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Black Mules Handmade in Italy 


Women's black mules have stood the test of time and are trending (permanently) in the fashion world.

They've been around since Ancient Roman times, and nowadays, they're still elevating women's wardrobes around the world. 

Although they are a very popular shoe worldwide, it is well known that the very best black leather mules are handmade in Italy. So, how will you get your hands on a pair at an affordable price? Shop Italeau.


Luxury Black Leather Mules


Are black leather mules a wardrobe essential for women?

If you know anything about fashion, you’ll know that black mules are a wardrobe essential. If you don’t know much about fashion, don’t worry, you’re in the right place. 

A fundamental part of any stylish lady’s wardrobe, black mules can carry you effortlessly throughout the seasons of the year - and the seasons of your life. These shoes are both adorable, and sexy depending on how you dress them. Thoughtfully handcrafted for style and comfort, Italeau’s black mules will have you looking and feeling your best every single time you wear them - which will be often since they can be a fail safe option for both casual and formal occasions. 

The “little black dress” of your shoe collection, mules are a pivotal addition to your growingly fashionable closet. 


What are the benefits of having leather mules handmade in Italy?

Before we dive into the additional benefits of owning leather mules that have been handmade in Italy, let’s discuss some of the benefits that mules, in general, possess. 

Aside from being super classy, trending, and versatile, mules actually have many foot health benefits as well! From conditions like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis, and more … many people with chronic pain or conditions can benefit from a good pair of leather mules, especially when they’re handmade in Italy specifically with your comfort in mind. You can find our feather-light Flexlite technology in our Lisa Flexlite Mules which can be extra beneficial for the following conditions. 

Arthritis: Arthritis is a condition characterized by joint inflammation and stiffness, and it can cause pain and discomfort in the feet and ankles. Mules may be helpful for arthritis because they provide a looser fit, which can be more comfortable for individuals with swollen or painful joints. Additionally, they are easy to slip on and off, which can reduce the need for bending or reaching down, which may be difficult for individuals with arthritis in the back, hips, or knees.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. Mules may be helpful for plantar fasciitis because they provide more support and cushioning to the heel compared to flip-flops or sandals, while still allowing the foot to breathe. They also typically have a lower heel height, which can reduce pressure on the plantar fascia.

These are just some of the common issues and injuries that can benefit from wearing mules. Mules are overall just extremely comfortable and low impact. It doesn’t get much better than that. Or does it? 

When you combine the beautiful, comfortable features of a good leather mule with the impeccable craftsmanship of Italian artisans and superior quality of Italian leather - you’ll never want to take them off. Italian leather is world renowned for being some of the best quality due to careful hide selection, and traditional processing practices that have been passed down and perfected throughout generations. Each pair or Italeau’s leather mules are handcrafted in small batches, with you in mind. Once you experience the handmade difference, you won’t want to go back. 


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How do women style black leather mules?

Black leather mules are a versatile shoe choice that can be paired with a wide range of colors and styles. Here are some ideas for styling them with different color palettes.

Black on black. Perhaps the most popular way to style your black leather mules is with an all black outfit. This makes for a super sleek and classy look. 

Bright colors. Feeling funky? Black mules can provide a bold contrast to bright colors such as fuchsia, cobalt blue, or chartreuse. Pair your mules with a bright dress or a pair of colorful pants to make a statement.

Pastels. Black leather mules can also work well with softer shades such as blush, mint, or lavender. Try pairing them with a pastel skirt or blouse for a feminine look.

Prints. Animal prints, florals, and stripes can all be paired with black mules to create a stylish contrast. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to allow the shoes to stand out.

Neutrals. For a more understated look, pair black mules with other neutral shades such as beige, gray, or white. This creates a classic, timeless look that can be dressed up or down.

Metallics. Black leather mules can be paired with metallic shades such as gold, silver, or bronze to add some shine to your outfit. This can be a great choice for a night out or a special occasion.

Remember to have fun with your outfit and experiment with different color combinations to find what works best for you! 


What can you wear with black mules?

Now that we have an idea of what colors work well with black leather mules, let’s talk about what you can wear with them. 

Skinny jeans. Pair your black mules with a pair of skinny jeans and a simple top for an effortless, chic look. The mules will elongate your legs and give you a sleek silhouette.

Midi skirt. Black mules can also be paired with a midi skirt for a sophisticated look. Choose a skirt that hits just below the knee and pair it with a tucked-in blouse or a fitted top.

Little black dress. For a classic and elegant look, pair your black mules with a little black dress. This is a great option for a night out or a special occasion.

Culottes. Culottes are a popular trend that can be paired with black mules for a modern, fashion-forward look. Choose a pair of culottes that hit mid-calf and pair them with a simple blouse or shirt.

