Friday, 9 July 2010

Walking Happily Ever After

Far too hot to be walking anywhere today of course, but this advert from 1950 brings back so many memories. If you have to go out for a stroll what could be better than in a pair of Mary Janes? Red of course!


  1. Do you know there was even a roundabout with toy horses in my local Startrite shop when I was little. It was enormous! Mary Janes for me everytime!

  2. I had a pair of red Startrite Mary Janes with a cutout diamond pattern. My mother caught me perched on a chair at the kitchen sink, dousing them in washing up liquid. How I would love to have those shoes again!

    Dottie xx

  3. Hi Milly and Dottie. I'm a Startrite girl, always Red ones, second choice black patent. I would love a pair again too!
    Julie xxxx

  4. Funnily enough, I was looking at a pair of black Start Rite Mary-Janes the other day, thinking that they'll be ideal for my daughter when she starts school in September.

  5. I can't remember the shoes I had, but I'm sure they would have been very sensible! That could be me and my brother walking to school in that poster! x

  6. Our Start Rite shop had a tumbling monkey in the window that went over and over on his bar. I wonder what happened to him.


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