These shoes are on trend for a while now (in summer) and they are here to stay. It seems every shoes with high-vamp are must have right now. There are changes shape wise but the high-vamp is constant. It started with Celine’s slip-ons and glove shoes and now we have loafers, babouches and mules too.
I like mules… on others. As it’s quite obvious this point I have a thing for loafers so I don’t mind if we don’t have to flash toe cleavage but I have this thing in my mind that it’s not too advantageous for me to further shorten my legs if I can avoid it. So the most basic rule should be: pointy toe, toe cleavage and high heels, preferably at the same time. Seriously? And now I’m telling you why is this impossible:
- I don’t really have high heels. Not because I don’t like them but I cannot walk in them properly. Believe me, I tried, and it was bad, really bad. My performance put smile on some people’s face and agony on mine. My feet said no more than 8 cm and voila, most of my shoes are flats and mid heeled shoes.
- I prefer shoes with round or almond shaped toe. Again, not because I don’t like pointy toes. That’s not on me. Most of the shoes with pointy toe kill my little (pinky?) toes. Sometimes I try the bigger size but then my heels keep slip out. Story of my life I guess.
- So what’s left? Oh, toe cleavage which is not so trendy right now and we are back to the start. And, no
weI don’t have to be trendy all the time but try to find something nice in stores which is not trendy/classic (and have your size and comfy, etc).
Being this said, it’s pretty obvious to say mules are the very opposite what my ideal shoes would look like. Furthermost, nowadays most of mules have open toes too. I forgot to mention so far but I don’t really like open toes (at least when shoes are this closed). And there is no foot problem here, this is just a bug in my head. I know, there are mules with pointy toes as well but those usually have high heels and we are back again to the first problem.
I guess backless loafers could fit in mules category too but not in my head. In my head mules have mid or high heels and rather open toes so I’ll say these are not (proper) mules. (If you would be curious I tried some of these too but I always have some fear whether they would slip off my feet for example in the Tube in the greatest hurry. That’s why I stick at normal loafers.)
I could consider myself lucky though because these things reduce my possibilities which help to determine the right path and avoid some total financial breakdowns. And anyway there are plenty of other fish in the sea so there are no teardrops here.
Do you like mules? If yes, there are some nice and affordable options available at Zara, Mango, TopShop and ASOS and some less affordable at Gucci and Mansur Gavriel.