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Katie Holmes wore a controversial version of spring’s hottest shoe

Over the past few months, Katie Holmes has been flexing her fashion muscle with her shoe choices. She’s been spotted wearing chic Franco Sarto wedge espadrilles, practical Birkenstock slides and even polarizing fisherman sandals. Most recently, she put her own spin on one of spring’s biggest trends: Mary Janes. Holmes stepped out in a pair of Vibi velvet Mary Jane flats with baggy jeans and an oversized sweater, and I found similar shoes on Amazon for $31.

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Of course, velvet is an unexpected fabric choice for warm weather, but if Holmes wears it, then I’m on board too. Like the star’s $150 pair, the Ollio flats on Amazon have a rounded toe, fabric trim with edges, and a single strap across the top with a silver buckle. Plus, they come in nine additional colors if navy isn’t your thing.

Ollio faux suede Mary Jane ballet flats

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More than 500 people have given the ballet flats five stars, with many leaving rave reviews. One person called them “surprisingly comfortable,” adding that they “wore them all day with no chafing, no blisters, or any discomfort at all.” And another person said she “gets tons of compliments when she wears them, which is almost every day.”

Now, I understand if velvet for spring isn’t your thing; which is why I took the liberty of finding similar Mary Janes in more breathable materials. These Cushionaire flats, for example, are made from an airy knit fabric and are designed with memory foam insoles for extra cushioning and comfort. Additionally, they have a gold buckle on the bracelet, giving you an alternative option if you don’t wear silver. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re on sale for $40.

Cushionaire Petal Mary Jane Knit Flats

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Another summer option, these Mary Janes are made from 100% cotton and only cost $15 (no, that’s not a typo). And, according to reviews, these shoes have been around for decades, so you know they must be doing something right. “I owned several pairs of these in the 80s and absolutely love them,” said one reviewer who has purchased another pair now because they are “so versatile and comfortable.” Wear them repeatedly throughout the spring and summer with everything from jeans to dresses.

Cotton Mary Jane ballerina shoes 18

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Whether you channel your inner Holmes with a pair of velvet flats or opt for a more summery pair, take this as a sign to finally try the Mary Jane trend. Plus, check out more styles available on Amazon below.

Sam Edelman Michaela Mary Jane Apartments

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Franco Sarto Tinsley Mary Jane Apartments

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Vivaia Margot Mary Jane Apartments

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Feversole Mary Jane Flats

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