I fell in love with mules because they go with EVERYTHING. Multiple times a year I used to find myself packing for Philadelphia (although I haven’t been back since last year and miss everything about it–thanks COVID) and wanting to bring shoes that could do double- (and triple-) duty instead of stuffing my suitcase with shoes I’d only wear once or twice. Mules go with all different types of jeans: from cropped to flare to skinny and even mom jeans–and they go with dresses as well. 

Dr. Scholl’s & Kork-Ease Wedge Mules: Must-Have, Wear-with-Everything Shoes

I found a couple of hidden gems in the Nordstrom sale that are perfect. Both pairs of shoes are from brands known for their comfort (Dr. Scholl’s & Kork-Ease) and both are in colors that go with everything (black and brown). I LOVE the animal print on the Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules, but the Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mules come in a really gorgeous brown (also in black and taupe). They’re both described as having a 3″ heel, but the Kork-Ease is slightly higher. They both have a cushioned footbed. but the Dr. Scholl’s is slightly cushier.  The thing is, I can’t keep them both…right?? So, I need your help. Which mules do I hang on to? 

Mules With Cropped (Faux Leather) Pants 

These pants are still fully in stock, which I’m very surprised about since they’re super-comfortable and crazy versatile. Add a graphic tee for a casual look, a blazer for business-casual or a flirty cami for date night. (Also come in plus size!)

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Cropped Straight Leg Faux Leather Pants (6) | t-shirt (similar and on sale!) | Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With Cropped Straight Jeans

I still can’t get over the great fit of these jeans–and that wash? It’s kind of growing on me. The fact that the rise and length is perfect is really hard for me to overlook. And to be honest, I like the whiskering better than a deep dark solid wash…I guess this is another piece I need your help in deciding on!

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits. AG Mari Slim Crop High Waist Jeans (28) | graphic tee (similar) | Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With Flares 

The fact that you can wear these shoes with cropped jeans, skinnies and flares is a huge selling point for me. These particular flares are CRAZY long so I had to fold them under in the pics below…but the general idea works. They’re high enough to wear with flares that wouldn’t work with flats.

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Joe’s Honey Curvy Bootcut Jeans (28) | J. Crew Gingham Button Up | Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With Skinny Jeans

I’m still waiting for my Good Waist jeans from the sale to come in, but since the Good Waist is my favorite fit from Good American, I have multiple washes I love–including these cropped black side-slit ones that are on sale for even less! 

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Good American Good Waist Cropped Jeans (4) on sale! | Cashmere Crewneck (stock changes every time I look at this sweater, but J. Crew has a ton of colors to choose from that are often on sale!) | Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With Mom Jeans

I find mom jeans to be really difficult to pair with shoes. I mean, I always want to reach for my strappy sandals or fancy party shoes, but those are…not…exactly practical. Especially these days. So mules? Perfect.

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

A&F High Rise Mom Jeans (28) | Graphic Tee (xs) | Dr. Scholl’s Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With A Mini Dress

This is that Leith dress we all have and LOVE (in plus sizes too!) that comes in multiple colors. It’s a closet staple that can be styled a million different ways and when worn with mules, it’s casual and not too fancy.  

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Leith Dress (s) (also in plus size) | Dr. Scholls Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With A Maxi Dress

This is a favorite buy of mine from this summer. It’s an easy throw-on-and-go that’s super comfortable. I love the fact that it’s not super-tight around the belly and the side slits (on both sides!) give it some fun, flirty movement. I wear it so much that I’m thinking of buying that pretty plum color–especially since it’s at such a good sale price!

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Athleta Destination Maxi Dress | Dr. Scholls Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Mules With a Skirt

I love a good pencil skirt and button-up blouse for work, but this top is one of my favorites for summer (check out that back!). The colors work perfectly with blacks and browns and that shape is perfect on so many body types (click the link to see Shana wearing it multiple ways). Best part? It’s on sale…50% off!

Comfort shoe brands Dr. Scholl's & Kork-Ease both have hidden gems in the Nordstrom Sale — wedge mules that look fantastic w/ all outfits.

