Don't get me wrong, I love and appreciate my friends, but sometimes (as we all do) I also strongly disagree with them. Such was the case when I met up with a group after work for drinks only to have them stare quizzically at my feet. "How can you wear those?" they asked, staring at my mules. "Don't they fall off your feet?" the chorus chimed. My friends can't stand mules, but, frankly, they're my favorite shoe.
Despite the fact that they may appear cumbersome or clunky to others, I've come to find these easy shoes are secretly genius. The elevated heel keeps your feet from sliding out. And I find that as long as you pick a style with a thick enough strap over your mid-foot, sliding is no issue. Another added bonus: Unlike many of the boots I own, I avoid painful blisters because there's no back to mules. They are chic enough to wear to the office, but they're laid-back enough that I can wear them on the weekend too. All around, they're the shoe I'd reach for on just about every occasion.
Check out an example of my friend's thoughts below, and then shop my favorite styles (because they're actually the best)!
A sample screenshot from a close friend. Despite my attempts to convince them otherwise, my friends are still hesitant to give the shoes a try. Still, I'm not giving up on trying to convince them otherwise.
A simple black mule will always be in style.
Match them with a sundress.
Courtesy of our favorite It girl.
We can't get over the pom-poms.
The perfect summer shoe.
These are so '90s.
These add a fashionable touch to any outfit.
These will elevate a simple jeans-and-tee look.
A pop of red makes any look better.
Dress them up or down.
These double-strap mules are sure to stay on your feet.
For $20? Who can resist that kind of deal?
We love this color mule with denim and a white cotton tee.
Patent and pink are the greatest of combinations.
Cool and casual.
Taking mules to the next level.
The perfect combination of fun and sophistication.
The heel height makes these mules perfect for a dressier affair.
Throw these on with a pair of vintage Levi's and you'll be all set.
The heel makes all the difference.