Jumpsuit. Black mules can also be paired with a jumpsuit for a sleek, modern look. Choose a jumpsuit in a solid color or a subtle print, and accessorize with simple jewelry to complete the look.

Remember the complementing color palettes we discussed and marry them to one of the outfit ideas above for a knock-out ensemble. Keep in mind that these are just ideas, and really, black mules go with everything. Have fun expressing yourself, black mules can be the perfect complementary addition to whatever your beautiful self puts on. 


What seasons are the best time to wear black leather mules?

Although black leather mules are probably most often worn in the Spring, Summer and Fall when the weather may be warmer - they can also be worn in the Winter too! 

All of our shoes at Italeau are waterproof, meaning you don’t have to fear the elements. Additionally, black leather mules can be stylishly paired with chunky, thick socks for added warmth. Many mules have a low to mid-height heel, which can make them a comfortable choice for walking on icy or snowy sidewalks. 

You can definitely make black mules work for the colder months but you’ll likely get the most out of them when the sun is shining. Black mules are often considered a great choice for warmer months for a few reasons:

Versatility. Black mules are very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They can be paired with anything from casual shorts and a t-shirt for a beach day to a more formal dress or skirt to wear to a summer wedding. 

Breathability. Mules typically have an open back, which allows for air flow and helps keep your feet cool and comfortable in warmer weather.

Comfort. Italeau’s mules are designed with a comfortable and supportive sole, making them a great choice for walking around during all your warm weather activities.

Black mules are a classic and timeless style that can be worn season after season, making them a great investment piece for your wardrobe.


What types of occasions can you wear black mules?

Black mules are in fact so versatile that they can not only be worn in any season, but can also be worn to a variety of casual or formal occasions. Here are a few examples.

Formal events. Black mules can be dressed up with a formal outfit and worn to events such as weddings, black-tie galas, and other formal occasions. Accessories such as Italian gold chain necklaces or statement earrings can elevate your formal attire and complement any embellishments that may be on your mules 

Work. If you work in an office setting, black mules can be a comfortable and stylish go-to option for everyday wear.

Casual outings. Black mules can also be dressed down and worn for casual outings such as brunch, shopping, or a night out with friends.

Date nights. Black mules can add a touch of elegance to a date night outfit and can be paired with a dress or skirt for a more feminine look.

Travel. Black mules are comfortable and easy to slip on and off, making them a great choice for travel, whether you're exploring a new city or lounging on the beach.

Overall, black mules can be worn on a variety of occasions and can be dressed up or down depending on the outfit and the setting.


Are black leather mules trendy or timeless?

Black leather mules are a timeless wardrobe staple, and have been for decades. Many, many decades actually. The word “mule” can actually be sourced back to Ancient Rome, but it was in the 16th century that this began referring to backless shoes. Early mules were considered a bedroom shoe, and worn as an elegant slipper. Many would agree that modern day mule popularity was brought to light by Marilyn Monroe. Mules were her shoe of choice, so of course women everywhere emulated her high fashioned feet. This resurgence brought about new styles, textures, embellishments and designs to the world of mules, but black leather mules in particular have remained the most coveted. 

In fact, to this day, black leather mules are worn among the most trendy and fashion forward celebrities and socialites. You’ll often see them worn with capris or gaucho pants and in-style boho inspired tops. 

Thanks to their comfort and versatility, we don’t expect black mules to ever really go out of style. 


Why choose to invest in black leather mules that are handmade in Italy?

When you invest in black leather mules that have been handmade in Italy, you can expect all of the benefits they bring, ten fold. The quality you receive when you invest in handmade Italian footwear is simply unmatched. There are several factors that contribute to the superiority of Italian leather.

#1. High-quality raw materials. Italian leather is made from the hides of top-grade cattle that are raised in a specific way to ensure the highest quality of the leather.

#2. Tanning process. The tanning process used by Italian tanneries is a closely guarded secret, passed down through generations of craftsmen. The process is done slowly, with great care and attention to detail. The result is leather that is strong, durable, and soft to the touch.

#3. Attention to detail. Italian leather manufacturers pay great attention to detail, ensuring that the leather is uniform in texture and color. They also use the highest quality stitching and hardware to complete their products.

#4. Tradition. Italy has a long tradition of leather production, dating back centuries. The skills and techniques used by Italian craftsmen have been passed down through generations, resulting in a unique and highly sought-after product.

Not only are you the owner of luxury, one of a kind footwear, but you can take pride in supporting the Italian artisans that worked diligently on your new shoes.

We believe that as citizens of the world we have a duty to care for our fellow human beings. As such, we choose to manufacture our product in Italy where craftsmen are fairly paid and protected. Additionally, when you purchase your shoes from Italeau, you are contributing toward our mission to help provide access to clean drinking water for underprivileged communities. We embrace and support a cohesive world, where we are mindful both in our lives, and in the choices that impact the world in which we live.


