18 Best Mule Shoes for Women if You Want Some No-Fuss Footwear

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these velvet kitten heels

Dôen Callie Mule

Callie Mule

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these velvet kitten heels

Dôen Callie Mule

How about these beauties? These slip-ons are great for the holiday season, and the baby kitten heel means your arches won’t be aching after wearing them all night. Now that’s something anyone can really get behind!

Size Range 35-41
Materials Velvet, viscose, leather
Colors Dahlia, Evergreen, Mosaic

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these woven beauties

Nisolo Ama Woven Mule

Ama Woven Mule

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these woven beauties

Nisolo Ama Woven Mule

Now 10% Off

Nisolo’s mules are some of the most top-rated ones out there. The leather is soft (not stiff!) on your feet, and the foam cushioning helps with shock absorption so you can get your steps in without the worry of blisters or sore feet.

Size Range 5-11
Material Leather
Colors Almond, Black, Bone, Brandy

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these chunky ones

Vagabond Vagabond Dorah Mules

Vagabond Dorah Mules

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these chunky ones

Vagabond Vagabond Dorah Mules

A ’90s-inspired silhouette with a comfy block heel is a pair you can turn to time and time again. Absolutely obsessed with the square toe, too.

Size Range 35-42
Material Leather
Colors Black, Brown

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these edgy heels

Jeffrey Campbell Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

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these edgy heels

Jeffrey Campbell Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

When you mix an elegant pump with some edge, you get these grommet-detailed shoes. They come in tons of shades, so you can pick the hue that speaks to you the most.

Size Range 5-11
Material Faux-suede
Colors Black, Brown, Blue, Pink, Ice, Black Satin

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these classics

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Clog

Boston Soft Footbed Clog

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these classics

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Clog

You can’t have a roundup of mules without including these tried-and-true icons. Birks are super comfortable, give off that whole “granola” look, and even celebs like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are fully on board. The cork sole molds to your unique foot shape over time, so they’ll feel heavenly once you slide them on.

Size Range 1-11.5
Materials Suede, cork
Colors Black, Stone, Taupe, Midnight

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these suede peeptoes

Brother Vellies Tuesday Mule in Mustard

Tuesday Mule in Mustard

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these suede peeptoes

Brother Vellies Tuesday Mule in Mustard

Peeptoes are back in a major way, and nothing proves that more than these pretty slides with a striking wooden heel.

Size Range 5-12
Material Suede
Colors Mustard, Tomato, Midnight

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these gorpcore slides

Teva ReEMBER Terrain

ReEMBER Terrain

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these gorpcore slides

Teva ReEMBER Terrain

Whether you’re an avid camper, want a pair of house shoes, or love the whole gorpcore aesthetic, these top-rated Teva slides are water repellent, made with a rubber sole for traction, and have a wool-like feel. If you’re on the fence, just take a gander at all the rave reviews.

Size Range 5-16
Material Recycled polyester
Colors Grey, Lion, Dark Olive, Black, Birch, Blue Wing Teal,Honey Brown, Brick Red, Moonstruck, Sage Green, Violet Storm

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these sneaker mules

Superga 2402 Mule White

2402 Mule White

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these sneaker mules

Superga 2402 Mule White

For an effortless sneaker look, slide into these Superga mules. Royals like Kate Middleton and celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski are fans of this brand, and the mule version of this classic sneaker is just so good.

Size Range 6-11
Materials Canvas, rubber
Colors White, Black

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these unexpected faves

Worishofer Women’s 251 Buckled Slide

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Women's 251 Buckled Slide

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these unexpected faves

Worishofer Women’s 251 Buckled Slide

Now 25% Off

Blame Lily Rose-Depp for blowing up these cottagecore-approved mules. The actress has been spotted on multiple occasions sporting these German-made shoes, and the squishy cork sole is designed for pure comfort. Just a note that they can run small and narrow; the brand recommends you go up 1.5 sizes.

