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What is a mule?
Simply put, a mule is a type of shoe that you can slide on your foot that has no strap or fastening at the back to hold your foot inside the shoe. We especially love them here at cherrichella because they are a great casual style that is easy to slide on. Check out our current favourite style Whisper that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
How old are mules?
Mules date back as early as the 16th century. The most common looking mule would be the bedroom slipper, designed back in the day in numerous embroidered materials. Over the years, mules have been developed on varying heel heights and many flat constructions. For this summer we have developed our mules with an open toe and on the perfect heel height that can be worn for both casual or more formal occasions. Style Wicked is one of our office favourites that we are sure you will love.
Who designed mules?
Mules were originally designed as bedroom slippers as far back as the 16th century. Roman, Egyptian and even Turkish designers created the most exquisite mules using embroidered materials and often embellishments to make their designs stand out. We prefer to take a much more subtle approach with our designs and our current favourites are created on the perfect heel height standing at 6cm tall. Check out our latest collection here.
Are heeled mules easy to walk in?
It really comes down to the style, heel height and fit of the mule. Most mules are closed toe in design with no back strap for support. This means that if the design uses an extreme heel height, all your weight is applying pressure to the forepart of your foot, especially around your toes. We prefer to design our mules on low block heels which distributes the weight more evenly across your foot, providing further stability.
How long can you wear mules?
Flat mules can be worn all day long if you want, provided your feet are not feeling any discomfort. Some of our fans can wear our heels all day long because they are used to wearing heels. If you are new to heels and mules in particular, then you can be sure that our heels are built with hidden comfort and using wearable heel heights. Perfect for first time wearers, why not try style Wicked.
Are mules good for your feet?
If not made correctly, often your toes can cramp when wearing mules. This is usually when they are made on extreme high heels or the upper is not made well and doesn’t hold your foot inside the shoe. Rest assured we pay particular attention to the fit of all of our styles with our small team wear-testing each style before they can be sold. Did you know that for every pair of mules we sell, $1 is donated to an Aussie project in need? For more information on the project close to our hearts check out our giving partners.
How do you keep mules on your feet?
You should be able to slide your foot straight into the style if made correctly. Similar to wearing a pair of flip flops the upper should hold your foot into the pattern. If you find that your heel is overhanging the back of the shoe, then the style is too small for your foot. If your feet slip out easily at the back, then we would suggest going down a size. We size all of our shoes in European sizes. Check out our size guide here for further information on our sizing.
What is the difference between a mule and a clog?
A clog can look similar in design to a mule however they are very different. The main difference between a mule and a clog is the material. Clogs are traditionally made in part or full, from wood. Clogs do not necessarily need to have a backless entry into the style, which is the main distinction for mules. We love that mules are trending right now as they are an effortless style that are perfect for sliding on at the beginning of the day.
How do you wear mules?
Mules can be worn casually or dressed up depending on the style. Flat mules can be worn underneath pants or casually with a pair of shorts. Our current collection is inspired by the 90’s with a square toe finish and using modern heel materials like wood and raffia to provide a casual take on the trend. With numerous colours to choose from you will surely find a pair to go back with your outfit. Check out our latest styles here.
Are mule shoes professional?
Depending on the industry you work in and the outfit you pair them back with we would say yes to mules! We recommend a closed toe mule to pair back with your power suit. Check out style Saxon for the ultimate power shoe. Made from the softest manmade patent and using enough hidden padding in the sole, you will surely exude confidence in this style at your next business meeting.