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I don't know what I was thinking back in the days I frequently scrunched my toes into strappy, six-inch stilettos. Just thinking about it gives my feet the willies.

Thankfully, I don't have to do that anymore, as the retail gods have been churning out equally comfortable and versatile mule sandals in droves all year long. And now, thanks to this list of affordable mule picks, you won't have to endure stiletto pain, either.

Aleksa Low Vamp Kitten Heeled Mules ($25, Target)

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So affordable!

The Harper Mule in Metallic ($148, Madewell)

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Would you expect anything less than perfect from Madewell?

Premium Leather Toni Mules ($61, ASOS)

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If Twiggy is your icon, take a page from her book with these mod mules.

Tamika Leather Premium Loafer Mules ($95, ASOS)

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There is no better way to describe these bad boys than *chef's kiss.*

Junebug Mules ($23, Target)

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Sometimes, simplicity is key, and that's definitely why these cheap mules are so dang cute.

Spirit Cross Strap Mules ($68, Topshop)

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A night out calls for an outfit that turns heads; these color-shifting mules will do just that.

Hanger Wide Fit Mules ($20, ASOS)

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Where my wide-fit babes at?

Miriam Crossband Quilted Mules ($33, Target)

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Quilted fabric creates even more comfort for those precious feet.

Carvela Brocade Mule with Jewels ($122, ASOS)

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These fancy bad boys are on sale, so don't sleep on 'em.

Kari Studded Mules ($25, Target)

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Say yes to studs. 

Goldie Clear Strap Mules ($115, Topshop)

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The extra strap on these will really keep those feet in place! 'Sides, don't they just ooze "Clueless" vibes?

Alice Pointed Mules ($40, Topshop)

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Effortlessly chic. Look at that faux crocodile skin!

Beth Bow Mules ($23, Target)

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This bright-pink flat is blessing us with femininity and practicality.

Sculptured Heel Mules ($130, Topshop)

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You've got to treat these suede babies with the utmost care, but they'll be worth it.

Hal Ruffle Mules ($23, Target)

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These'll help you conquer your fear of mules and your fear of yellow.