Cool Mules for Summer | Our Top Picks

If you wish to combine effortless styling that is casual and chic as well as classy and elegant then nothing compares to the style and comfort of a cool mule sandal or shoe. It’s the ‘go to’ footwear of choice for many of us during the lazy hazy days of summer. Whether you prefer a classic flat with embellished detail, a block heel slide, or a safari wedge mule there is something ‘ultra feminine’ about the classic mule. Here are some of our favourite summer picks that will inspire you to create a timeless but classic silhouette whether it’s a casual catch-up at a garden party or a night out on the town with the girls!

Loafer Style Mule

A firm favourite of ours is the Caprice Ladies Slip on loafer mule, style 27104-20 102. Caprice attracts the fashion-conscious woman. This eye-catching mule loafer in stunning 'White Nappa Leather' with gold boucle embellishment is the ideal summer shoe. The boucle detail adds to the overall classy, sophisticated style of this shoe giving it an elegant timeless look. As a dressy flat, this chic loafer style mule offers so many choices for various outfit combinations. Simply pair with classic black capri pants and white oversized blazer for a timeless monochrome look or if you wish to don a more casual look pair with vintage inspired denim. The leather footbed and square toe box combined with boucle embellished detail makes this style an elegant, sophisticated choice for summer.

Caprice Ladies Slip On Loafer Style Mule Shoe 27104-20 102

Platform Mule 

If you are looking for a comfy casual summer mule in a cool pastel shade then our Marco Tozzi Premio Mule Platform Sandal, style 27212 610 in 'Peach' ticks all the boxes! This Peach Leather Marco Tozzi mule wedge sandal is a great option as a 'Go to' summer mule this season. Made from fine quality leather, this wedge mule is both casual and dressy! The criss-cross design of the upper leather straps offers a secure fit while the beautiful pastel peach shade pairs perfectly with all those bold strong statement colours in your summer wardrobe ( Blacks, Navis and Denims to classic white). This wedge mule sandal is a popular 'must have' style for summer. Pair with skirts, long flowy dresses, pants, shorts, and everything in between. It is the perfect ‘go to’ casual summer wedge mule.

Marco Tozzi Ladies Premio Mule Wedge Sandal 27212 610

Safari Vibe Wedge Mule 

Rieker Ladies Wedge Slip On Mule Sandal V23M9-10

Animal prints and jungle vibes have long been a central trend of Summer Sandals and this year is so exception. Our Rieker Ladies Wedge Slip On Mule Sandal, style V23M9-10 in 'Light Blue Print' gives off a subtle jungle vibe while the contrasting white sole with speckled cork effect adds to the funky casual look of this ultra cool mule. Pair with all you summer favourites from shorts and skirts to vintage denim. This wedge mule comes with the Rieker Antistress footbed which offers the best level of support, flexibility, and durability. Another twist on the jungle vibe mule is our Patrizio Como Pinerole Ladies Mule Sandal style 0003 in 'Crème Safari'. This is a stylish and comfortable addition to any outfit. Crafted with premium quality materials and luxurious design, this sandal will provide all-day comfort and style. The cushioned insole offers additional support, perfect for all-day wear.

Flat Mule

In keeping with neutral shades for summer, our Ecco Cozmo Mule Sandal, style 206833 in 'Nude' is the perfect all day long summer mule sandal. It is designed to provide optimal comfort and all-day wearability. Crafted with premium materials, it features adjustable straps and a classic mule sandal silhouette. The result is a style that will provide excellent support and comfort all day long. If you are heading to the beach or want to have a comfortable stroll around the town then this is your new best friend. The adjustable straps makes the Ecco Cozmo the perfect pair for tired or swollen feet. The patent finish makes enough of a statement for these beauties to pair perfectly with a long flowy dress for an evening BBQ or garden party!

Ecco Cozmo Ladies Mule Sandal 206833

Low Wedge Mule 

The effortless appeal of a low wedge mule sandal makes our Ara range a firm favourite this summer. For six decades Ara has been renowned for a wide variety of shoe fashions of the highest quality, combining attractive design with perfect fit. The renowned quality of ara shoes is subject to independent testing and reporting on a regular basis. Our Ara ladies low wedge mule sandal style 29003 08 in 'Classic White' comes with double Velcro adjustable straps and leather footbed. If you enjoy a flat mule but wish to have the stability of a low wedge heel then this is a great option for summer. We also have style 29003 03 in a neutral 'Sand' colourway with printed leaf detail on the upper and it also comes with a double Velcro adjustable strap. The gold disc on the upper and the raised dotted finish on the sole provide enough of a contrast to make this style a slightly dressier option. Pair with all your favourite summer outfit from skirts and dresses to denim capris and everything in between!

