Over the years I've had many pairs of Mary Janes. They're flat and comfortable and the ankle strap keeps them firmly in place. Sadly, Harry my podiatrist told me that this kind of shoe is just useless, even the kind that enable you to wear orthotic inserts inside. They don't offer any support to the top of the foot.
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