Can you feel it? That funny little hint of spring poking around in the air, leaving us with a very complicated weather forecast that we must navigate our wardrobes around. I’ve always deemed shoes the most difficult part of such a process. Can I show ankle, do I need socks, are boots too heavy for the rest of my outfit, will I be walking or seen enough for any of this to really matter? For a serial ankle shower like myself (they demand to be liberated at least once a week), it is pertinent to my survival of this very strange in-between season that I find a shoe with room for compromise. Enter the mule – a boot, pump, loafer hybrid that will make getting dressed for a partly sunny, possibly rainy, but also likely to drop to 45 degrees day a little bit easier.