Why do stylish women love black mules?

Stylish women love black mules because of their versatility, sleek presentation, and their ability to effortlessly glide from season to season. Stylish and classic, the mule fits any style. Slipping on a cute, comfortable shoe literally could not be easier. Despite the variety of materials used to make mule shoes, the leather mule is a tried and true style that goes with everything. 

Mules also possess the (seemingly magic) ability to elongate your legs. Who doesn’t love that? 


Why is leather & suede the best materials for black mules for women?

Leather and suede are the best materials for black mules for several reasons.

Durability. Leather and suede are durable materials that can withstand wear and tear, making them great choices for shoes that will be worn frequently.

Comfort. Both materials are soft and pliable, which can provide a comfortable fit for the feet. They also tend to mold to the shape of the foot over time, making them even more comfortable.

Style. Leather and suede have a classic, stylish look that never goes out of fashion. They can add an elegant touch to any outfit and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Breathability. Leather and suede are breathable materials, which means they allow air to circulate around the feet and prevent them from getting too sweaty or uncomfortable.

All of these reasons are only amplified when you invest in handmade Italian leather and suede mules. 


How do you care & clean your black leather mules?

Caring for and cleaning black leather mules is important to ensure they remain in good condition and last for a long time. Here are some tips to care for and clean your black leather mules:

Protect the leather. Apply a leather protector spray to your black leather mules before wearing them. This will help to prevent water and dirt from penetrating the leather and causing damage. When you shop Italeau, a protective layer will already be present as all of our shoes are waterproof and stain resistant. 

Clean regularly. Regularly clean your black leather mules with a soft, dry cloth to remove any dirt or dust. If there are stains or marks on the leather, use a damp cloth to gently wipe them away. Be sure to avoid using too much water, as this can damage the leather.

Use leather conditioner. Apply a leather conditioner to your black leather mules every few months to keep them soft and supple. This will help to prevent the leather from drying out and cracking.

Store properly. Store your black leather mules in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Stuff them with tissue paper to help them maintain their shape.

Polish. Use a high-quality leather polish to shine your black leather mules. Apply the polish with a soft cloth and buff with a shoe brush to give them a shiny finish.

Italeau’s waterproof and stain resistant leather makes cleaning and upkeep of your black leather mules a breeze. You’re sure to get more wear out of each pair when compared to their cheap, factory made counterparts. 


What other types of footwear does Italeau make other than black mules?

At Italeau, we make more than just phenomenal black mules

No matter what the weather, we believe that a woman’s shoes are her signature — her stamp of individuality and personal flair. While it’s important to keep up with trends every season, classic silhouettes never go out of style. They can take you from any special event to a casual day out with ease — making sure that your look is always on-point and something you can be proud to call your own. From pointed toe loafers and classic mule sandals to strappy flat sandals and waterproof ankle boots, ladies' shoes are an essential component of designing any versatile wardrobe suited for all seasons.
All of our handcrafted Italian leather or suede shoes are waterproof and stain resistant - so life can carry on no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Shop some of our best sellers today, your feet and your friends will thank you.
#1. Waterproof Foliana Shearling BootiesDesigned for comfort, style and function, our bestselling bootie is here just in time for the coldest months in new, exciting colors and fully lined in genuine shearling. Sleek, versatile and, of course, waterproof, this little bootie proves you can have it all.

#2. Teresa Flexlite LoafersLoafers are a style staple. Versatile and practical, chic and comfy, these have an elegantly curved topline and clean lines. Designed for everyday, these come in a variety of leather & suede combinations, our Teresa loafers will instantly elevate your look.
#3. Valleria Flexlite FlatsThese are shoes you can really live your life in. A slightly fuller coverage flat made from super-soft (waterproof) Italian leather. Valleria is classic and so classy, offered in a range of neutrals and skin tones, you will want these in multiple colors!

#4. Ceselli SneakersLuxury casualwear has solidified its place globally and our Ceselli sneakers complete the look. With a bit of a hiker vibe, these are minimal and modern - a year-round sneaker staple.

At Italeau, we believe that an item as important as your shoes should never be mass produced. That is why we create our footwear with careful intelligence, luxurious handiwork, and an attention to detail that makes our shoes stand above the rest. This is all done while paying homage to the ancient craftsmanship of Italian shoemaking that has been passed down generation after generation. We are proud to bring forth the perfect combination of comfort and style through our quality craftsmanship and modern design philosophies.



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A combination of luxury materials and cutting edge technology to offer lasting comfort.


Authentic Italian craftmanship bringing you true quality, timeless essentials.


Ethically made in small batches by artisans paid fair, living wages.


Shop now and pay later. Also, enjoy free shipping and returns on all orders.


We pair luxury materials with cutting edge technology to offer lasting comfort.


Authentic Italian craftmanship bringing you true quality, timeless essentials.

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