21 Stylish Party Shoes That Won’t Wreck Your Feet
‘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.
Louise et Cie Casa Flats
The satin fabric and crystal-embellished strap elevate these classic flats to a new level.
To buy: zappos.com, $110
Calvin Klein Ghita Flats in Gold Foiled Lizard
Elegant and comfortable, these t-strap flats can be worn with both dresses and pants.
To buy: zappos.com, $109
Marc Jacobs Remi Chain Link Ankle Boot in Silver
These silver ankle boots have only a 2-inch block heel and are the ultimate statement pieces.
To buy: zappos.com, $450
Sol Sana Bruno Boot
Its timeless silhouette with a touch of gold makes these booties a comfy holiday footwear option.
To buy: zappos.com, $200
Bandolino Franci Wedges
A wedge heel is your best bet if you want to add to your height without making your feet suffer.
To buy: zappos.com, $60
Sarto by Franco Sarto Venna Mule in Antique Leather
This chic mule features a squared-off toe and metal hardware detailing but what we love the most about it is its unexpected metallic hue.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $109
Christian Louboutin Spiked Sun Glitter Mule
This festive mule will brighten up any holiday outfit. It has multi-level spikes and a glittery upper.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $725
Kate Spade New York Glendi Mule in Gold
This Italian-made glitter-encrusted mule is the epitome of a holiday chic.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $278
Valentino Garavani Ankle Strap Flat
The gold metallic studs add a bit of an edge to these elegant pointy-toe leather flats.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $995
Jeffrey Campbell Civil Studded Loafer
The soft blush suede upper and the embellished heel are for those who favor classic styles with an unexpected twist.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $170
Linea Paolo Nadia Embellished Flat in Gold Leather
Nothing beats a classic pointy-toe flat when it comes to comfort and this one is holiday-appropriate thanks to the beautiful pearly details.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $120
Yosi Samra Vera Studded Loafer in Black
For those who can’t really go crazy with their footwear at their office Christmas party, this black leather shoe is for you—it’s simple yet festive thanks to the golden studs.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $118
Cole Haan Tali Bow Loafer in Nude Velvet
Millennial pink lovers, this is the ideal holiday loafer for you.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $190
J.Crew Avery Tweed Pumps
These vintage-inspired pumps have a pretty bow detailing and the fabric they are made of features a touch of metallic sparkle.
To buy: jcrew.com, $143
Stuart Weitzman The Décor Sneaker in Silver
If your style is casual, consider these slip-on kicks in silver leather—the classic sneaker-inspired silhouette is finished off with cheery pearls and gems.
To buy: stuartweitzman.com, $299
Keds x Kate Spade New York Glitter Keds Sneakers
Honestly, we don’t see a reason why you can’t wear these glittery sneakers all year-round.
To buy: keds.com, $85
MICHAEL Michael Kors Arabella Glitter Rhinestone Block Heel Pumps
The rhinestone-wrapped heel of these glittery pumps is less than 2-inches high so you can dance in them all you want.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $125
J. Renee Brightlights Suede Ballerina Flats
The bright holiday lights embroidered on these velvet flats make them a total winner in our book.
To buy: zappos.com, $80
Katy Perry The Everly Velvet and Tinsel Holiday Wreath Mules
We can all agree that these Katy Perry-designed mules win the holiday footwear competition. It just doesn’t get any more festive than that.
To buy: amazon.com, $90
Anne Klein Glinda Booties
These classic velvet booties are embellished with scattered rhinestones for a stylish holiday update.
To buy: macys.com, $65
Naughty Monkey Labonge Velvet Flats in Burgundy
Red velvet, sparkly rhinestones, and star-inspired embroideries transform these classic flats into holiday must-haves.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $85