On Mules, not Drugs
This is a story about mules that do not transport drugs but may however, have a close relationship with the feet on your grandfather’s legs.
I remember the days of short thin heeled shoes covering the front of my mothers foot and making an obnoxious sound with each step. They looked okay with cropped skinny pants but it was in the moment that my mom lost her shoe, and clean foot to a subway grit that I promised myself the mule was a trend I’d likely never advocate. It seems however, I’m not all that good at keeping promises because upon finding myself deeply interested in a pair of Jenni Kayne flats earlier this season and then subsequently and perhaps unknowingly foot toe deep in the copious Manolo Blahnik backless and eccentric offerings at insert department store on sale here, it dawned on me: mules are having another moment and what’s more: I’m into it. Above you’ll find three pair of shoes from three different S/S 2012 collections. Backless, romantic, in Oscar’s instance even somewhat royal. I imagine it may take some time for this one to resonate but here find few of the pair on sale that I’ve mustered from around the great web for you to sit on. Let them marinate. Heck, soak them in fava beans.
What? And from top left: Giuseppe Zanotti watercolor leopard print for the feline with a little sex in her step, another espadrille pair of the Zanotti variety clad in greige suede. Kurt Geiger’s mint colored sting ray with a silver cap toe version is most representative of everyone’s favorite Louis Vuitton pair, only this one is from Asos. So is the pale pink pair in the middle, just above the two tone Miu Miu pair. You know what they say about a two tone shoe, right? Me neither. Back at left: Fratelli Rosetti tassel mules and some yellow Acne for the sake of currency. The infamous Jenni Kaynes in a hue of red just next to the purveyor of good mules: Marni. And at right: Reed Krakoff, Prada. Cha-ching.
What do you think, trend to try? Happy Shoesday.