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    plain shoes that have a strap across the instep

    If you are a simple person who likes a more subdued style, consider a pair of Mary Janes. Mary Janes may look a little dull, but when you jazz’em up with the color purple, they suddenly become exciting!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/05/2012

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