Rockport Peru Pointed Toe Mule Review

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Mules are a must-have staple for spring and summer, though they can be enjoyed year round. Rockport’s Peru is a gorgeous pair that offers an easy-wearing slip-on design and lower heel height. A supple calfskin upper and deep heel cushioning contribute to the overall comfort and enjoyment you get while rocking a pair of these fashion-friendly shoes. No matter what kind of occasion you’re headed to, Peru will have you looking your best and feeling even better!

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Calfskin Upper
  • Rubber Sole
  • Slip-On Mule
  • Deep Set Heel
  • Flexibility
Cons
  • Narrow Toe
  • Cost
Sole

Sole

This mule has a rubber sole that offers better traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Rubber is a long-lasting and durable material that will extend the life of your shoes and will end up saving you money in the long run. Rubber is also non-marking which means you won’t have to worry about scuffing floored surfaces when you walk across them. Another bonus to this material is that it's quiet and won't click or make any noise when you step down. This is important to many women who wear shoes with a heel who don't want to walk around making a bunch of noise with every step. Rubber is the best choice for both safety and comfort as its water-resistant and weatherproof.
Style

Style

This slip-on mule features a pointed toe and gorgeous heel structure that makes it a must-have for fashionable ladies. This style of footwear goes back to ancient Rome and became a popular choice of footwear in 16th century Europe. These shoes have changed greatly in their design over the centuries but have remained a popular style of footwear that looks good with practically any kind of outfit and is perfect for ladies who enjoy looking their best. Whether you're headed out for an evening on the town or just for a stroll to the shopping mall with your friends this pair will have you looking your best and feeling even better. It's made with comfort-enhancing features and offers a superior kind of enjoyment that is ideal for everyday wear.
Cushioning

Cushioning

Complete with sole innovation technologies that provide greater depth in the heel cushioning, the slip-on is like a treat for your feet. The added cushion in the heel helps to better absorb shock and impact from every step and lessens the instance of foot pain so you can feel your best no matter how many hours you're on your feet. The underside of the foot is a delicate area that supports the entire weight of your body which is why it needs some extra TLC every now and then. The unique cushioning this shoe offers was designed to help relieve those aches and pains and let you carry on with your busy schedule pain-free.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Peru offers an extremely flexible sole that lets you move whichever way you choose without feeling restricted. Flexibility is important because otherwise, you may have to change the way that you walk entirely just to accommodate the stiffer shoe. This can also put added strain on your feet because you won't be able to twist and turn the way that you want to if your shoe is too stiff to move with you. Luckily Peru was designed to encourage natural movement and to allow for unrestricted wear. Some heels are just so uncomfortable because the materials they're made from won't bend with the movements that your foot makes so they almost confine you and can actually end up hurting your feet after a while.
Comfort

Comfort

Who doesn't enjoy a comfortable pair of shoes?! Peru offers a slip-on structure that makes for effortless on-off wearability. It's open back keeps your feet nice and cool even when the weather outside is scorching. Its extra padding and deep heel cushion ensure that you won't have any aches or pains and prevent foot fatigue even after long hours of wear. The pointed toe can be an issue for some women who find it a little narrow for their wider feet. If you're finding that the fit to be too tight you can always opt for half size up from what you normally wear to give yourself a little extra room in the forefoot.
Colors

Colors

This mule comes in your choice of black or white which are both neutral and easily blendable colors. This makes matching them with all your favorite outfits super effortless and lets you look your best no matter what clothing or accessories you choose to wear. The white pair has a brown contrast strike around the cuff of the upper that gives it a novel spin while the black has the same cuff line only in solid matching colors. The white pair looks great with loosely flowing slacks, a summer dress, or even a denim skirt and can be matched with lighter-colored clothing for a flawless finish. For the darker pair, I would stick to blacks, browns, blues, and even orange-colored attire because they’ll blend best with the dark shade.
Materials

Materials

Peru’s made from 100% calfskin which is a soft material that feels beautiful next to your skin. It also helps to wick excess moisture away and control odors by inhibiting the growth of those pesky odor-causing bacteria. It keeps you cooler in the summer thanks to its breathable texture that allows for better airflow inside the material. This makes for an excellent slip-on shoe and is ideal for wearing when the weather outside is warm and muggy. The rubber sole is perfect for year round wear because it's water and weather-resistant. It also offers a better grip than most others so you can walk with peace of mind and not have to continuously worry about slipping or falling.
Heel

Heel

If you've ever tried walking in a pair of sky-high heels then you know how tough it can be. Trying to wabble your way down the street can get tiring after a while and can make your legs, feet, hips, and lower back feel achy and fatigued. This is why it's always better to opt for a slightly lower heel and one that's not too thin. Thin spikes are even tougher to walk on and can make you change the way you stride entirely. Peru offers a nice heel height that's not too low or too high! It lets you walk naturally while still giving you that added height you crave so you can feel glamorous all the time. This style of heel elongates the appearance of your legs for a sexy finish that looks stellar with practically any kind of apparel like pants, dresses, skirts, and even shorts.
Price

Price

Peru’s a little on the pricey side, however, if you're willing to pay a bit more for quality and designer choice of footwear and this is an excellent option to consider. It delivers a stylish finish and comforting ride that's perfect for everyday wearing. Whether you're headed to the shopping mall or out for a night on the town this is an excellent shoe that delivers solid quality. However, if you're looking for a shoe that’s cheaper this isn't the best option for you and you should take this into consideration before making a decision.
Width

Width

One complaint among wearers is that Peru is a little narrow in the toe, this is probably because of its pointed shape that limits the wiggle room. If you have wider feet this could be a bit of a problem and you might want to consider a half-size larger than what you normally wear to give yourself a bit of extra room. However, if you have narrow feet the shoe will fit beautifully and runs true size other than the narrow forefoot.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, Rockport's Peru is a stylish choice of footwear that's perfect for warm sunny weather. Its calfskin material wicks all that excess sweat and moisture away from the skin for an all-day dry feeling and lets plenty of air flow. The rubber sole makes you feel more secure and takes away the worry of accidental slips and falls which I found to be a great benefit of this pair. Peru's slip-on design is so easy to manage and the pointed toe really adds to its overall sense of fashionability. One of the great things about these shoes is that you can wear them practically anywhere and with anything because they're just so versatile and their neutral shades are perfect for matching with all colors of apparel and accessories. Comfort won't be an issue thanks to the superior underfoot cushioning and deep-set heel that better absorbs the shock of impact from every step, while the flexible sole lets you move unrestricted. Despite being a little expensive, Peru offers good value overall because it's well made and extremely comfy to wear.