court Shoes Size 3-8

The Review

From The Website: A stunning new arrival from our Core Collection designer brands. These brand new high heel fashion Mary Jane shoes are absolutely gorgeous. Featuring a 4.8 inches High Heel for that high fashion look. A great style at a fraction of the high street retail price! Made from top quality materials. Please choose the required size from the drop down menu above. Standard UK fitting. Look even better when worn. Any question just message us.

Outer Material: Synthetic Leather , Faux Suede
Inner Material: Synthetic Leather
Sole: Synthetic
Closure: Buckle
Heel Height: 4.8 inches
Heel Type: Stiletto
Shoe Width: Regular


The Packaging: this is where I get so confused with the brand; they are sold under Core Collection, but the packaging states Sweet Suede – who do you believe here?!

Anyways I wasn’t overly impressed with the packaging; the box came pretty battered but luckily the shoes were ok inside. They came wrapped in their own plastic bags and padded out inside.

I did my little inspection and these seemed to look ok so let’s get wearing them!


Getting Them On:


On The Feet: these are such a bold and vibrant colour; I absolutely love them so I had to pair with some statement hosiery too! I wanted to create an eye-catching look and I think I nailed it here! As it’s a red suede instead of patent, you will be able to dress these up with some much!

The heel height I would say is medium-high, but it is comfortable to be if you’re spending the day in them. I had no issues in them to be honest. These do have a small platform (not much of one mind you) at the front to support the foot, so you’re not fully on the balls of you feet.

The closure as you can see is buckle around the arch of your foot; this is the classic style I was on about earlier. This is adjustable and doesn’t rub against the skin (well it might if you make it tight)

The fit of these are spot on; they are true to size and I had enough room for my toes not to feel squished inside of them If you are unsure, I would recommend going a size up and padding them out rather than risking it.

As my loafers I reviewed, you will need to take care of these as the suede can scuff pretty easily. This isn’t real suede so it won’t look pleasant when you do damage them (it has happened to a previous pair of faux suede heels so trust me here).


My Thoughts?

Oh how adorable are these shoes?! Not only are they in this gorgeous red colour which reminds me of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, but they are so comfortable to wear and they look amazing. I would happily recommend these!