Pret Reporteur: Christmas Shoes

December 27, 2011 • Magazine, Pret Reporteur

A friend recently introduced me to the song, and subsequent Lifetime movie, “Christmas Shoes.” And while I don’t necessarily agree with the choice of Christmas shoe in either the video, or the film (yes, I understand that it is about the message), it got me thinking about how I would like to have my very own pair (collection) of Christmas shoes. The actual holiday may have been yesterday, here are my picks for this season’s very best Christmas shoes — a selection of blinged-out beauties whose glittery sheen will take you fabulously through the holiday season, as you strut your stuff into the New Year.

1. Miu Miu Glitter and Suede Pumps, $415.99

I am not a save-the-best-for-last person, which is why I am opening my list with the creme de la creme of the glittery Christmas shoe. The crowning glory of this season’s footwear: the Miu Miu glitter pump. The color, the covered platform, the slightly angled heel, the glorious mass of glitter encapsulating its perfect little peep toe. That these shoes are even on sale is like a Christmas present to us all, and a sign that every well-heeled lady should be rocking Miu Miu on their gams this season.

2. Colin Stuart Bootie, $98

A good winter bootie is essential and it’s nice to at least pretend we want our footwear to be practical in the cold weather months. This two-toned glitter and black platform bootie is so chic with its raised toe and 4 inch heel. Business in the front, Christmas shoe in the back. I’m all over that.

3. J.Crew Darby Glitter Loafers, $175

I love a loafer as much as a heel (sometimes even more) and these glitter Darby loafers from J.Crew make for the perfect flat-footed Christmas shoe. In graphite and gold, they will complement every piece in your wardrobe while keeping your feet happy and fabulous. Rock with a pair of black tights for a shimmery statement look.

4. Miu and Miu Glitter and Suede Sandals, $730

You didn’t think I’d feature just one pair of Miu Miu’s did you? I do not usually gravitate towards footwear that is dainty, strappy or thin-heeled, but you can’t possibly go wrong with this gorgeous pair of sandals. With nearly every inch covered in shiny silver glitter, these babies will guarantee serious mistletoe (and midnight NYE kiss!) action. Frankly, I think “Christmas Shoes” should have taken a hint from Miuccia. She clearly knows where it’s at.

5. Reiss Rose Gold Fountain Heels, $185

Every woman needs a classic heel in their closet, so why not infuse the traditional with a glittery touch of rose gold? My very favorite hue for the season, this is a trend that is chic, elegant, and sure to last. Reiss’ sleek, sparkly pumps will ensure that your Christmas shoe choices include every metallic. Happy Holidays, indeed.

— Amanda Aldinger

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