There are a handful of things every woman loves, and for most - shoes are one of those things. Your shoe size should not get in the way of the things you love. That’s why Italeau offers womens mules in size 12 and more extended sizes.
Handmade Italian mules by Italeau are sleek and comfortable and with a wide range of sizes, you can find a pair that fit perfect. Finding mules that fit right can be difficult but Italeau is here to make it easier. We offer a range of women’s shoes handmade in Italy in extended sizes, including women’s mules. The mules in our extended sizes come in base sizes plus women’s size 11, 12, 13 and 14 – including half sizes to ensure your feet get the perfect fit.
Women's mules should fit comfortably and securely. Here are some important things to consider when choosing the right mules for your feet:
Size: Make sure to measure your feet and purchase the correct size according to the manufacturer's size chart. Avoid buying mules that are either too tight or too loose, as this can cause unnecessary pain or cause your feet to slip out.
Toe box: The toe box should be roomy enough to allow your toes to move some, but not so loose that your feet slide around inside the mule.
Heel cup: The heel cup should be snug and secure, but not too tight to cause discomfort. A good heel cup helps to keep the mule in place and prevent your foot from sliding out.
Slippage: Make sure the mule stays securely on your foot without slipping off or slipping around, especially when walking.
It's important to try on mules and walk around in them to ensure they fit properly and are comfortable before making a purchase. If you have any specific fit concerns, such as wide feet or high arches, it may be helpful to consult a professional to find the right mules for you.
In the US, a women's size 11 is typically around 10.5 inches in length. For a fun, comfortable and light mule, our striped organic cotton collection comes in fun colors that are perfect for Spring, and suitable for any season. These feature a rubber sole for comfort and grip as well as a cushioned insole and are available in sizes up to 11.5.
At Italeau, we believe magnificent shoes should be available to everyone. That’s why we carry women’s shoes in extended sizes. Size 12 is available in our Lisa Flexlite mules and our Cecile mules.
The Lisa Flexlite collection comes in a variety of gorgeous neutrals and comes in sizes up to 14. These handmade beauties come with an Italian leather upper that features a silver metal bit detail. The flexlite construction and flexible sole allow these ultra-packable shoes to mold to your feet. Going on a trip? These are the only mules or even shoes you’ll need while traveling, as they go with everything and are light as a feather. Plus, the tiny ¼ inch heel gives off an air of elegance while keeping things light.
Our Cecile collection is a hybrid between loafers and mules. A combination of two of the most sought-after shoes of any season, in soft Italian suede, these are a perfect way to transition into summer. These mules are sure to keep your feet happy with their sacchetto, or inside stitch, for extra-flex and maximum comfort. They feature a soft rubber sole for comfort and grip and cushioned insoles so your feet feel like they're in heaven with every step. But it gets better. Our Cecile leather lined shoes are waterproof and stain resistant and sport a ½ inch heel. Cecile mules come in a wide variety of classic and fun colors, and are handmade in Italy in sizes up to 14.
Italeau’s plus size range extends from 11 to 14 and offers a wide variety of women’s footwear including mules, loafers, Italian Leather Flats, leather sneakers, and more. We also offer half sizes to ensure that everyone gets the right fit.
A women's size 13 US is typically around 11.5 inches in length.
To determine if your Italian mules are too big, you can try the following:
Check the fit when you first try them on: Make sure that there is enough space for your toes to wiggle around and that your heel does not slip out of the back.
Walk around: Take a few steps to see if your foot slides around inside the shoe or if the shoe rubs against your heel.
Measure your foot: You can use a measuring tape or a ruler to determine the length and width of your foot, and then compare the measurements to our shoe size chart.
Consider the material: If the mules are made of a soft material like Italian leather, they may break in over time.
Consider the style: If the mules are loose and open, they may fit differently than closed-toe shoes.
Getting shoes that fit well is important for several reasons:
Comfort: Shoes that fit well provide comfort and reduce the risk of various foot problems including calluses and blisters.
Support: Shoes that fit well will give your feet the support they need, which reduce the risk of injury and provide stability when walking.
Health: Poorly fitting shoes can cause foot issues, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoes, as well as pain in your back, knees or hips.
