Every season, there are a few standout trends that take a while to pick up, then surprise us with their staying power. A few years ago, it was off-the-shoulder tops; then came the rise and sustained popularity of wide-leg pants. This time around, it’s the ever-popular mule shoe.
The backless shoe trend could have just been a blip on the sartorial radar, but they had other plans. Mules ascended to trend status around this time last year, and given the near dozens of iterations that have popped up to stay weather-appropriate (see: flat mules, chunky-heeled mules, double-strap mules and even closed-toe mules for winter days when putting on booties for the fourth week in a row was just too much to ask), it seems they’re here to stay.
Ahead, shop our favorite timeless mule shoe styles — no matter your budget.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.