Vince Camuto Pencil Skirt | Voloshin X TME Morgan Fly Away Popover Top (xs) | Dr. Scholls Maxwell Mules (left) | Kork-Ease Lanka Wedge Mule (right)

Alright, so there you have it…multiple ways to style the mule. Now, which one do you guys like best? Which ones do I keep? (And thanks in advance for your help!)

XOXO,

Scotti 

15 COMMENTS

  1. First, you look fabulous in every outfit! I like the leopard print more, but that might be because I have really enjoyed the Anni sale looks that Shana has posted with those Madewell leopard print mules. That pair is too flat for me, and I have been impressed with the Dr. Scholls that I purchased on deep discount this summer. I won’t suggest that you keep both pair….wait, I just did! Quick styling (faux pas?) question: have you ever used socks (dear god) or tights (que horror) to extend the wear time of your mules? I know….but it gets cold in Boston by early November and I am a wimp. Thank you.

    • First, thank you!! And second, I guarantee I’m an even bigger wimp than you . . . by the time the temps dip (more like Sept-Oct for us up here), I’m already resisting the urge to reach for my Sorels. If it’s too cold to wear the mules without any socks I’m most likely going to be too cold to wear them then anyway. That being said, when I Googled “mules and socks,” there were actually a few cute looks that came up! I was surprised . . . I think the key is wearing socks that are cute themselves (like lace, patterned, etc.), but then those aren’t necessarily the warmest . . . so I’m not sure this answer helped you AT ALL! 🙂 LOL

  2. I surprised myself by preferring the solid ones (I love animal print, so I was sure I’d like them better when I saw the top photo). I think something about the little notch in the Kork-Ease ones is just super flattering, as well as the shape of the toe. If you’re waffling, I’d go with the Kork-Ease for those reasons. They look so great with every outfit here!

  3. Both are cute, but I love the Kork-Ease with every single outfit. They just have a really nice sleek and flattering look. I’m debating about those AG jeans too. I am not sure about the whiskering on the back of the knees. But they do fit really well… Also, I’ve been wanting to see someone in those leather pants. They look great on you. I may have to consider grabbing them, although I have no idea where I would wear them!

  4. These Mabua half-socks are my go-tos for wearing with sneakers when I don’t want them to show at the ankle AT ALL and/or low cut socks will get “eaten.” Depending on how much of the foot is covered, they might work with mules.

    https://www.amazon.com/NUDE-HALF-SHOW-LINER-SOCKS/dp/B014N2GSU6/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n2_0?cv_ct_cx=half+socks&dchild=1&keywords=half+socks&pd_rd_i=B014N2GSU6&pd_rd_r=d83a743c-6b43-4933-a90c-2bc20afe6462&pd_rd_w=0IyZ7&pd_rd_wg=SLwuq&pf_rd_p=13bf9bc7-d68d-44c3-9d2e-647020f56802&pf_rd_r=HYN4SBAPGT662TQBTBY2&psc=1&qid=1597706349&sr=1-2-791c2399-d602-4248-afbb-8a79de2d236f

    Oof, that’s a long URL.

    • Do they slide down your heel? I always try no-show socks and they slip down my feet to where they bunch up around the middle…

  5. So here I thought I was done with the anniversary sale and you bring me back in with the mules I didn’t even know I needed. California girl here so I plan on wearing these basically all year long. I am going with the Kork ones because they are more basic then the leopard print and basic comfy clothes are all I am wearing for the foreseeable future.

  6. I love them both but think I like the Kork Ease more. I’m very tempted to get them. How did you find they run? I usually a 6.5/7 and always struggle on which to buy. No reviews to help with sizing either.

    • I usually wear an 8 in boots or closed-toe shoes and 7.5 in sandals . . . in this case I bought the 8 in the Dr. Sholl’s (one reviewer said to size up 1/2 size so I did) and the 7.5 (what I’d regularly order) in the Kork Ease. Both worked!

  7. I like the leopard print better because it adds more visual interest. Wish I could wear a heel that high and I’d get them myself!

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