Ara Ladies Slip On Low Wedge Sandal 29003 03

Metallic Mule

Metallic vibes are an integral part of Summer sandals this year whether you prefer a sky-high heel or a chunky wedge sole. Our Jana Ladies Slip on Mule sandal style 27202 890 in 'Navy Metallic Combo' has an oceanic vibe with strong contrasting metallic navy upper straps complemented by a subtle metallic strip throughout the midsole. The Jana brand combines the latest fashion with premium comfort at an attractive price point. Jana shoes appeal to women everywhere who value high quality leather materials with soft and flexible soles and comfortable inners perfected with a modern silhouette.

 Jana Ladies Slip On Mule Sandal 27202 890

If metallic and neutral shades float your boat then our Caprice Slip on Mule Sandal  style 27205 20 248 in 'Stone Metallic' with contrasting white/beige/lilac sole screams everything summer. Made from High Quality Leather, this shoe is like a second skin, it carresses the foot, ensuring optimal foot climate and together with the CAPRICE insole provides maximum wearer comfort. If you have a wider foot and suffer from swollen feet then this is the perfect summer mule for you as it comes in a wider G fit. Once you try them on you won’t want to take them off! If you want a versatile style for your summer holiday that looks just as stylish with long summer dresses as they do with cargo shorts and a slouchy Tee then this is a great choice!

If you prefer to 'be grounded' and a flat metallic mule is more your style then check out our Ara Jamaika Ladies Slip On Mule in 'Metallic Sand' style 38105-08. The wide criss cross metallic strap with contrasting white espadrille rope sole is a great companion and the perfect 'go to' mule of choice this summer!

Ara Jamaika Ladies Slip On Sandal 38105-08

High Heel Mule

We love these stylish classy white mule heels by Tamaris, style 27212- 20 100. Tamaris not only appear stylish, but the workmanship is also top-grade. The addition of the Anti-Slide technology a patented non-slip heel pad provides more grip on the heel. Tamaris patented Anti Shokk technology also provides a shock absorber in the heel which protects the spine and joints. These ultra sassy sandals at 95mm high are ideal for that special occasion this season. If you want to add a little more height to your silhouette this summer while flaunting an elegant, sophisticated dimension to your styling then these are a firm favourite for you!

Pair with your favourite Nautical Outfit (Blues and Reds), or Sexy Denims and off the shoulder top for a chic daytime look. Simply add a little black dress and jewelled clutch for a fancy cocktail hour.

Tamaris Ladies Slip On High Heel Mule Sandal 27212-20 100

The great thing about mules is that pretty much anything goes! so if you like the effortless ease of donning a pair this summer then why not shop our complete range online and bag a bargain in our Finn Footwear Summer Sale while stocks last!


Q. Why are they called Mules?
Google defines a mule as a type of shoe that has no back or fastening around the heel and with no constraints around the foot. According to various wikipedia contributors, the English word mule—originally written moyle—comes from French, which was using it specifically for women's slippers with an open heel since at least 1556.[1] This sense seems to have been mixed at the time with the idea of any shoe with an especially thick sole

Q. How to style Mules?
Generally anything goes when it comes to styling mules. As this blog post illustrates they come in many structures and styles from sky high heels to funky chunky flats, block heel slides to wedge safari styles so in essence it comes down to your choice and your styling. Whatever the occasion there is a cool mule for you just ask yourself am I heading to the beach or to a cocktail hour with my beau or is it a simply catch up with girls. The general consensus is wear what suits and what works for you!

Q. Why are Mules so popular?

There are many reasons why mules are so popular not least because they're  backless and the absence of any straps or constraints around the foot make them easy to slip on and take off. They are also very versatile since they come in so many styles and variants from 'funky casual' to 'elegant chic', so whatever your vibe and preference, there's definitely a mule style to suit you.

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