INSPIRATION: Behold, The MULE!

It was a rough one week, really just annoying and tortorous than anything else, but I'm back! So today let's talk about something a little more interesting!

I’m a little slow on this trending phenomenon, to be honest, because I was really skeptical about it at first. I’m talking about Mules (the shoe, not the animal)!

What is a mule (again, the shoe, not the animal)? The mule is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. The word, according to Wikipedia, originated from the Ancient Roman mulleus calceus, a red or purple shoe worn by the three highest magistrates. The mule dates back to as early as the 16th century, one of the earliest types of shoes.

Before you decide that mules are just for aunties and above, I have proof that this refreshed item has been the spotlight of many street fashion subjects. Read: refreshed. They are no longer boring (like the ones we used to see circa the 1990’s), in fact these new ones promise freshness, youth and style. When I first read about it on Garance Dore last year, I was in denial. Victoria Beckham’s Spring Summer collection was all about the mule. Not just Victoria Beckham, it was also Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Tibi, Versace and Celine who all had mules in their collection. I remember telling a friend who was right next to me at the time saying, “OMG. Can you believe it? Mules are back. I’ll NEVER buy this, and I don’t think it’ll ever do well again.”

Moral of the story is, NEVER say never.

So I will admit, as usual, I’ve been brainwashed by the media and have changed my mind about this oddly named heel. I bought not one, but TWO pairs at the recent Zara Summer Sale. Thankfully for me, I live in Malaysia, and summer is all year long. With that said, the mules are here to stay! I am such a victim, please don’t judge me. Okay, I will let you but please take a look at these before you decide to dump me into the loser basket. I promise it is worth your while.






SO, tell me. I'm dying to know, what do you think about mules? I hope these pictures are convincing enough. My thoughts are that they'll be quite a hit in time to come in this part of the world. They're so comfortable what's not to like?
Do you think they'll be a hit with us mere commoners? I'm really curious what the Asian take will be on this trend. Any thoughts?

I might show you mine tomorrow, stay tuned!

Images from here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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