You know how I feel about mules. But I’m, willing to make a one-time exception for this very elegant, comfortable-looking and not badly priced Mary Jane mule from Melbourne-based brand, Essēn.
The toe is elegantly chiselled, with the merest suggestion of toe cleavage. The heel is a city-friendly 5mm, but the killer detail is the delicate strap that sits high on the instep, so from the front you barely know it’s a mule and it seems to secure the shoe in place, while still exposing plenty of ankle.
This feels like a demi-dressy summer shoe that can multi-task with gamine mini shift dresses, ankle-bone grazing columns, cropped jeans and even dressy shorts. The Essēn Mary Jane shoe is hand made to order in Italy, so it’s a pre-order situation for delivery end of July. The price is £192 with free delivery (but European shipping is from The Netherlands, so UK customers need to factor in import duties). See more here.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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