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
Matte grosgrain ribbon makes these bows all grown up.
2. J.Crew Glitter Mary Jane Flat
Just imagine how much more brilliant these flats would look with a KiraKira+ filter.
3. ASOS Artistic Ankle Boots
Start the New Year off right with a wish upon a star(ry boot).
4. Topshop Ariana Pointed Shoes
These embellished tweed flats are sophisticated and fun.
5. Puma Basket Platform Glitter Sneakers
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
Channel your inner ballerina in these lovely metallic lace-up flats.
7. Steve Madden Stage Flats
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
Bring the fireworks to any party in these embellished velvet booties.
9. Sole Society Rosalind Ruffle D'orsay Flat
Chic ruffles add a little something-something to any outfit.
10. Gisele Pearl Embellished Flat
These gorgeous metallic backless flats are equal parts stylish and sexy.
11. Aldo Cheade Loafers
The silver studs on these faux suede loafers feel decidedly rock and roll.
12. LOFT Velvet Ankle Strap Flats
Finish the holidays on a seasonal note in these icy velvet flats.
13. Sam Edelman Reina Floral Brocade Feather Ballet Flats
Brocade fabric gets a charming upgrade with a feathery pom pom.
14. Shellys London Frankie Oxford
These sequined beauties will be the most colorful, eye-catching shoes at any party.
15. ASOS Asher Leather Studded Ankle Boots
These faux-hair leather booties are the definition of grunge-chic.
16. ASOS Lilac Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats
The bejeweled ankle straps on these flats double as jewelry.
17. Bamboo Pointed Toe Banded Flats
These rose gold flats are simple and versatile, yet totally un-boring.