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Comfortable Holiday Shoes That Are Festive And Feel Good
It’s fun to get fancy for the holidays, but nothing can turn you into a Grinch faster than hurting feet. Holiday parties often involve lots of standing (and maybe some dancing), so we thought we’d help you stay festive and feeling good with a great selection of comfortable holiday shoes. Whether you prefer flats, oxfords, booties, or heels, we’ve got you covered with styles for every occasion so you can mix and mingle to your heart’s content in chic comfort.
The Aerosoles Pad Thai is a classic party shoe, with rich suede uppers, a touch of glitter and a trendy block heel. It also boasts comfort features like Aerosoles’ Heel Rest technology to distribute body weight away from the ball of your foot, a memory foam insole, a rubber sole (no slipping on the dance floor!) and an elastic mary jane strap to keep the shoes securely on your feet. Available from Aerosoles.com and Zappos.
If your style leans more towards oxfords, you’ll want to check out the L’Amour des Pieds Ximena, a contemporary, menswear-inspired oxford with a feminine twist. They have a memory foam-cushioned footbed with superb arch support. The gentle lift of the 1 1/2 inch heel is perfect for women with plantar fasciitis or back pain. If you’ll be on your feet a lot and need comfortable holiday walking shoes, these are a great option. Find them at Lamourdespieds.com, and Nordstrom.
Velvet uppers and slip-on mules are popular this season, and the Vionic Eloise combines both trends in a slipper-shoe that would be perfect styled with skinny pants and a festive top for the holidays. Vionic is known for incorporating orthotic-grade arch support in their shoes, so these should keep your feet happy all night long. The morning after the party, they transition into lovely around-the-house slippers. Available from Amazon, Zappos and Shoes.com.
We’re drooling over this gorgeous velvet platform peep-toe bootie, the Cordani Tyra Peep Toe. Yes, the 3 3/4″ is high, but it’s offset by a 1 1/4″ platform, which brings the actual lift to a practical 2 1/2″ The block heel adds stability, and the stretchy velvet shaft is easy to pull on and off. Find them at Nordstrom.
The Me Too Martina is a festive-looking ballet wedge with a memory foam footbed, just-right 1″ wedge heel, rich suede or leather uppers, and a lush bow detail. They’re a great pair of comfortable holiday shoes that will easily make the transition to everyday wear after the holidays pass. Find them at Zappos, and Nordstrom.
The Vionic Romi slip on loafer is a smoking slipper with a luxurious embroidered detail on velvet or suede uppers. The rounded toe, rubber outsole and contoured EVA footbed with arch support mean they offer much greater comfort than your typical slip-on. Available from Zappos, Nordstrom, and Amazon.
We adore the ruffle details and delicate botanical leather cutouts accenting the Alegria Hannah bootie. Style aside, Alegria is one of the top names out there when it comes to comfort. Even women with significant foot and ankle issues rave about the comfort of this cute ankle boot. The Alegria Hannah is available in a subtle metallic (shown), black, and a floral brocade print. Find them at Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
What better sentiment to convey during the holidays than LOVE? The Aerosoles Betunia keeps you in style and on message, and feature an ultra-flexible rubber sole, a 3/4″ heel, and an extra-cushioned memory foam footbed. Available in black and wine velvet from Aerosoles, Zappos, Shoes.com and Amazon.
The Sofft Miranda is one of our favorite dressy, high-heeled comfortable holiday shoes. “These are perfect in style and comfort,” says one online reviewer, and dozens of others concur. Other wearers make note of the roomy toe box, sturdy heel, and good cushioning and support, all in a high-quality, beautiful package. Available from Zappos, Amazon and Nordstrom. Check out our brand review to learn more about why we love Sofft shoes.
Here’s one more for the menswear-inclined crowd: the Earthies Braga, a luxe loafer with cushioning, arch support, and good traction. It’s available in beautiful wine patent (shown), other pearlized colors including pewter and dark brown, and black patent and smooth leather. Find them at Zappos, Nordstrom and The Walking Company.
What are your favorite comfortable holiday shoes? We’d love to hear what you’ll be wearing for your holiday festivities!