Mules aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and for spring, most mules are being designed with a strong minimalist approach in both structure and ornamentation. These Manolo Blahnik Boril Crystal Satin Suede Mules are anything but minimal, though, and I love them.
The popular ’90s mules were platformed and clunky, but now mules have been stripped of those elements for a sleeker minimalist feel. These Manolos, on the other hand, are very traditional with their satin and suede lace upper, topped with a crystal detail that extends up onto the wearer’s foot. The crystal buckle and lace and satin detailing give this mule an obvious royal and luxurious feel, and it wouldn’t entirely surprise me to see Kate Middleton wearing a more demure colorway of this shoe to some sort of very fancy event. While this mule may not be your cup of tea, kudos to the brand for taking a very popular shoe trend and taking it in a distinctly Manolo direction.