Oh Mary Jane: A Shoe Review


Cherry Pinup is a Melbourne based brand that aspires to provide Australian pinup and vintage enthusiasts the opportunity to find their perfect pair of shoes without the heinous wait! The idea came to Cherry Pinup’s founder, Melissa, when she was in dire need of a pair of heels for a last minute photo shoot. To her dismay, none of the online suppliers suggested to her had the shoes she needed in stock in Australia thus prolonging estimated delivery times. Thus the idea of Cherry Pinup came into being and today Aussie pinups can enjoy the brands they love such as I Love Billy, Pin-UP Couture, Funtasma, Banned and T.U.K without facing a long wait by the postbox!

With Christmas fast approaching, I decided to opt for 2 pairs of red heels to match all the festive outfits I have planned for the silly season. One of these was the Pinup Couture Mary Jane shoe pictured below.


The shoes feature a 3 inch Kitten heel and lovely criss cross straps which provide extra support to those of us who are more on the clumsy side (like myself). Being an active dancer, my partner and I took the shoes for a little living room spin. I can happily report that this pinup did not lose her shoes mid twirl and was able to keep her balance through 4 very high paced rockabilly numbers! The 3 inch heels are perfect for us short gals who want a change from comfy flats but don’t necessarily want to break out high heels for an event. The soft padded interior of the shoes provided extra cushioning for the balls of the feet which meant I could wear them for up to six hours without getting uncomfortable. THATS A FIRST FOR ME!

As someone with almost non existent arches and fairly wide feet, the fit of the shoe is incredibly important for me and I must admit I was initially hesitant when I placed my order as I almost always end up with the wrong fit. I take an Australian size 8 in ballet flats but due to the width of my feet, I tend to go up a half size with heels.  Unfortunately, Pinup Couture only go up by size but because these shoes have a double strap, going up a size to a size 9 did not impact the security or comfort of the shoe.

My favourite part about these shoes has definitely got to be the colour. They are a very lovely true cherry red as opposed to an orange based or maroon tone . Definitely a versatile pair to have in your wardrobe for the holiday season and also to tune in to the nautical vibes dominating Australian Summer Fashion at the moment. My only complaint about the Mary Jane is that it isn’t available in more colours! I need these in every colour of the rainbow!!!


Overall impression:

  • Fast shipping
  • Comfortable fit
  • Delightful Aesthetic
  • Versatile style.


Conclusion: If you decide to treat yourself to ONE pair of shoes this holiday season, then look no further. The Pinup Couture Mary Jane is the comfiest, prettiest and most versatile pair of heels that will have you going from the office christmas lunch to a fancy family dinner all in one day. Trust me, you’ll be blown away by these. I know I was!

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Dress and Bolero: Revival by Dangerfield Clothing

Petticoat: Hellbunny

Hair flowers: Lovisa

Parasol, Gloves and Jewellery: Vintage


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