When rushing out of the house, the last thing you’d want is for your footwear to be an impediment. That seems to be the case with most—think of the moments you’ve had trouble searching for a matching pair of socks for your sneakers, the extra time spent lacing your oxfords, or the frustration of being unable to buckle your sandals. It’s a good thing, then, that mules have become an off-the-runway hit. Think: flats, chopped off at the back, making it all the easier to slip into on hurried, harried days. They provide the comfort of a bedroom slipper, but masked in a stylish façade. Whether with a sharp, Moroccan-pointed toe; finished off in a luxe suede and embroidered and embellished; or in a plain, fuss-free black leather, there’s a range of styles to suit every occasion and mood.