32 Flats You Should Ditch Your Heels for This New Year's Eve

You've decked the halls, aced your gift-giving, and made plenty of merry this season. All that's left is to put your feet up and cruise on into the New Year—just kidding! It's time to hit the dance floor, pop some champagne, and ring in 2019 like 2018 never happened. (Still kidding.)

But seriously, no matter what your New Year's Eve plans may be, we have you covered with shoes suited for five-course dining, top-40 dancing, and yes, a cozy night in counting down to midnight by the fireplace—or maybe on the beach! Even better? They're all flats, so there's a 0% chance of kicking 2019 off with sore feet.

Whether you're looking for classic point-toes, on-trend mules, leisurely loafers, or reliable shoes that will carry you from party to party without a blister, these fun flats are sure to pair perfectly with your party style. As for New Year's Day? There's only one option: fuzzy slippers. 

Pointy Toe Flats

The magic formula for NYE: glitter, bow, pointy-toe. 

If your NYE agenda finds you in a wood-paneled library with a roaring fire and classic cocktail in hand (bonus points if it's located in New England), these shoes are the perfect fit.

If you can't decide between bows and lace, here are affordable flats that do both. 

We love these beaded velvet beauties in blush. 

These patent leather slingbacks will carry you into 2019 and beyond. 

The d'Orsay is basically the slipper's third cousin once removed—comfortable, stylish, and sophisticated. 

Embroidered ballet flats are anything but basic. 

These festive flats are perfect for a formal NYE fête. 

Metallic slingbacks are a seasonless wardrobe stable. 

These ballet flats put a bow on top of a banner year. 


You probably already own these. If not, now you have an excuse! 

Double the bows, double the fun!

If you're lucky enough to spend New Year's by the beach, we hope you packed these braided beauties. 

It's hard to resist the iridescent sparkle on these—especially if you're a mermaid. 

Or if velvet isn't your thing, go for the gold. 

Perfect for anyone resolving to become a modern minimalist in 2019. 


Cooler than confetti, more glamorous than glitter. 

Pair these with sleek trousers or a pretty party dress. 

You already wear these five our of seven days a week anyway! 

Wild Card

Ready to be footloose and fancy-free? Hop to it! 

If you insist on wearing 5-inch heels, we recommend stowing these fold-up flats in your purse—just in case. 

What's the point of a midnight countdown without a Cinderella moment? 

Beach bound? Don't forget the bubbly! 

A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll. 

Check the weather. Is it snowing? Wear these instead of rainboots and mismatched socks. 

Real talk? If you're spending New Year's in NYC, these taxi shoes are the closest thing to a yellow cab you'll be able to find after midnight—trust us