Bestselling Men's Mules & Clogs in 2021
Skechers Sport Equalizer Coast To Coast Mule,Black,10.5 M US
UGG Men's Classic Clog Mule, Stout, 12 M US
- Uggpure wool lining
- Rich full-grain leather upper
- Lightweight and flexible eva outsole
Sanita Women's Pu-w Mule, Black, 39 EU/8-8.5 M US
- Slip-on mule featuring water-resistant upper with snub toe and comfort arch support
Crocs Men's Swiftwater Deck Clog M Mule, Slate Grey, 9 M US
- Perforated uppers improves air flow, siped outsole
- Adjustable heel strap lets you fine-tune fit with rubber outsole
- Iconic comfort: original croslite foam cushion
- Half size: size down
OOFOS OOcloog Clog, Black/Matte Finish, 9 B Women / 7 D(M) US Men
- OOfoam Recovery Technology absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam
- Patented footbed cradles your arches to reduce stress on sore feet, ankles, knees and lower back
- Biomechanically designed to allow natural motion
- Machine washable
YOWESHOP Slip Resistant Chef Clogs - Kitchen Non Slip Work Shoes Black for Men Women
- Anti-Slip Work Safety Shoes is perfect for chef,doctors,nurses or anyone looking for the perfect working clog
- Restaurant Slip Resistant Clog Mule featuring adjustable backstrap and massage-po footbed,Shoe insole with Breatable Hole
- Non Slip Chef Shoes-unique anti-slip system instantly disperses water film to achieve skid stains on washing liquid ect.
- Molded removable cushioned insole with vent channels, Swiveled blackstrap converts clog from sling back to a slide
- Professional Unisex chef Shoes enhanced arch support ensures all-day comfort.
crocs Unisex Bistro Graphic Clog Mule, Multi, 9 US Men / 11 US Women
- Choose from the following graphic options: Tie Dye, Fish Bones, Bacon & Eggs, Pots & Pans, Flames, Sushi, and more!
- Crocs lock slip resistant tread
- Enclosed toe design and thicker metatarsal area to help protect foot from kitchen spills
- Croslite material construction makes it lightweight yet durable
- Iconic crocs comfort
- Astm f2913-11 tested, ce certified
crocs Men's Yukon Mesa Clog M Mule, Black/Black, 12 M US
- Clog featuring water-drainage ports and adjustable hook-and-loop backstrap
Crocs Men's Yukon Mesa Camo Clog M Mule, Black, 12 M US
- Genuine leather uppers with strap detail and 65-mm heel height
UGG Men's Classic Clog Mule, Black, 9 M US
- Rich full grain leather upper
- Cushioning foam lined insole with 17mm UGGpure wool that naturally wicks away moisture
Merrell Men's Encore Gust Slip-On Shoe,Smooth Bug Brown Leather,12 M US
- Polished slip-on with supportive sole unit and padded collar
- Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock. Compression molded EVA footframe for stability and comfort
- Ortholite footbed
- Breathable mesh lining wicks to keep feet dry
- Molded nylon arch shank
Men's Skechers Oswald - Balder Work Clogs BLACK 10 M
- Work clog featuring shock-absorbing padded footbed, padded collar, and OSHA-compliant slip-resistant outsole
- Ventilating ports at medial side
Sunville Men's Perforated Garden Clog Shoes Navy 9
Bishop, California: Home of Mule Days
This past week CNN reported on Rep. Buck McKeon's quest to have a museum built honoring mules in Bishop, California. The Mule Days website (www.muledays.org), describes the event as part mule show, test of skills, and wild west show.
Not a horse, not a donkey, but a combination of both. The mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse which is classified as a kind of F1 hybrid. The term "mule" (Latin mulus) was formerly applied to the offspring of any two creatures of different species or today known as a hybrid. Because donkeys have 62 chromosomes, whereas horses have 64, their offspring only have 63 chromosomes which cannot evenly divide. Thus, mules can not breed and produce offspring of their own.
The qualities the mule obtains from the donkey are sure-footedness, patience, and endurance. Vigour, strength and courage comes from the horse. Mules can live between 30 and 50 years and range in size from 38 to 63 inches (mules are measured in hands from wither to the bottom of the forefoot), weighing in at up to and beyond a 1000 pounds. A mule makes a sound similar to a donkey's but also has the whinnying sound of a horse. Mules come in all colors, depending on the mare they were bred from. The mule was preferred by early settlers and farmers because of their strength and durability. Early settlers to the western territory chose the beast over others because of those very traits.
Until the arrival of the tractor, mules were used for heavy farming. Missourian's, for example, perfected their breeding techniques by looking for stronger, larger horses and then mating them with the more stronger donkey.
Although mules were excellent for farming and trekking west, they were also used in the Civil War along with horses. The need for horses by the army and crop reduction in the south, due to the war, drove mule prices down to almost half the price before the war. In desparation to make a living and help the North and South (whoever the farmer favored), farmers switched from breeding mules to horses. After the war, mules prices went up to their original price before the war started and farmers started breeding them again.
The term 'Missouri Mule' didn't really take off until the 1904 Worlds Fair, held in the Show-Me state. Mules of every type and variety were on exhibit from Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and a few other states. Newspapers wrote articles of how Missouri had the finest bred mules. The Missouri bred mules won top awards at the Fair. On exhibit was Missouri Queen, the largest mule in the world weighing 2,300 pounds and standing 18 Â¾ hands high (72 inches).
When World War I came along, the mule proved its strength and endurance abilities once again by helping pull heavy machinery and field artillery. The Missouri Mule was considered the best breed for this when exported to France. Although not as popular in World War II, mules were still used.
After World War II mules were used in the Marshall Plan. This was a government program to help Europe rebuild from the ravages of war. Mules could be found throughout Europe, harnessed to plows along side their equistrine relatives.
Today the mule is no longer used for farming. As mentioned earlier, the tractor is the replacement. Today mules are used in sports such as pulling exhibitions, and through the efforts of mule lovers, show competitions in Western and English Pleasure riding.
The Missouri Mule was designated the official Missouri state animal by Governor Mel Carahan on May 31, 1995.
As noted above, mules can only be born through the mating of a male donkey and female horse. But, modern science has even topped that. The baby mule, Idaho Gem, was born May 4, 2003. It is the first clone of a hybrid animal.