Size Range 4.5-12
Material Leather
Colors Red, White, Black, Espresso, Opal, Silver/Gold, Yellow, Lilac, Powder Blue, Navy, Silver, Gold, Rose

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these wide-fit ones

Dansko Women’s Merrin Sling-Back Mule Clog

Women's Merrin Sling-Back Mule Clog

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these wide-fit ones

Dansko Women’s Merrin Sling-Back Mule Clog

Wear these bad boys as mules or as slingbacks if you want a more secure strap in place. Dansko is known for its extremely comfy shoes, and these are no exception. Many reviewers say they’re great for those with wider feet, FYI.

Size Range 5.5-12
Material Leather
Colors Tan, Black, Olive

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these cutout mules

Zou Xou Mule in Pinot

Mule in Pinot

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these cutout mules

Zou Xou Mule in Pinot

For more airflow to your toes, check out these mules with a handy lil cutout. They’re also handmade, so the quality is undeniable.

Size Range 35-43
Material Leather
Colors Pinot, Silver, Indigo, Chocolate, Tomato, Bronze, Black, Desert, Graphite

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these top-selling mules

Matisse Lena Chunky Mule

Lena Chunky Mule

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these top-selling mules

Matisse Lena Chunky Mule

Okay, wow, how gorge is this olive color? The platform heel, rounded toe, and grippy sole will make these popular Matisse ones your go-to pair.

Size Range 6-10
Material Leather
Colors Olive, Black

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these spotted heels

Staud Wally Mule Black and White Haircalf

Wally Mule Black and White Haircalf

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these spotted heels

Staud Wally Mule Black and White Haircalf

Staud’s “Wally” boots were such a hit that the brand went ahead and created the “Wally” mule. From the shape to this spotted calf hair colorway, it’s easy to see why they’re such an It shoe.

Size Range 35-42
Material Leather
Colors Black and White Haircalf, Denim Blue, Tan Suede, Black Suede, Black

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these sporty mules

Sorel Kinetic Impact II Mule

Kinetic Impact II Mule

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these sporty mules

Sorel Kinetic Impact II Mule

Now 25% Off

Complete your athleisure look with these striking Sorel mules in contrasting black and white. They have a 4.5-star rating out of 5, and everyone loves to use these for traveling and errand-filled kinda days.

Size Range 5-12
Materials Leather, rubber
Colors Black, Seasalt, Twilight, Bleached Ceramic

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these cow-printed slides

Dr .Martens Isham Hair-On Cow Print Slingback Mules

Isham Hair-On Cow Print Slingback Mules

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these cow-printed slides

Dr .Martens Isham Hair-On Cow Print Slingback Mules

Prepare for allll the compliments when you show up anywhere in these printed mules. The buckled strap on the vamp also rotates into a slingback strap if you want your ankle to feel more secure.

Size Range 5-12
Material Leather
Color Cow Print

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these denim ones

Chelsea Paris Bazz Mule

Bazz Mule

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these denim ones

Chelsea Paris Bazz Mule

Sizes are selling out quick! Snag these discounted denim mules if you really want to make a statement. They even have a visible seam on the heel and a cute peeptoe silhouette to show off your pedi.

Size Range 35-38
Materials Denim, leather
Color Blue

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these western slides

Ganni Embroidered Western Mule

Embroidered Western Mule

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these western slides

Ganni Embroidered Western Mule

Yee-haw! Get Western with it by wearing these embroidered mules in a pretty cream hue. Pro tip: If you’re in between sizes, go up to the nearest whole size.

Size Range 5-12
Material Leather
Color Egret

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these futuristic mules

Simon Miller Moderno Mule

Moderno Mule

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these futuristic mules

Simon Miller Moderno Mule

Opt for this modern pair with a reflective metal heel. Yes, they’re a splurge, but if you want mules that are THE outfit, these are definitely it.

Size Range 5-11
Material Leather
Colors Macadamia, Black, Mod Orange, Silver

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Lauren Adhav

Associate Fashion Editor

I’m Cosmopolitan’s Associate Fashion Editor and write about any and all trends, major celeb fashion moments, and why wide-leg jeans are basically the best. I originally moved to New York City to audition for RENT, only to find out that the play closed 10 years ago. 

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