Can a Man Wear Mules to Work?

For many men, gussied-up slippers are becoming a shoe for (almost) all occasions.

While some folks have sprinted out of lockdown keen to make up for lost time, a number of men have, er, shuffled back onto the streets. They are ambling, dawdling and slouching to lunches, drinks and work meetings, powered by insouciance rather than haste.

They are on mule time. Their feet are shod in clogs, sabots, backless loafers, espadrilles with crushable heels and various other iterations of shoes with a covered toe and open back. All come under the mule umbrella and, owing to their front-heavy form, beget slow movement.

“The mule is a shoe of leisure,” said Noah

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