5 Comfortable Holiday Party Shoes
The holidays are almost here, which means you’ll soon start filling up your calendar with parties, dinners, and gift swaps. Whether your events fall on the tacky Christmas sweater end of the spectrum, or are more formal cocktail parties, your outfit is an important consideration. You want to be festive, appropriately dressed for the occasion, and most importantly: comfortable. All that fa-la-laing can be tough on your feet, but starting with a shoe that’s easy to walk and stand in will make all the difference. Comfortable doesn’t have to equal drab, though. We’re lucky enough to find ourselves in a year of easy slides, block heels, and square toes. So skip the stilettos and slip on something Mrs. Claus would approve of. Here are 5 pairs of party-approved shoes that are the best gift you could give your feet this year.
Booties are a fall and winter staple, and this sleek pewter pair has a subtle shimmer that makes them perfect for holiday gatherings (they also come in red and black). Wear them with a simple black dress or add some glam to a pair of jeans and oversized blazer. The block heel will keep your feet from hurting, and the best part about boots? Socks.
Buy It: A New Day Metallic Booties, $38, target.com
Red Pom-Pom Flats
Red will always feel appropriate around the holidays, but how festive are the pom-poms on the toes of these flats? The great thing about wearing statement-making shoes is that your outfit can take a back seat. Try an oversized sweater and leggings in neutral hues, and add another pop of red or green in your jewelry for a very merry combo.
Buy It: Gunmetal Slingback Flats, $45, dsw.com
Navy and Gold Pumps
Give your go-to black heels a break and go for these navy pumps instead. The pointed toe feels classic but packs a punch with the shiny gold block heel. The chunky, 2-inch heel will feel just dressy enough without straining your soles. Opt for an underused winter color combo by pairing these with cream pants or skirt and a camel colored sweater.
Buy It: Zara Navy Pumps, $50, zara.com
Silver Slip-On Loafers
Loafers have been a popular shoe style for a few years now and are the perfect alternative for anyone weary of ballet flats. Combined with this year’s trendy mule or slide look, these slip-on loafers are very of-the-moment and oh so comfortable. Backless and wide at the toes means less material to rub your feet the wrong way. And this metallic silver pair is a fun twist on a classic silhouette. Perfect for dressing up jeans or basically any other outfit, these can be your slip-on-and-go shoes all season long.
Buy It: Catherine Catherine Malandrino Slip-on Loafers, $25, nordstromrack.com
Black Mary Janes With Glitter Heels
Mary Janes are a classic shoe style that appropriately pairs style and comfort. A strap around the ankle means no worrying about walking out of your shoes, and the low block heel on this pair dresses them up without losing the comfort factor. And speaking of that heel, the subtle black glitter makes these the perfect shoes for the holiday season. This shoe comes in four other color combinations depending on just how merry and bright you want your footwear to be. In black, these low heels are about as versatile as a shoe can get, and will add a little sparkle to any outfit.
Buy It: Journee Collection Ankle-strap Pumps, $45, dsw.com