Do these look like Mary Janes or Irish Dancing Shoes to you? It all depends on your point of reference. I gave these to my girlfriend Michelle at her baby shower and she immediately declared, "Oh! They're little Irish Dancing Shoes!" Tara and I looked at each other, smiled and said, "it's all on your point of reference." They really DO look like Irish Dancing Shoes, and it's so cute to think of them that way. I tried my best to get a good picture but sometimes it's hard when the item is black, so I had to do some modifications before posting here. They didn't take very long either. Well, an evening, so you tell me if that's long. Heh heh.