Newsflash: Mule sneakers are in. And if you’re not in the loop, these trendy silhouettes are making a comeback after Korean celebs have been seen wearing their sneakers and stepping on the heels to turn them into a slip-on. This casual yet stylish look has quickly caught favour and many brands have released their own take.
Suzy plays an inspiring entrepreneur in the new hit Korean drama Start-Up. Since she was little, she has been dependent on her grandmother who owns a food truck. Suzy shared on her Instagram a sweet behind-the-scenes photo with her on-screen grandmother while sporting canvas Converse mule sneakers.
This design worn by Suzy in the show is rather unique as it belongs to the brand’s classic Chuck Taylor series. With the heel cap removed, the shoe is easy to slip on and off and has become a popular design in recent years.
Adidas’ Stan Smith is one that will definitely come to mind when we speak of white sneakers. This mule design is a new addition to the classic range.
The popularity of mule sneakers can be credited to the influence of celebrities. Korean stars like G-Dragon loved stepping on the heels of their Vans shoes till it became a slip-on. This casual style quickly caught favour with the youths. Vans quickly realised an opening in the market and launched a mule version of their Old-Skool design. The design is difficult to find in Singapore but easy in Korea as it has quickly become a classic. However, Asos retails the shoe so it is still readily available to us.
Xvessel was founded by former F4 member Vanness Wu and his shoes have been sported on many on the streets of Singapore lately. Their canvas sneakers are also available in mules.
If you’re looking for a clean, minimalist design, look no further than these all-white Supergas.
For those who love clunky dad sneakers, Fila has released a mule version of their popular Disruptor series. The thicker soles also help add height.
If a monochromatic design is too simple for you, opt for this beige and brown iteration from Charles & Keith.
The new Offline sandal line from Nike are actually mule sneakers too. The bathroom slipper-like design is both convenient yet stylish.
This article was first published in Women’s Weekly.