These 17 Gorgeous NYE Party Shoes Are NOT High Heels & Your Feet Will Thank You

New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year — it's filled with fireworks, champagne toasts, and celebrating with all of your favorite people. It's also one of the most fun nights of the year to get all dressed up from head to toe. And what's a great December 31 ensemble without the perfect pair of New Year's Eve shoes to finish it off?

Of course, there's a little bit of strategy that has to go into a pair of shoes to ring in the New Year with. Chances are, you'll spend hours mingling on your feet, so high heels can be a risky choice.

But the good news is, they're not the only choice. If heels aren't your thing, there are endless incredible New Year's Eve flats to slip on. From glitter to sequins to velvet to embellishments, they're no less festive than a pair of holiday heels, and they can feel infinitely more comfortable. (After all, you probably don't want to welcome 2018 in pain.)

Here are 17 amazing pairs of New Year's Eve shoes that aren't heels — there's no reason not to dance the night (and the year) away when you're wearing these fun flats.

1. Topshop Luna Bow Detail Backless Loafers

Topshop Luna Bow Detail Backless Loafers, $48, Nordstrom

Matte grosgrain ribbon makes these bows all grown up.

2. J.Crew Glitter Mary Jane Flat

J.Crew Glitter Mary Jane Flat, $198, Nordstrom

Just imagine how much more brilliant these flats would look with a KiraKira+ filter.

3. ASOS Artistic Ankle Boots

ASOS Artistic Ankle Boots, $45, ASOS

Start the New Year off right with a wish upon a star(ry boot).

4. Topshop Ariana Pointed Shoes

Topshop Ariana Pointed Shoes, $45, Topshop

These embellished tweed flats are sophisticated and fun.

5. Puma Basket Platform Glitter Sneakers

Puma Basket Platform Glitter Sneakers, $110, SIX:02

If you own more sneakers than any other type of shoe, stay true to your style in these glittery kicks paired with an LBD.

6. ASOS Lady Luck Embellished Ballet Flats

ASOS Lady Luck Embellished Ballet Flats, $16, ASOS

Channel your inner ballerina in these lovely metallic lace-up flats.

7. Steve Madden Stage Flats

Steve Madden Stage Flats, $30, Steve Madden

Like those mesmerizing mermaid pillows, these slip-ons have reversible sequins. (It makes for a neat-o party trick, too.)

8. Betsey Johnson Jax Booties

Betsey Johnson Jax Booties, $50, Macy's

Bring the fireworks to any party in these embellished velvet booties.

9. Sole Society Rosalind Ruffle D'orsay Flat

Sole Society Rosalind Ruffle D'orsay Flat, $90, Sole Society

Chic ruffles add a little something-something to any outfit.

10. Gisele Pearl Embellished Flat

Giselle, $245, Pour La Victoire

These gorgeous metallic backless flats are equal parts stylish and sexy.

11. Aldo Cheade Loafers

Aldo Cheade Loafers, $33, Aldo

The silver studs on these faux suede loafers feel decidedly rock and roll.

12. LOFT Velvet Ankle Strap Flats

LOFT Velvet Ankle Strap Flats, $80, LOFT

Finish the holidays on a seasonal note in these icy velvet flats.

13. Sam Edelman Reina Floral Brocade Feather Ballet Flats

Sam Edelman Reina Floral Brocade Feather Ballet Flats, $110, Lord & Taylor

Brocade fabric gets a charming upgrade with a feathery pom pom.

14. Shellys London Frankie Oxford

Shellys London Frankie Oxford, $100, Nordstrom

These sequined beauties will be the most colorful, eye-catching shoes at any party.

15. ASOS Asher Leather Studded Ankle Boots

ASOS Asher Leather Studded Ankle Boots, $95, ASOS

These faux-hair leather booties are the definition of grunge-chic.

16. ASOS Lilac Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats

ASOS Lilac Wide Fit Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats, $45, ASOS

The bejeweled ankle straps on these flats double as jewelry.

17. Bamboo Pointed Toe Banded Flats

Bamboo Pointed Toe Banded Flats, $15, Charlotte Russe

These rose gold flats are simple and versatile, yet totally un-boring.