New in my Wardrobe: Birkenstock Boston Mules + Try-On Thoughts

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These days, it’s becoming more acceptable for outfits to skew more towards comfortable as opposed to glamorous. And when you think about it, the shift has been happening for a while. We’ve totally embraced all the “ugly” things we slammed – bucket hats, baggy jeans, dad-sandals. And over time, the humble Birkenstock sandal has weaselled its way to the top of the many lists when it comes to footwear staples. To clarify, I’ve always been a Birkenstock Arizona enthusiast. I had a cheap knock-off pair during high school and then bought my first legit pair while on honeymoon in Europe almost 7 years ago. The rest they say is history as I’m now onto my third pair after completely wearing down my previous two pairs. I’m not averse to a pair of chunky sandals and the Arizona style? Huge tick from me. 

Birkenstock mules (also here and here!), Everlane jacket* (sz XXS), Everlane knit* (new season version linked – sz S), Nobody Denim jeans (new season version linked), Celine bag (watch my comprehensive review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

But it’s been a different story when it comes to the Boston mules. The truth is, I long held the view that they were the fugliest pairs of shoes to ever exist! The clog style looked so dowdy and clunky to me during a time when I was wearing high heels and prioritising shoes that were generally very bad for my feet. Fast forward to now? I eat my words. I can’t quite pinpoint when my disapproval turned to desire but one thing’s for certain – the slow burn has made this particular purchase a weirdly satisfying one! Don’t get me wrong, they’re still pretty fugly, but in the best way possible! And would you believe that it took me almost 18 months to get my hot little hands on a pair of these? They sell out so quickly (even if you pop yourself on numerous wait lists!) and I decided to give up my hunt for a taupe pair because they were just so hard to come by. Instead I nabbed a pair in clay but not before seeing a taupe-ish shade in the shearling version in my size too. I ended up grabbing both pairs to give both a try to see which version I prefer. 

Boston Fell Mules in Shearling-Lined Stone Coin Suede (similar here, here and here) & Boston Mules in Clay Suede (similar here and here)

It goes without saying that the Boston mules give off very strong slipper vibes. My husband was slightly puzzled that I was expanding my slipper collection before I clarified and said these were in fact outdoor shoes (which I think just confused him a bit more). 

collage of two photos of petite woman trying on birkenstock boston mules in blog post

Boston Fell Mules in Shearling-Lined Stone Coin Suede (similar here, here and here) & Boston Mules in Clay Suede (similar here and here) styled with Arket striped knit (sz XS) and Frankie Shop trousers (sz S – also here)

I love the look of both pairs – and while I prefer the stone coin suede colour on the shearling-lined version I bought to try, the fur detail is just a bit too extra and the mules gravitate more towards slippers than I would probably like to channel when I’m out and about. On the flip side, I was apprehensive about the colour of the clay suede pair I ordered as I thought it might wash me out given my skin tone, but I’m very pleased with how they’ve come up. I can see myself wearing this pair throughout the summer with a pair of light-coloured neutral trousers and even when the weather gets cooler, I’ll happily rock these with a pair of colourful socks (much to the disapproval of Past-Vee!). 

After making the decision to keep the clay suede pair, I wasted no time taking my new Bostons out for a spin. While it’s technically Spring here in Sydney, it’s still pretty cold and chilly, so I ended up popping on a pair of socks and my feet were very happy. 

collage of two photos of woman wearing birkenstock boston mules and trench coat in try-on post

Birkenstock mules (also here and here!), Everlane jacket* (sz XXS), Everlane knit* (new season version linked – sz S), Nobody Denim jeans (new season version linked), Celine bag (watch my comprehensive review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

As for comfort, both versions of the Boston are excellent. One of the key differences between the knock-offs and the real version, is the fact that the comfort of the genuine article is unparalleled. The contoured footbeds are designed to stretch, flex and move naturally as you walk ensuring these are comfortable all-day. 

In the short period of time since ordering these, receiving them and preparing this blog post, the two styles that I managed to order have now sold out – proving just how popular these are right now. I’ve done my best to link other options for you in this blog post so you can try them out for yourself. 

As always, thanks for stopping by.

P.S. Here’s a catalogue of my daily outfits and you can click on each look for information about the pieces I’m wearing, sizing information and any valid discount codes.

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