Why You Need To Buy Minimal Mules

When Sutro Footwear reached out that they wanted to collab and send me some product, I was so excited because I’ve heard really good things about them. Like all things, I’m super skeptical and nervous to tell a brand that I didn’t end up liking their product. That luckily didn’t happen with Sutro, once I received my mules, I was hooked because when it comes to shoes I am SOO picky. I use to buy cheap so I can have multiple pairs but as of lately, I’ve realized that owning a good quality pair of shoes actually saves me money in the long run. I’ve bought and thrown away a lot of shoes in a very short period of time it’s seriously depressing.

The older I get the smarter I get with my money, for example, I no longer shop at Forever 21 and not because they filed for bankruptcy or anything, just because I found once again that I was throwing out clothes after a few months because the quality wasn’t there (also donated a lot). 

When I’m shopping for shoes, I look for four things:

  • Style
  • Comfort
  • Quality
  • Price


It’s number one because if I don’t like the way the shoe visually looks, then I don’t want it. I don’t care how comfortable crocks are, or how popular Uggs and those Timberland boots are/were I won’t wear them. It has to be something I love or else I would just be unhappy wearing them and that’s a bummer. You should never buy anything you don’t 100% like, that’s just my rule. 


This goes back to the whole crock thing, I know they are like the most comfortable shoes but I will NEVER wear them. There are other high-end shoes that are visually pretty but super uncomfortable like this pair of Steve Madden heels I had a while ago. Every time no matter what I would get blisters in a matter of 2-3 hours which is really fast. I no longer put my feet through that hell because it’s not good for you. These mules are just perfect because they kind of go with a lot and they are comfortable to walk in forever.


As I said, I used to compromise quality over quantity which is a rookie mistake. Everyone told me that one day I will appreciate a good pair rather than 10 pairs and I use to roll my eyes because I thought I knew better. Now, I find myself waiting and splurging a little bit more from time to time on a good pair. 


This is very important for obvious reasons and the majority of us make our shoe buying decision based on this factor alone. I totally get it and you’re not wrong for considering it. Making sure a pair is within your budget is smart and if it’s not and you really want them, you need to start saving because it’s going to be worth it. Don’t forget to check off the rest of the boxes though, just because a shoe is very expensive, doesn’t mean it’s worth it.

Questions to ask yourself?

  • What does this shoe mean to me?
  • What does it say about me?
  • What will it do for me? 
  • Do I actually like the style of it?
  • Are they actually comfortable to walk in?
  • Do they feel cheap?
  • How much and is it worth it?

Why these mules?

What I love about them aside from the fact that they are so cute, comfortable, amazing quality, and priced just right Sutro Footwear is handcrafted. I also love that they go with almost everything. I’ve worn them with a long dress, short skirts, jeans, tights, shorts, I mean they literally go with everything. I wore them when I was in Lake Tahoe as well and not once did my feet hurt. I chose brown mules because it fit more of my style and I wear black a lot so I like my shoes to pop out sometimes but you can never go wrong with black either. Here are some other features you might want to know:

  • Full-grain Vegetal double-tanned leather upper
  • Full Glove leather lining
  • Leather stacked heel
  • Leather sole, covered with natural rubber for optimum traction
  • Almond-shaped toe
  • 1 ¼” heel height

You can learn more about them here.


Before I forget, these mules are currently on sale for 50% off! Such a score!


Sutro was kind enough to give me my own code, DAMARIS25 for you guys to get 25% off your entire purchase excluding sales and accessories.  

As always, thank you for reading, I appreciate you and your time. 



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