One need only browse Instagram or Net-a-Porter to arrive at the conclusion that kitten-heel mules are set to be one of — if not the — biggest shoe silhouette trends of this spring and summer. But unlike the early aughts, one needn't quite pay Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo prices for the classic, Carrie Bradshaw- and Anna Wintour-approved style, because they're everywhere. (Though one certainly can — or search for secondhand pairs on Ebay or The RealReal.)
There is an array of sophisticated closed, pointy-toe options out there that are perfect for an elevated work look or summer wedding, as well as a slew of sandals fit for an Italian summer getaway or pretending like you're on one by dining al fresco at an Italian restaurant. The benefits of a kitten-heel mule are myriad: There's no tying or buckling required, no risk of the dreaded heel blister, and the low heel more-or-less guarantees walkability, so long as your plans don't involve grass or cobblestone.
From Urban Outfitters to Prada, simple black to statement leopard-print, click through the gallery below for the best kitten-heel mules to shop right now.
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