Kmart's sell-out $20 shoes are back and shoppers are going crazy

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It's not often that a pair of $20 shoes become Australia's newest fashion staple, but Kmart's Casual Knit Square Toe Mules have done just that.

Fashion influencers around the country have been telling shoppers that they "need to go buy a pair right now" after the last shipment sold out within days.

In fact, this is the second time the budget retailer has re-released the knitted mules after a huge online plea for the stylish and "comfy" shoes to return.

On the left, a woman in a long black dress holds a black and white bag wearing Kmart's $20 knitted mules in black against a grey background. On the right, four colours of the mules sit above each other, in grey, olive, cream and black.
Kmart's $20 knitted mules are a viral sensation with fashion influencers around the country. Photo: Kmart

With a solid 4.9 stars on the Kmart website, shoppers are flooding in with rave reviews saying they're "lovely knit shoes, great quality for the price and very comfortable."

A second shopper spoke about her struggle to find shoes that fit, saying "I have wide feet that have never fit this style of shoe!!

"They fit in this shoe and they don’t look like they’re being smooshed!!

"I’m gate keeping this shoe just in case they sell out forever!!"


Other shoppers said they're "so easy to slide on and wear for any occasion, dress them up or down," making a great versatile shoe, with some even buying multiple colours.

TikTok can't get enough of them with influencers such as Olivia Burrows showing the shoes off to her 31,000 followers.

TikTok influencer Olivia Burrows shows her fans the black and cream knitted Kmart mules in front of her TV in her living room.
TikTok influencer Olivia Burrows is such a fan of the Kmart knitted mules that she bought two pairs, one in black and the other pair in cream. Photo: Tik Tok/oliviaburrows_

"Kmart have these shoes, they come in two colours," she tells her audience.

She then shows two outfits that go with the black and cream pair, with hundreds of her impressed followers commenting.

"Love them!" someone wrote.

"Might need to make a trip to Kmart."

CurvySam also showed her 58,000 followers the grey mules in multiple videos.

"These are the best!" a happy shopper wrote.

TikTok star CurvySam and her friend wear a matching grey pants and tshirt and kmart knitted mules on the left against a brick wall, while they wear blue jeans and a pink shirt in a change room with the same Kmart knitted mules on the right.
TikTok star CurvySam can't get enough of the Kmart knitted mules in grey. Photo: TikTok/curvysam

The mules are available in sizes from 5 to 11 in four versatile neutral colours: black, cream, olive green and grey, and easily go with any outfit as the weather warms up.

Other chic alternatives

Love this knitted mule look?

Shop Wittner's closed-in style at The Iconic in cream and tan, currently on sale.

James Smith also have their Cafe Society Woven Mules in a chic woven texture, while ASOS deliver a suede alternative in tan, with a wide option for those of us who need a little extra room.

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