Les Mules are the top shoe of this Spring 2014. If you don’t own a pair yet, I am going to show you some of my favorites to give you an idea of what you can pick. But, first, let’s talk a little a bit about the history of these fabulous shoes. I like to give people some kind of background so we don’t stay ignorant about what we are wearing… Like I always say knowledge is not limited, I love to learn new things everyday.
The Mule [/mjuːl/] is a french word, it is a backless shoe that can be open-toed or closed-toed. Through time, the original design of the shoe evolved and you can see them with a flat or with a heel. The style of the shoe can be very classy, rustic or even sporty. They were worn in Europe since the Middle Ages until the early 20th century. However, they did not have a good images since they were often associated with prostitutes in the early 20th century. Wait, did you know who made them look classy and glamorous? Of course, the fabulous Marilyn Monroe in the film The Seven Year Itch. She changed the negative image of the shoe and then popularized them. You have to know how to wear the shoe and you have to wear it with the right attitude!
I used to own a couple of pairs but I have no idea where I left them, probably in some boxes or I might have donated, not sure… Anyway, they might be old and dirty ahah… Let me show you the ones, that grabbed my attention and will probably get yours as well!