Another t-bar styled Mary Jane shoe from Wilde

What happens when a T-bar school shoe crosses paths with a Mary Jane? We have seen this before. But this time it is the ‘Johanna’ by Wilde. It is a standard buckle up t-bar school shoe, but without the ‘t’ strap.

Wilde Johanna t-bar style buckle up Mary Jane shoe

Wilde Johanna t-bar style buckle up Mary Jane shoe

Wilde Johanna t-bar style buckle up Mary Jane shoe

Compare with the almost identical Gro-Shu ‘Bond’, and the ‘Jade’ also by Wilde – which differs by having a velcro strap and closed toe.

American schoolgirls at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

Most American schools don’t have uniforms. But when their students head overseas on exchange programs, they have to dress in the uniforms of their host schools. Here are five American schoolgirls attending Hoppers Crossing Secondary College in Melbourne.

Left to right: Summer dresses and black tights. Australian style laceup shoes, white running shoes. Winter skirt, bare legs, t-bar style ballet flats. Harrison style t-bar school shoes, more white running shoes.

American schoolgirls on exchange to Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

Monivae College, Hamilton

The girls at Monivae College in Hamilton, Australia are required to wear black leather school shoes. They have been warned that ‘fashion’ style shoes are not permitted.

Monivae College summer uniform

http://www.monivae.com/media/uploads/Issue_15__17_October_2014.pdf

October 2014

Unfortunately some students are wearing inappropriate foot wear to school and those doing so need to correct their footwear to the appropriate ones. Students are not permitted to wear flat soled black leather fashion shoes with brand names that include are but not limited to Vans, Globe or Converse shoes. Boys are also not permitted to wear slip on dress shoes. Student foot wear must be traditional black leather lace-up or buckled up shoes.

Spot the odd girl out

Two trios of schoolgirls. All attend Monivae College, Hamilton. In each trio there is an odd one out. Can you spot her?

Monivae College - girls trio in summer dresses with an odd girl out (mary janes)

Monivae College - girls trio in summer dresses with an odd girl out (elastic strap ballet flats)

Did you check their shoes? All are wearing t-bars, except for the one girl in mary janes, and another girl in elastic strap ballet flats.

Wilde – another t-bar styled Mary Jane shoe

This is the ‘Jade’ by Wilde: another t-bar styled Mary Jane shoe. This time the ‘T’ strap is replaced by a a single strap, secured with velcro.

Wilde 'Jade' maryjane school shoe: top view

The shoe has the same contrast heel and stitching are the classic t-bar school shoe. But it lacks the toe cutouts, instead having a closed toe like a t-bar styled laceup shoe.

Wilde 'Jade' maryjane school shoe: toe view

Wilde 'Jade' maryjane school shoe: front view

Wilde 'Jade' maryjane school shoe: side view

Gro-Shu – when T-bar meets Mary Jane

What happens when a T-bar school shoe crosses paths with a Mary Jane? You get the Gro-Shu ‘Bond’.

Gro-Shu Bond mary jane school shoe: all angles

The cutouts in the toe of the shoe are the same as the iconic Harrison t-bar. The contrast heel and stitching is the same. The back of the heel is the same. The only difference is that the ‘T’ of the t-bar strap is missing. So it is a Mary Jane shoe.

Gro-Shu Bond mary jane school shoe: angle view

Gro-Shu Bond mary jane school shoe: front view

Gro-Shu Bond mary jane school shoe: back view

Gro-Shu Bond mary jane school shoe: top view