High Heel Backless Mules
Click on any sexy high heel mule pictures below to get more information about the sexy high heel backless shoes, or to see a larger image, or to purchase the women's open toe footwear. Clear, feather trimmed, animal print, lacy, platform and slippers are just some of the styles available. We even have some style available in wide width and many styles in sizes 6 to 16.
Definition: A mule is a type of shoe that is backless. If a shoe has no back or strap around the heel and is designed for the foot to slide into the shoe, it is a mule...however, it was originally just a closed toe backless shoe. In ancient Rome, a mulleus (meaning Reddish) was a ceremonial shoe made of dark red leather, worn by highly-placed Roman officials. Later the term "mule" referred to the shape of the shoe, not the color or material. In the Baroque period (1680-1720), mule shoes with heels were favored by both men and women. Throughout the times that followed ancient Rome, the mule shoe conveyed status by implying luxury. Common people could not work wearing a shoe that would slip off so easily. The elite in society showed they had no need to work by displaying their feet in backless shoes. (eHow.com)