Mules have turned out to be the stealth trend of the season. Here’s a roundup for every budget.
The mule is back in a big way! Made popular by Marilyn Monroe in the 50s, the shoe dipped in popularity in the 70s and 80s, then came back in the mid-90s and was renamed the ‘Slide.’ Possibly because women’s feet slid right out of them. The backless shoe can be very sexy, and if you’re not very coordinated, I’d recommend wearing a low or no heel version of the shoe. Just to be on the safe side.
Whilst the shoe was first seen on the Fall 2015 runways at Prada and Proenza Schouler. Then they popped up at the Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, Derek Lam, and Mugler Fall 2016 shows. And they’ve been seen at the Spring/Summer 2016 shows at Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, and The Row and a bunch of other big name designers. Yet, even if an item pops up again and again, like the mule, if there’s not enough traction (consumer/influencer interest), the item just becomes a fashion oddity. However, like those five pounds you can’t figure out where they came from, the mule is having its moment. They’re everywhere for late summer and fall.
Take a look at the 20 low-and high-heeled versions for every budget that has been rounded up for you.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Louie mules, $415, Barneys New York
2. Patti low-heeled mules, $59, Urban Outfitters
3. Jack Rogers Barcelona Capri mules, $188, Jack Rogers
4. Calvin Klein Garnett mules, $69.30, Lord & Taylor
7. Gucci Princetown floral print mules, $695, Nordstrom
8. Oscar de la Renta Patrizia embroidered mules in Smoke, $650, Neiman Marcus
9. Donald J. Pliner Breva calf-hair mules, $89, Neiman Marcus
10. Jimmy Choo Pana patent leather cork wedge mules, $395, Saks Fifth Avenue
Mules with heels up next!