The flat mule: not quite as sweet as a ballerina, not quite as masculine as a loafer, with the practicality of both. And you can just slide it on! This pair is made in Italy with a tapered, almond-shaped toe box and a demure little bow. And the higher vamp — no toe cleavage here — gives a little more coverage. (Read: no clacking.) Elegant and casual at the same time.