Marvelous Mule Shoe Trends

Written by Kaycee Hale
June 2nd, 2014

Footwear designs continue to expand in the comfortable-yet-chic category. A fashion favorite that has long been a staple and is having a serious comeback this season is the mule. The marvelous mule.

Simply put, a mule is a backless shoe, often–but not always–with a closed toe. Believe it or not, high-heeled mules were a popular indoor shoe style during the 18th century. In the early 1950s, Marilyn Monroe popularized the shoe. Many historians say that only a closed-toe, backless shoe is a true mule, and any slip-on style with an open toe should be in a different footwear category.

From flats to sandals to stilettos and more…

Belk. Shoe Designer: Anne Klein. Footwear Design Name: Hildred Mule. With classic details, you’re sure to love this perforated-leather mule. It fashionably delivers incredible style and all day comfort. Check out the classic ring detailing on the vamp. Imported. $75.

Dillards. Shoe Designer: Eileen Fisher. Footwear Design Name: Clutch Mules. The beauty of this arabesque tumbled leather upper is superseded only by the perfection of the coral color. 1.5″ heel, leather lined, and a foam padded insole. Imported. $97.50.

Boot Barn. Shoe Design Company: Roper. Get the look of a Western boot with the easy of a slip-on shoe. These mules from Roper are detailed with fancy underlays and whip stitching. They are easy to slip on and off, and they will look great with most outfits. The padded cushion footbed keeps your feet comfortable with every step. Imitation wood stacked heel. $44.99

Nordstrom. Shoe Design Company: Romika. Footwear Design Name: Mokassetta 244. The soft leather panels of this platinum-colored shoe hag the cushy microfiber vamp of a built-for comfort mule fitted with a contoured footbed. 2″ heel. $109.95.

6pm. Shoe Designer: J.Renee. Footwear Design Name: Geo Sandal. Textured in classic black and taupe, this mule will perfectly complement your seasonal entrance into any fashionable setting. Patent leather bow and covered heel. $49.99.

Ready, set, let’s go shoe shopping for some mules.

 

 

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