Some trends subscribe to the idea that everyone, no matter how ridiculous, gets 15 minutes of fame. Others, however, are in it for the long haul. One such trend intent on sticking it out and becoming a closet staple is the backless mule. Whether you opt for a easy soft leather version or spice things up with fringe or snakeskin, this shoe style is sure to last you through the end of the year (and maybe even into next year too!). Shop my favorite styles below.