‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and cocktail parties. Most of these festive events require a lot of standing where you are balancing a cocktail and plate while minding your clutch. The last thing you want in this scenario are shoes that are killing you. Fortunately, this season there are many fabulous holiday shoe options that are comfortable enough to get you through the after-party.

Here are just a few of my favorites.

Velvet is one of the hottest trends this winter. Keep your toes warm and stylish in these velvet ankle boots by Tabitha Simmons. They are delicate enough to be paired with a dress or pants for evening.

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If you want something more festive, this sandal with a gold, crystal-embellished heel by Miu Miu makes a glittery statement while the platform keeps the heel to a moderate height and the ankle strap provides added support.

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Dolce & Gabbana offers another sandal option that looks more wintry and sophisticated in solid black and suede leather. The embellished buckle and heel create the perfect balance of edge and elegance.
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If you simply want a low heel, this Paul Andrew satin pump is a great choice. The spherical heel draws attention away from the fact that you are wearing a kitten heel.

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Miu Miu offers a twist on the classic black leather pump by adding a metallic crystal-embellished stacked heel. It is cool, comfortable and easy.

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If an embellished heel is not calling your name, this Dolce & Gabbana pump is more along the lines of a classic Manolo while the crystal flower on the toe and lace body gives it some holiday flair.

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With so many fashionable – and comfortable – holiday party shoes this season, there is something for everyone. Find your perfect pair and enjoy the party – without giving your feet a second thought!