I love my pair of mules because of the leisure yet professional utility they give me. Because they’re backless, you can slip them on quickly and walk out the door. However, the heel and gold detailing also gives the pair of shoes a professional vibe. You can pair it with a casual outfit to give it an immediately more formal look, or wear them with slacks on a business casual day. Because they’re backless, you can’t wear socks with them; however the leather interior allows your foot to breathe. 

High-heeled mules were a popular indoor shoe style of the 18th century, influenced by the patten, a backless overshoe of the 16th century. Mules experienced some popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s, and were seen in the 1970s and early 1980s almost exclusively in the form of open-back Scandinavian clogs, but then re-emerged in the late 1990s, especially in its open-toed form (the “slide”), and began to dominate the shoe market for women.