Our relationship status with some trends can best be described as: It's Complicated. What's easy on the eyes isn't always effortless to wear — and we do not believe in that old saying, "Beauty is pain." So, while we oohed and ahhed when high-heeled mules made a comeback on the runway, we also worried about spraining our ankles in the backless steppers.
Despite our concerns, there was no way we were going to let this look slip away. Rather, we found a safe, totally comfortable, and, most importantly, still-chic way to pull off the style. Behold: flat mules. The 12 iterations ahead are just as luxe as their riskier counterparts, with embellished jewels, slick patent leather, and untamable snakeskin. They may be flat, but they’ll definitely be hot on your heels.