It goes without saying that the Christmas season probably has a big party or reunion scheduled every other day on your calendar. While we’re sure you want to get all dressed up and look your best (better stock up on holiday wardrobe essentials while you’re at it), you may also want to be practical about your outfit picks. With traffic intensified, tons of titas to catch up with, and countless dinners to hop to and from, the least you could do is let your toes relax. So why not swap out those torturous heels and restricting oxfords and head to the party in a comfy (but stylish) pair of shoes instead? We round up a few picks, from sneakers to trainers to slip-ons, perfect for your next get-together.
Here are 10 casual shoes you can wear to your next big party:
1. Lacoste Straightset Nappa Leather Trainers
Straightset Nappa Leather Trainers, P6250, LACOSTE, lacoste.com.ph
White kicks are a shoe-rack staple great for all occasions—yup, even dressy festivities! The goes-with-everything style gets an elegant touch on these sleek trainers from Lacoste. The pair features the brand’s signature croc logo on the outer side of each shoe in a glistening gold finish, making for a dressier, more eye-catching shoe.
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2. Adidas Sleek Shoes
Sleek Shoes, P5000, ADIDAS, adidas.com.ph
Trade in your usual black party shoes for these sneakers from Adidas, which feature a sleek leather upper in a matte black finish accented by a thick white sole and finished off with the Adidas logo on the window in metallic gold foiling. Pair it with your go-to jumpsuit or LBD for a fuss-free night out.
3. Keds Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Embroidered Rosalie
Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Embroidered Rosalie, P4495, KEDS, Glorietta 3
For your Sunday brunches and outdoor strolls with the fam, you can’t go wrong with these boho-chic kicks from Keds. The cream canvas exterior sports a gorgeous floral embroidery perfect to pair with pastel sundresses and flowy linen pieces.
4. Sperry Oasis Canal
Oasis Canal, P4795, SPERRY, sperry.com.ph
Whether you’re rocking a sophisticated, night-out-ready dress or a more casual garden party ensemble, these loafers from Sperry can be your go-to. It’ll go especially well with classic pieces in nautical shades of navy and red. Highlight the brown leather material with a matching bag to make your look more put-together.
5. Nike Air Max Dia LX
Air Max Dia LX, P6295, NIKE, nike.com/ph
This stand-out pair from Nike is decked out in a predominantly white exterior adorned with shiny copper-toned details—who says you need sky-high heels to make heads turn? The thick sole and sleek upper create just the right amount of chunky to make a statement and give the kicks a futuristic look.
6. Toms Alpargata Slip-Ons in Drizzle Grey Metallic
Alpargata Slip-Ons, P3998, TOMS, Powerplant Mall
Match these iridescent sneakers from Toms with silver accessories for an ultra-coordinated look at your next big get-together. You can up the ante by rocking shimmery eyeshadow and beaming highlighter in your makeup look. The metallic pair will go with pretty much anything, adding shine and brightness to even your plainest outfit.
7. Superga 2750 COT3SRAP
2750 COT3SRAP, P2450, SUPERGA, Greenbelt 5
Once you’ve had a drink or two, it can be difficult having to bend down and fix your untied shoelaces. Skip the struggle and go for these velcro-strapped sneakers from Superga instead—yup, just like the ones you had in preschool. It comes in neutral colors like black, white, and gray, but you can also get it in this gorgeous rosy tone.
8. Vans Old School LX Leather/Suede
Old School LX, P6298, VANS, thenines.ph
Vans’ classic Old Skool kicks get an elegant makeover thanks to the off-white eggshell hue finished off in a suede material. Meanwhile the sole and side stripe stay stark white in crisp leather. The pair is snazzy enough for even your most ornate party looks, while still maintaining that effortlessly cool streetwear feel.
9. Under Armour UA Charged Escape 3 Reflect Running Shoe
UA Charged Escape 3 Reflect Running Shoe, P4995, UNDER ARMOUR, SM Megamall
Go straight from a gym sesh to a celebration with your feet in this lavender pair from Under Armour. It also comes in soft baby pink and classic black. The lightweight, made-for-running shoe would be a breeze to wear if you plan on dancing all night.
10. New Balance 997H Classics
997H Classics, P4995, NEW BALANCE, capital.com.ph
New Balance’s sportswear classic, the 997 sneakers, got a fresh retro-inspired update complete with several new colorways, of which this teal-and-pink iteration is our favorite. Go for a funky, old-school look when you wear these ultra-cool kicks, which channel old-school hip hop-inspired streetwear.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.