Fluffy, feather boa-constricted: that’s the rep of the mule, a shoe-based animal traditionally best left in, and kept for the bedroom.

They’re breaking their bonds this season though and you’ll find this slip-on high heel at retailers from high-to-low, and in all sorts of styles as well.

That doesn’t mean, of course, that you’ve gotta get down and actually wear ’em. But should you want to, we’ve got 14 pairs to buy, as well as some pretty damn compelling street style inspo that just might swing your hand… let us know your mule-based thoughts below.

Dune Huberta, €120.

Not exactly bank-breaking to begin with, these River Island heels started out at €80, and are now €35. Run!

MIU MIU Leopard-print calf hair mules, €550, Net a Porter.

Next Ponyskin mules, €73.

Chloe Daria studded leather mules, €895, My Wardrobe.

New Look Black Double Buckle Strap Pointed Mules, €29.99.

 

Dries Van Noten.

Roxy Heeled Tractor Tread Platform Mule Shoes, £39.95, Spylovebuy.com.

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Sophia Webster.

Jeffrey Campbell Curie Mule in Wine, €86.36, Nasty Gal.

Missguided India Black Cut Out Mules In Colour Block Contrast, £34.99.

Dorothy Perkins Rose Gold and Black Mule, €38.

Penneys Le Mule, €18. In stores at the end of October.

And lastly, trusty Zara, which (nearly) always comes up trumps. This Fur Snood with contrast dots is €39.95.

Gorgeous: the statement shard necklace by Whistles, €82, is on ASOS.