How about we look at some mules?

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I like that the light snakeskin here works so well with the stacked wooden heel.

Here’s a classic: Rachel Comey’s Mars Mule, which also looks fantastic (and is marked down) in white and yellow.

A streamlined-but-ladylike pair with a very walkable heel.

This one from Frye is pleasingly clunky, for those of you who subscribe to the notion that the clunkier the shoe, the thinner the thigh; here’s a cheaper version from Madewell.

A pretty much perfectly flat pair perfect for weekends.

The shape here is both sexy and sculptural.

I couldn’t resist including this fun, furry Rachel Comey option.

A woven pair with a towering—but sturdy—heel.

 

And how fantastic are these? If I ever do a post on parties in a shoe, this would definitely be included.

I’d treat this chic snakeskin option like a neutral and wear it with everything, but it’d look especially good with all white.

 

 

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10 Thoughts on How about we look at some mules?
    Francine
    24 Jun 2019
    3:53pm

    I never liked mules…even in their late 90’s hey-day with Sex & the City.

    Totally off topic, but has anyone been re-watching ‘Mary Tyler-Moore’ on Hulu? Oh my stars, that 70’s fashion is to die for! I’d wear every outfit from the first couple of seasons.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    24 Jun 2019
    5:58pm

    Mules are my go-to summer dress-up shoe. I’m a fan of the low heel, tho. But they seem to elevate everything I wear with them. Great post, Kim!

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    Kathi
    24 Jun 2019
    12:12pm

    I also adore mules!!! I would love to see a post on parties in a shoe.

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    Beth
    24 Jun 2019
    12:16pm

    I love the way mules look on others but can’t stand the clunky sound they make and the threat of a turned ankle, all in the name of style.

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    c.w.
    24 Jun 2019
    12:17pm

    LOVE the first pair. And LOVE the Antolina pair. However, I have never really mastered the art of walking-in-a-mule. I don’t know if I’m just not trying on a pair that fits my foot or if my walk is not conducive to that type shoe or what, but I find my foot just slips out of them. So frustrating! And, Sidenote: I received my ThirdLove bra this past weekend and it may be the most comfortable bra I have EVER owned, BUT the style reminds me a little too well of the nursing bras I wore when I needed to do that particular thing. I’m keeping it because it is so damn comfortable, but when I order another one (which will be soon) it will be a different style––maybe the lacy one!

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    Mary
    24 Jun 2019
    12:35pm

    My sister says she can’t walk in a mule either and thinks I’m crazy but I have no problem. I just love slipping them on and not messing around with straps.

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    Meg
    24 Jun 2019
    12:51pm

    I love the way mules lighten up a “look” with the heel exposed…BUT…maintaining the “Toe Grip of Death” to keep it on the foot is exhausting for me as a fast walker and stair climber. Many a mule has been left in my wake.

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      moi
      24 Jun 2019
      5:49pm

      I lusted after a pair of Manolo Blahnik Maysale mules for ages. The red linen pair finally went on sale last fall, and when they arrived, I was ecstatic. So gorgeous! Only it was impossible for me to walk in them. Not all mules are like this—I have a pair of Fryes that I can walk in fine. But some, no way.

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    Mary
    24 Jun 2019
    11:55am

    I absolutely adore mules!!!!!! You’ve given us some fabulous options. It’ll be hard to decide but the light snakeskin pair has definitely caught my eye.

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    Ellie
    25 Jun 2019
    8:54am

    Happily wore mules through the 90s, but just can’t walk in them anymore. They don’t stay on my feet, my calf muscles get totally strained, and I end up twisting my ankle thirty times a day. My increasingly steadfast commitment to “can’t/won’t wear uncomfortable shoes” means no more mules for me

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