Mules became quite popular in the 1950’s as they were Marilyn Monroe’s go to footwear. Besides that, it offered the ability to make the legs look long and sexy while still allowing the wearer some comfort…something that was impossible with the stiletto, which was the initial trend for women at the time.

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Marilyn Monroe, 1954

What is a Mule?

If you are wondering what a mule is and why the word has popped up in a fashion blog rather than a barnyard review, get in line! “Mule” is a French word meaning slipper- A style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the foot’s heel.

Initially, Pair of mules were worn as indoor shoes, precisely bedroom slippers and not worn out in public, but throughout the centuries mules have changed in style and purpose and are very trendy right now.

pair of mules is a French word meaning slipper
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SHOP MULES

Types of Mules

Mules are no longer just boudoir shoes …they are on the high street and they are gorgeous!

Designers have over time come out with inspired variations, a form of the very high heeled mules to the low heeled ones like the original, opened or closed toe -A wide variety to meet any taste or demand.

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The Must-Have Mules

My go to mules are these low heeled ones from Cult Gaia. They are magic! they make me walk with the same elegance I would if I was wearing high heels. These pair of mules are definitely worth a try if you need a break from high heels, but still, desire to walk in the same manner.

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The cut around the toes cleavage of these pair of mules has a lot to do with the comfort it offers to the feet. The cut is slightly lower than most pairs so that it forces you to change the way you would normally walk.

The cut around the toes cleavage of these pair of mules has a lot to do with the comfort it offers to the feet.
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Marilyn Monroe Photo Source- Pinterest

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