Mules and Comfort

Women seem to love or hate mules. I’m in the love them category so long as they’re comfy and stay on easily. Mules do require some toe gripping when you walk so the better fitting they are, the easier it is on your feet.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing mules by Michael Kors

Soft leather and a high vamp make mules more comfortable. The vamp is the portion of a shoe that covers the top of your foot. Add rubber soles to the mixture and you have the recipe for a comfortable slide on mule.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Michael Kors Natasha mules

WEARINGshoes | jeans | handbag | top (similar)


Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Michael Kors mules

This Michael Kors Natasha mule is perfectly classic with a simple round toe and embossed crocodile pattern. It’s a modern take on loafers and works well with narrow or cropped leg pants. Pants need to be hemmed shorter to wear with mules or they’ll get stuck under your heel and you’ll walk on them.


Shop the Look

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Michael Kors Natasha Mule

Mules are a great fall shoe. They look season appropriate, no matter the weather…unless it’s raining:)

Jennifer Connolly of A well Styled Life wearing Michael Kors Mules

After I found these on super sale last week I discovered them online in purple with gold star studs here tan croc here,  leopard here, black with faux fur lining here, black leather with gold studs here. It’s obviously a very popular shoe!

Michael Kors Natasha mule on A Well Styled Life

I’ve got several other pairs of mules in my closet but these are the most neutral and you’ll see me wearing them a lot.

Do you wear mules?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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  1. jodie filogomo
    October 11, 2017 / 10:10 am

    My mom (the 70+ model) complains that they are hard to walk in, yet I don’t feel that way. Obviously you don’t either. Is there a secret I should share with her on how to make them walkable??

    • October 11, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Making sure they come high up on her arch, (a long vamp), helps the most. I think it’s a very personal choice.xo

  2. October 11, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I love slipping into a pair of mules. I’m still wearing a pair from at least 10 years ago. Must look into those leopard ones. Of course in Los Angeles we can wear them every day. So little rain or any other kind of weather.

    • October 11, 2017 / 11:57 am

      It’s almost the same weather here, but we do need the rain desperately!

  3. October 11, 2017 / 11:02 am

    These are beautiful and super chic! I love my mules!

    • October 11, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Me too, I made need these in leopard too:)

  4. Laurel
    October 11, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Ah, mules. I used to love them. Then I twisted my ankle in one and haven’t really warmed to them since. That was back in the ’90’s, but I still remember the pain. They’re cute, though.

    • October 11, 2017 / 11:58 am

      That would do it for me too, Laurel. Nothing is worth that pain!

  5. Jan W
    October 11, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Do you just pack them away when it gets too cold to go without socks?

    • October 11, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Yes, and bring them back out in the spring or warmer winter days.

  6. Patricia Everitt
    October 11, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I guess you either love them …or hate them, I love them so easy to wear…., we call them sliders in the UK.

    • October 11, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      What a perfect name for them Patricia! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Sliders here in the USA are little Hamburgers.

  7. Sandy Andry
    October 11, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    You are right. A personal choice. To me they appear as if I am walking on the backs of my shoes and are unattractive. I read the comments – twisting my ankle? No thank you. Love your informative posts. Keep up the good work.

    • October 11, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      There’s a new style of shoes this season where the back of the shoe is actually flattened down so your foot is on top of it! I recoiled when I saw them and wouldn’t even consider them. Thanks for reading Sandy.

  8. Carol
    October 11, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    I love wearing mules. When I wore them a lot several years ago I found half socks (covered front half of the foot), and they had little stickies on the bottom. These socks were made for mules. I have looked everywhere this year for them, has anyone seen them in stores? I live in Ontario, Canada

    • October 11, 2017 / 7:15 pm

      Those sound terrific Carol. I love the ones I wear inside ballet flats and these would be perfect for mules.

  9. Norma
    October 11, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Very nice looking on you. Thanks for sharing.

    • October 11, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks for reading Norma.

  10. Ginger
    October 11, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I think your mules are some of the best looking this fall. What socks do you wear with your ballet slippers? I have seen some women wear socks that show above the slipper. I can’t imagine going out in public like that. Love your blog!

    • October 12, 2017 / 6:35 am

      I wear little peds with grippers on the inside heel. I find brands vary in size and some of them are smaller than others so don’t show under flats. If I’m wearing black shoes I wear black peds just in case a tiny bit does peek out. Thanks Ginger

  11. October 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I’ve never worn mules. I prefer sandals for summer and we don’t have winter days that are warm enough for something like that.

    Can’t help noticing the beautiful location that you chose for these photos!

    • October 12, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      I prefer sandals most hot summer days too Elaine. These are an acquired taste and work best in mild temperatures.

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