Over the past year and change, as more people start working from home, the most comfortable footwear has become an everyday wardrobe staple. That is especially true for mule, the flat-shoe hybrid quickly became a favorite of menswear guys everywhere. Before long, hits were everywhere, from flashy (and hairy) designs from Italian label Marni to more casual pieces like Reebok Beatnik. However, as summer gives way to fall and winter approaches, you may be worried about giving up the wonderful and cozy shoes of the year. Fear not: designers and brands are improving mules to better cope with the coming cold weather.
First up is JW Anderon’s ultra-luxurious chain loafer, wild shoes the inner circle of that fashion right from start. (This is not the first time the design has Seasonal makeup.) This time, this style features a cozy cut lining, offered in Suede Brown Chocolate and shiny black leather. In another development, designer Matthew Williams added a similar interior arrive the sought-after “Monochrome” silhouette from his Alyx brand and launched a completely winter-ready product at Givenchy. The chunky, chunky-soled Mallow Mule, released earlier this year, features plush faux fur.
That’s not all either. The Japanese brand Suicke has a futuristic design that offers one of the top ball with a soft and warm inner lining; Dries Van Noten’s current season includes a inflated and padded nylon mule. This week also marks the launch of a trusted partnership between sneaker store Con Concept and legendary cozy footwear maker Birkenstock. (The two have worked together since 2014, and their limited edition clogs sell out in a flash.) The latest collaborations focus on the Boston silhouette and come in four colors, complete with leather and felt accents.
This is great news for those who are attached to the ease of putting their feet in a stylish shoe. Mule is crazy about entering another season thanks to this latest look. All the fleece lining in the world won’t save your footwear feet from the worst of winter’s weather, but for now, you can have your cake and eat it. At least, until the real snow arrives.