Ahead: velvet, glitter, and arch support.
‘Tis the season for parties and festive affairs. Whether it’s your annual office gathering or a night out with friends, holiday style takes center stage at the end of the year.
If you actually want to enjoy the next fête you are attending without ending up with sore feet, then you need to think in a different direction. Heels can be beautiful, but they are not exactly the most comfortable footwear option when you're headed out for a night of dancing and fun. Plus, with temperatures dipping and streets covered in ice, you really need a stable shoe. And obviously, there is nothing more stable than a flat.
Fortunately, holiday season gives us permission to wear all the glitter and sparkle we want, so a standard black leather loafer can be given a festive makeover by adding a few cheery little details like pearls and studs.
If you have your mind set on heels, though, there are also plenty of options that will add to your height and not blisters to your feet. Wedges are, of course, the first option that comes to mind — they are chic and comfortable. A block heel is also a great alternative. Metallic hues, rhinestones, and crystals will elevate any shoe style making it party-perfect. And if you’re really serious about the holidays, then you will love the pair of Katy Perry-designed mules that feature tinsel and mini wreaths on them.
Here, we've rounded up pairs of comfortable shoes that will match the festive vibe of your next holiday party.