Because nobody needs to be dealing with achy-breaky soles during party season...

Now we’ve said so long to summer and farewell to Halloween we can officially celebrate the start of party season. Which also mean we have the excuse to splash out on some brand new buys! Win, win.

Party shoes are arguably the most fun things to shop for. The right pair can take an outfit from blah to wow in an instant. But shoes made to disco aren’t always the most comfortable. Unless you know the sort of shoe to scout out…

First things first. As glorious as those sky scraper heels look, you have to be realistic. Unless you’re the kind of woman who was pretty much born in heels, anything over a few inches is going to be a pain. Look for mid-height heels, preferably block-shaped for a sturdier base.

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Mules are one of the hottest styles this season. Great because, as well as looking fabulous, they’re SO comfortable. Minimal pinching, most mules will glove the foot.

Another incredible shoe style that will make you feel like a smug cat amongst your pals? The elevated ballet pump. Just like the ballet shoes of the early 2000s but this time with a mini blocky heel, this shoe looks especially party when worn in a molten metallic shade.

Possibly the most indulgent choice of party shoe – ones without a heel. And when there are flats *this* fancy available to buy on the high street, it would be a shame not to take them out on the town!

Secondly, think about your choice or hosiery. Just because you’re wearing peep toe or sling-back heels doesn’t mean you need to forgo socks. A sparkly sock or some light denier tights adds edge to a pair of party shoes.

Thirdly, Get out and party! If you’re really keen to stack on the inches and don a pair of sky-high heels then splash out on an Uber. It’s the only way not to end up hobbling down the road at midnight.

Don’t want to splurge on cabs? Shop from our edit of the comfiest party shoes right now…

By Ellen Kerry