As part of their Martha Stuart Collection, Aersoles gives us the Out of Town Mule. Simple, yet it defines what it means to remain powerful and full of sophistication. There is a relaxing nature to it; as well as, a touch of an on-the-go and in-the-hunt type of spirit. It’s as though these are ready for a job interview and a gathering among friends at the exact same time. Furthermore, for those looking for a smart appeal, as it were, these can get the job done. Ready for the office, they work well with slacks or a pencil skirt. With that being stated, we need to find out if the fit and comfort can match this desirable look. And if so, then we can come to the understanding that these are a must-have grab for any professional woman’s lineup.
With a pointy toe design
and genuine leather upper
, these mules speak volumes of business and intelligence. In essence, these are great for an office atmosphere
. In addition, the heel is minimal, thereby these are flats with a professional attitude. With a chic touch, you don't have to be in business or in an office to enjoy these. Whether you are dressing for that smarter appeal or are adventuring within Cosplay
, this is a pair which handles the job with an elegant solution. And although there are minimal color varieties available, the tones given allow for a bit of sexiness and professionalism
all intermingling into one spirited notion. At the end of the day, the aesthetics work wonderfully at given us the ability to dress and play alike.
Aersoles is known for its ability to bring comfort at an affordable rate. Uniquely enough, a lot of their footwear utilizes a diamond tread traction
, as is the case with this particular product. That tread works to disperse energy away from the foot; that is, less impact at points of interest is the result, thus comfort remains at the top. Furthermore, this specific item is part of a larger collection having the name Martha Stuart attached. And although some might not be familiar with Aersoles as a name, most are intimate with the Martha Stuart brand. When it is all said and done, however, Aerosoles does a fine job at bringing comfort to the forefront
within their designs. The brand might not be famous to everyone, but for those who know the name, there are many return customers.
Unfortunately, one of the downturns of this model is the lack of color alternatives. Black and tan are what we are given. Considering the placement and environment of where these are meant to be worn, however, the two colors are the correct solution. For example, a bright purple might not be the best option for a professional, office workplace, as it were. Furthermore, the two tones really do look great with slacks or pencil skirts. You can choose to remain bold and professional or add a bit of sexiness to the overall appearance. Either way, the colors available may be minimal, but they do enhance the environment in which this product will, most likely, be. As such, color takes a hit but not a huge one.
Having a cushioned footbed with a memory foam insole helps these to give a custom experience. The more they are worn, the more they fit an individual's foot. Furthermore, with the rubber outsole made of diamond flex traction, energy disperses away from critical areas of feet. In essence, this serves to raise comfort levels by reducing the amount of pressure at major focal points while standing, walking, and etc. Also, the leather upper may be stiff at first (prior to break-in period) but will soften as the miles begin to stack up. And with the proper treatment and care
of the upper, there is no reason that comfort levels cannot soar to wonderful heights; especially as days turn into months and so forth. When it is all said and done, comfort levels remain high.
The upper has genuine leather as a material. With the correct care, this is a material which can last for years to come; especially if these are worn in minimal settings and not utilized as day-to-day wear. We are not saying, however, these are not rated for day-to-day wear (because they are), but rather, the obvious solution to longevity is to minimize the amount footwear is worn consecutively. After all, when longevity increases, durability does so as well, and vice versa. The main thing to remember when considering durability is to always wear your items in the places they have the design for. For these, specifically, an office type of setting will suffice, or even a gentle Cosplay setting. In other words, we don't want to wear these to the next mud race
, so to speak.
These are slip-on, and as a result, maintain the comforts that go along with the initial design. In addition, the insole is memory foam, which serves to solidify and customize the foot's placement within. Also, we are given the diamond flex, rubber outsole. This outsole separates the amount of pressure at any given spot on the foot. This means that fatigue levels reduce while fitting and comfort rise. Also, the comfort footbed works to initiate cushioning; as well as, does a fine job at seating feet where they should be within. Finally, there are half sizes available to reach an optimum fit. This means, overall, this product hits the marks with this area. As such, if you are searching for something which fits as great as it looks, then these might just be what the doctor ordered.
When it comes to mules and slip-on footwear, in general. flexibility is somewhat given within the opening design. After all, the foot will lift from the footbed with each step taken, more or less. What we are examining, however, is how the mule behaves as a whole unit. With this item, the rubber outsole is minimal enough to allow for high flexibility. Also, after the break-in period, the leather upper bends and retracts the softer it becomes. So, for our evaluation, flexibility remains high within the realm of wearing these past the break-in period. In a basic sense, flexibility may be good out of the box but will increase with each passing day and every subsequent step taken. This, also, means that comfort will increase within this idea, as well.
Grip & Heel
The bottom, or outsole, is made with rubber. And although rubber is the general compound we initially look for when it comes to finding a great pair having an anti-slip feature, this is one design which does not cater to this notion. The diamond flex tread is perfect for dispersing energy, but the shallowness and pattern will trap water. In other words, these will work great on carpet but not so much in a place where water puddles may be the norm. Secondly, this is a low-heel creation. By default, the lower the heel, the more comfortable the day's experience is going to be, especially considering longer hours of a day. In other words, this design is ideal for office work environments and can help maintain healthier feet, as a result.
Genuine Leather Upper
Memory Foam Insole
Diamond Flex Traction
Half Sizes Available
Mule, Pointy Toe Styling
You may or may not be surprised to find out that half sizes are just not as readily available as they should be. Some footwear may have a few half sizes or not any at all. With this product. however, we don't need to worry about such nuances, as half sizes are available between 5.5 and 10.5, with size 5 being the small side and 12 remaining at the high side. And although it isn't perfect in the sizing arena, the choices made available, definitely, works in this item's favor. Finally, with the material grade being an important factor, this pair hits the bar. We have genuine leather as an upper and a rubber outsole. Furthermore, the cushioning we find in between is on par, as well. As such, the overall key features of this item match up to the overall appearance; that is, these look and feel good.
Pricing is, usually, where everything falls apart. We find a product that looks great, feels better and is sure to impress. Unfortunately, when we check the pricing, are mouth gapes open with shock and bewilderment. Sometimes, this is due to brand name. Other times, not so much. Thankfully, however, we find an item which appeals visually, performs well within the technical aspects and, also, retains a decent price tag. It isn't overly high, especially considering all of the elements we gain after the purchase. In fact, these are not high at all in the overall scheme of things and remain budget-friendly, in terms of both style and design. In other words, we are gaining a lot for the fraction of the cost.
After carefully considering the material makeup, we can only come to the conclusion that these have a solid build which remains durable. Also, the technical aspects of this item suffice for bringing comfort throughout a day's journey within an office environment. In addition, the pointy toe styling is perfect for allowing us to dress with a professional tone. We can even choose to remain within that realm, change over to something sexier, or mix the two ideas rather easily within this setup. Our choice in clothing dictates the outcome from a product which harbors these three characteristics. Furthermore, we are given ample size solutions and the overall pricing allows for a wider range of customer base to be reachable. These do, however, fall short within the array of colors we receive, or the lack thereof. And although we would prefer to see more colors, within this regard, the two tones of black and tan do cover a decent scope for matching with many wardrobe possibilities. Because of these points, and the fact that these feminize within a professional sense, the scoring remains high with this product. And at the end of the day, it makes for a perfect day!