Slippers & Sneakers | MULO launch Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection

A former Walpole Brand of Tomorrow, MULO today introduces their new Slippers and Sneakers collection for Autumn/Winter 2019 – from their classic espadrille to shearling-lined festive footwear.

Founded in 2012 by Tobias and Ingrid Cox, MULO footwear offers a contemporary British collection of re-imagined classics for smart-casual year-round styling for men.

Born out of a desire to turn the humble jute-and-canvas espadrille into the ultimate elevated essential, the couple has gone on to design and launch three further equally understated essential styles, which now include loafers, sneakers and slippers, with new options and colours launched each season. The design of all four shoe styles is based on the slim silhouette of a classic Oxford dress shoe giving them a satisfyingly streamlined core shape.

Whilst representing the very best in modern British styling, every shoe involves a premium construction, is expertly hand-made, has bespoke detailing (eg the Japanese linen braid on the espadrille and contour-matched rubber sole on the sneaker) and uses only the finest materials that are hardworking and responsibly sourced. Italian suedes, natural linens and shearling sheepskin form the backbone of the designs, with the added bonus of sports-industry engineering that adds maximum comfort to the premium fit.

For Autumn/Winter 2019, the MULO collection focuses on slippers and sneakers. The slippers come in two options, traditional slippers or backless slip-on slippers, and both are lined with the ultra-sumptuous and highly breathable natural shearling. The traditional slipper is so deceptively smart it can easily take a stroll down the road, but is ideally intended for lounging in serious style, whilst the backless style offers an even more relaxed option. Both retail at £145.00 and there are six colour options (navy, dark brown, grey green, red brown, mustard and light grey) for the traditional slipper and four (navy, dark brown, brown and grey) for the backless (in store from early September).

The sneakers are the newest style to join the MULO Collection this year and offer a year-round essential slip-on. The most minimalist sneaker you will ever likely to encounter, it has a robust rubber sole know as a Margom Cupsole, which is an Italian-made, premium grade rubber whose side edges cradle the famously soft suede uppers. The sneaker is, in essence, the super-durable rendering of the infamous MULO espadrille but with a smart weekend vibe. The sneakers retail at £165 and there are six colour options (navy, dark brown, grey green, red brown, mustard and grey) (in store from early September).

In the Resort Collection 2020, this MULO collection focuses on espadrilles and loafers, ideal for downtime and warmer climes. The espadrille is MULO’s signature shoe and is a hard-wearing re-imagining of the casual summer classic, but remade to be so much more and for any off-duty scenario. New for this collection is a ‘Tonal Braid’ style where the bespoke side braid complements the upper Italian suede in colour – navy or brown. Additionally there are seven lightweight linen and seersucker espadrilles to choose from for when the temperatures rise (navy weave, navy/red stripe, seersucker blue, light blue, natural, brown, dark blue) and eight supple Italian suede options (natural, rose, tan, taupe, green, brown, grey and navy). The linen and seersucker espadrilles retail at £115.00 and the suede and tonal braid espadrilles are £135.00 (in store from early November).

The loafer is a great option for the transitional spring and autumn months and is equally at home dressed up or down. Wholly sheathed in buttery soft Italian suede (natural, tan, light grey, asphalt and navy), it is a shoe that signals a degree of formal flair and is ideal for travelling. The foldable back heel (slate, light grey or light brown) and totally backless options (mustard or brown) can be easily kicked off when required. All retail at £145.00 and with light to dark colour options for each style (in store from early November).

Great for Christmas Gifts for men, looking for ideas for Christmas, the MULO Collection offers a choice of 43 shoe options across nine different styles and in half size options from size 5 to 13. They are ideal to wear when relaxing at home, for work, during the weekend, when on holiday, when in warmer climes and will make a great gift for Christmas.

All shoes come in beautifully boxed packaging and the shearling-lined slippers will be a firm favourite for a cosy fireside Christmas!