Here’s a party scene to avoid: Spending the entire night looking for somewhere to sit – or worse, barefoot on the dance floor. Why torture yourself? The party circuit calls for footwear that is extra, not extra painful. Ditch the sky-high stilettos for a pair of these comfortable party shoes that sparkle and shine. You’ll never regret your shoe selection again.
1 Bold Booties
The supportive soles and short, stacked heel provides the stability you need to go from day to night, while the embellishments help you stand out from the crowd.
Above: Free People Lexi Boot ($178; nordstrom.com)
2 Metallic Mules
Mules are the most wanted shoes of the season – and happily, they meet the comfort criteria. Choose a pair in a metallic finish for a party south of your ankles.
Above: Rachel Zoe Luna Pointed-Toe Mules ($228; bloomingdales.com)
3 Kitten Heels
Kitten heels offer both comfort and class. For a festive take, try a bright color like red.
Above: Kate Spade Daxton Slingback Pimp ($198; nordstrom.com)
4 Statement Sneakers
This is what we call a “going out” sneaker. When pairing them with a dressy ensemble, look for different textures, such as leather, velvet, and sequins, and don’t shy away from prints.
Above: P448 Queens Mixed Media Lace Up Sneakers ($280; bloomingdales.com)
5 Embellished Block Heels
Nothing says party like a pair of shoes covered in crystals; the sturdy heel and added ankle support will keep you on your feet all night long.
Above: Tommy Hilfiger Sunday Sandal ($45; dsw.com)
6 Festive Flats
Doesn’t get much comfier than this… Ditch the stilettos for a pair of super-sparkly flats.
Above: Chinese Laundry Graceful Flats ($40; dsw.com)
7 Western Boots
Western wear shows no signs of slowing down as party season picks up. Embrace the trend by pairing cowboy-chic boots with your LBD.
Above: Reike Nen Western Shootie Boots ($460; shopbop.com)