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Mules and slides are definitely having a moment. The summer shoe is a go-to for the season because it’s breathable and easy to walk in without veering into iffy flip flop territory. You’ve probably spent a lunch break or two toggling between tabs for Gucci’s crossover sandal and Mansur Gavriel’s lush suede styles, trying to figure out whether you could afford at least one of them, but you don’t necessarily have to choose.
Camper’s Karolina mules kind of look like those two super-popular slides had a lovechild without costing nearly as much. This style from the Spanish brand with a cult following for ugly shoes maintains comfort by way of a chunky heel and goatskin lining.
They’re on sale now for $105, down from $140. Check them out for yourself now at Camper’s stores in Soho (110 Prince Street) and midtown (635 Madison Avenue) before you close the books on summer shopping.