Asos My stepmother hates mules, and having heard her tale of woe as to why she hates them, I tend to shy away from mules as well. The basic story is, she tripped, did her ankle in and hasn't worn the backless shoe style since. Since I'm clumsy, I have avoided mules ever since, knowing that if my usually sure-footed stepmum can her herself, I definitely can. However, something always comes along that makes you rethink everything, such as these gold diamante mules from They're pretty. They're Gina-esque. They're only £32. They're worth risking a broken ankle over.  [Toni Stokes]