Durability: Shoes that fit well actually last longer, as they don't wear down as quickly or unevenly.
Getting shoes that fit well is important for both comfort and health reasons. Please refer to our size guide to ensure you are getting the right fit for your feet.
Women can style mules in a variety of ways to suit their personal style and the occasion. Some popular ways to style mules include:
With Jeans. Pair your mules with skinny jeans and a simple top for a casual and comfortable look.
With Dresses. Mules can add a touch of class to a summer dress. Try wearing a printed dress with neutral-colored mules for a chic look.
With Shorts. Mules can be dressed up or down, making them a versatile option for summer outfits. Pair denim shorts with mules and a flowy top for a casual yet stylish look.
With Skirts. Mules can add an extra touch of femininity to a skirt. Try pairing a mid-thigh length skirt with mules and a crop top for a chic summer look.
With Wide-Leg Pants. Wide-leg pants can help balance the proportions of your outfit when worn with mules. Try neutral-colored pants with a fun, jewel toned mule for a stylish look.
Remember, mules are extremely versatile and can easily be dressed up or down, so feel free to get creative with your styling.
Leather mules can be a must-have for all women for several reasons:
Comfort. Leather mules are designed with a low or flat heel, making them comfortable to wear all day long. Italeau also offers cushioned insoles for additional comfort.
Versatility. Leather mules can be dressed up or down, making them a great option for so many different occasions.
Durability. Leather is a sturdy and durable material that can withstand regular wear and tear. Italian leather in particular, will last for years to come.
Style. Leather mules come in a variety of colors, designs, and styles, making them a fashionable and stylish and appropriate option for women of all ages.
Easy to wear. Leather mules are slip-on shoes, making them super easy to put on and take off, saving you time and effort.
Overall, leather mules offer a combination of comfort, versatility, durability, style, and ease of wear, making them a must-have for all women looking to elevate their shoe collection.
Yes, Italian leather mules may stretch out as they break in. Leather is a natural material that can change shape over time with wear and can become more comfortable and conform to the wearer's feet as they break in. Amazingly, becoming more and more comfortable with each wear. However, the amount of stretching will depend on the type of leather used, the quality of the construction, and the individual wearer's feet.
The time it takes to break in leather mules can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the leather, the design of the shoe, and how frequently you wear them. In general, leather mules can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to break in.
Here are a few tips to help speed up the break-in process:
Wear them for specific activities: Gradually increase the amount of time you spend wearing your mules, starting with activities that don't put too much stress on your feet, such as running errands or shopping.
Walk around the house: Start by wearing your mules for short periods of time around the house to get used to them and help break them in.
Wear thick socks: Wearing thick socks can help stretch the leather and make them more comfortable.
Walk on soft surfaces: When breaking in your mules, try to walk on soft surfaces such as carpet or grass to help ease the pressure on your feet.
Remember, breaking in leather mules takes time, but with proper care and attention, they will become exponentially more comfortable with each wear.
Both leather and suede are durable materials that can withstand regular wear and tear. Both materials are extremely durable, meaning they will last for years to come. Mules made of leather or suede can also be dressed up or down, making them a versatile option for many different occasions. Being easy to clean is also an appealing quality of leather and suede, meaning your life is easier and your shoes can always look amazing.
High-quality Italian leather is known for its durability and ability to stand up to regular wear and tear, making it an ideal material for mules. With proper TLC and maintenance, leather mules can last for many years, providing an ultra-durable (and cute!) option for everyday wear.
Here are a few things you can do to help increase the durability of your leather mules:
Clean and condition the leather regularly: Regular cleaning and conditioning of the leather will help keep it soft and pliable and prevent cracks and tears from forming.
Store them properly: When not in use, store your leather mules in a cool, dry place to prevent damage from moisture and extreme temperatures.
Avoid exposing them to moisture: Avoid wearing your mules in wet or damp conditions, as moisture can cause the leather to become stiff and damaged.
By following these tips, you can increase the durability and longevity of your Italian leather mules.
For leather mules, use a damp cloth and a gentle soap, like baby soap, to clean any dirt or debris. For suede mules, use a suede brush to remove dirt and a suede eraser to remove stains. Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as abrasive cleaners or solvents, on your mules as they can cause damage to the leather or suede.