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The Barlow Mule
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The Barlow Mule
The Barlow Mule
The Barlow Mule
Product Details
Sleek and simple, this slip-on mule has an oh-so-walkable stacked heel. Inspired by luxury shoemakers, this effortless shoe is made of rich leather, right down to the easy-to-break-in soles. When you select your size, "H" equals a half size.
  • 1 1/4" heel.
  • Leather upper, lining and sole.
  • Import.
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Barlow Mule

The Barlow Mule is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday mules. These mules are beautiful- all leather, easy on my feet. Sizing information: I wear a women's 7.5 / 8. Based on reviews, I ordered both sizes b/c I knew I needed these in my closet (nearest Madewell store is 150+ miles away). I chose to keep the 7.5. My heel is close to the edge as other reviews state; however, these mules will give the more I wear them b/c they are all leather. In a size 8, the length was to my liking, but the width was not. Every couple of steps my feet would slip out (about half way- even caught myself using my toes to grip on to them!) So there you have my story. Hope this helps you with your sizing decision ;)
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with skinnies, cali boot cut, dresses, everything! One of my favourite pairs of shoes I own! I can wear them all day and still be comfortable. I sized up 1/2 a size because everyone was saying to in the reviews. I was glad a first but as you wear them the leather relaxes and I think I would have been better off with my real size. Definitely recommend, they go great with my skinny jeans, cali boot jeans, boyfriend jeans, dresses, ANYTHING!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely shoes These mules are very comfy, easy to wear. The materials and quality are top notch. Love the style. Very happy with these!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect shoe! They were a bit off in sizing, i had to go up a half size, but when i did so they fit perfectly. I've worn them every single day since buying them. Living in NYC a comfortable shoe is really important to me, and i would consider this a good long wear city shoe! (give or take a blister or two to break them in for long walks). I highly recommend to anyone who is even considering purchasing.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE perfect mule I adore this shoe for so many reasons: 1. I have very wide feet with large bunions that need to be surgically addressed. And these leather mules fit perfectly (I am a trie 8 and the 8 was perfect). 2. The leather is so soft its like wearing slippers. 3. The tiny "heel" is perfect for all day wear - plenty of support. 4. Talk. About. Style! I hate wearing flats, but these are so classic, simple, yet stylish I wear them nearly all weekend, every weekend. 5. Come cooler weather (one day in SoCal it'll happen!) I can wear these to work with a fun sweater dress and still be corporately approved. You won't regret them - I have the black and will be ordering the other color.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy! I LOVE these mules. I'm a teacher, so I'm on my feet walking for 7-8 hours a day, and these are my new favorite shoes for work. They were instantaneously comfortable and I want to buy the brown pair now as well. For reference, I wear a 10 and I have fairly wide feet; the 10s fit perfectly.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE. Originally bought these in a 7.5 (my usual size in Madewell flats and boots) and had to size up to an 8 since my heel hung over a bit. I LOVE the look of these. They're super sleek without making your feet look bigger. Super comfortable and they stay on my feet well. Another plus is that the bottoms are softer and don't clank on hard floors.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love! You guys, I LOVE these mules. I had been kicking myself for missing out on Madewell's last mule style (released last summer) and then these showed up in new arrivals and I knew I had to try! I tried them on in person in the store and knew they had to come home with me. The leather is high quality and they are very comfortable. I was deciding between my true size and going up a half size, but with the help of the lovely girls in the shop, decided on my true size. They will stretch a bit. Big fan.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great color, runs a bit small. I've been waiting for these mules to be restocked for a while and was excited when I saw them again! I ordered my usual 8 1/2 size in Madewell shoes and was surprised that they were a bit small when I tried them on at home. I exchanged them for a 9 and they are great. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a simple, comfortable mule.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs a little small I saw these shoes online and immediately fell in love. I'm usually a 9.5-10, so I ordered a 10 just in case. The 10 fits, but I'm worried they might be a little too small There is no size 10.5 so I'm just going to keep them and hope the leather stretches a little.
Date published: 2016-07-29
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