You need not be a fashionista to notice that mules are making a huge comeback in this decade. Mules are a style of shoes that have no constraint at the back, all you need to do is just slide your feet into them and you’re good to go.
Mules were first rocked by the Romans in the 16th century but they were mainly worn indoors, and not paired with outdoor outfits. In West Africa, in the 1990’s, mules were generally accepted and became one of the most comfortable pair of shoes to own.
Speaking about making a huge comeback, mules were crowned the shoe of 2017 by Elle Magazine, and this further increased the popularity of mules among different age categories.
Presently, mules, ranging from handmade to factory made are now being noticed in different aspects of life. Due to the fact that it is very comfortable, mules can be worn to virtually any occasion. From parties, to closed-door meetings, even to religious gatherings , mules are taking over strapped heels , pumps and so many others by the minute.
So how have we then worked the comeback of mules to our advantage in Africa, most importantly Nigeria?
Most designers have taken advantage of the fact that mules are in vogue now , to make handmade mules. Mules with leather, velvet and even African prints are not uncommon now, and these creative innovations are really making Africa, and Nigeria noticeable on the fashion map.
Nigerian fashion designers have also paired some of their pieces with mules on runways, a significant number of times, and this has definitely reiterated the essence of mules in this decade.
So thinking of stocking up on fashion shoes? Mules should definitely be an option to consider. Wondering what to create with the African prints lying randomly in your workshop ? We’re here to tell you that making mules wouldn’t be a waste of time.