Want mule shoes that aren’t Crocs? These are the best of the best.

Eight amazing mules, for those who are into the trend but not its Jibbitz-clad leader.

Hot mule summer is nowhere near over; in fact, it’s looking more like a year-round mindset. Slip-on silhouettes have exploded across the streetwear scene, with one clear (and very polarizing) crown jewel: Crocs. But the foamy slip-ons definitely aren’t for everyone.

Don’t be fooled: a pricey Crocs collab isn’t the only gateway into the mule trend. We’ve put together eight alternative mules to suit any style and situation — from the familiar foam to crisp leather and every textile in between.

Reebok Beatnik, $120

Reebok’s Beatnik is one of the most recognizable mules in streetwear, particularly after the brand sparked a widespread relaunch in 2020. While there are plenty of remixed collabs to choose from, you can’t go wrong with tonal sage green.

Urban Outfitters Philip Calf Hair Mule, $63

Half slipper, half loafer, and injected with ultra-trendy cow print: these may be the ideal fall transition shoe.

Frye Nolan Seam Mule, $128

This split-seam pair is sleeker than your average mule, ideal for formal looks or just elevating a basic ‘fit.

Frye Nolan Seam Mule, $128

There’s a reason Birkenstock has barely touched this silhouette over its forty-year run. Not only do Bostons look good with sweatpants and trousers alike, but, like all Birks, every pair molds to your feet as they break in.

Merrell Hydro Moc, $50

These webby Merrells are part Croc, part Yeezy foam runner, and 100% guaranteed to catch double-takes.

Reebok Club C Mule Sneaker, $70

Sneaker heel-stompers, rejoice: Reebok’s iconic Club C now comes in an easy-on, easy-off mule style. These boast the look and endless versatility of traditional sneakers — you may never have to tie a shoelace again.

A.P.C. Gabriel Mules, $163

These gladiator mules combine a cork heel with geometric leather cutouts, perfect for a breezy late-summer vibe.

The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule, $55

By far the coziest of the bunch, North Face mules give the brand’s iconic puffer coat a new form. Weatherproof and ultra-warm, these are practically a sleeping bag for your feet.

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