If there's one new shoe shape that promises to take this spring by storm, it's the mule.
Everyone from Alexander Wang to Maison Margiela to Givenchy made versions of the appealingly minimalist silhouette, which, luckily, is pretty simple -- meaning the craftsmanship doesn't have to be at a luxury level for the shoe to look good.
And, thankfully, Zara came through with its own lovely take on the style, with a simple black leather upper and square block heel of a sensible height. I can't wait to stomp around town in these without the slightest worry of the dreaded heel blister so often caused by sandals.
Square-cut wide heel mule, $99, available at Zara.
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