15 of the best seasonal sneakers for festive feet

If you like being last on the dance floor

I figured that plenty of you (like me) won’t actually be going to any swish Christmas/New Year parties. If you’re more likely to be celebrating down the pub or at a friend’s house, you might want something even more comfortable than a party flat – something that goes with your boyfriend jeans…although you still want to look festive, right? In which case, you need a pair of party trainers. There’s something for every budget here. Happy shopping!

The velvet touch

SeeVees velvet trainers, £98 (anthropologie.com); Good News Softball in yellow, £30 reduced from £70 (kickslove.com)

Velvet has always been a festive perennial, and now that applies to shoes, too. And since there are absolutely loads of fabulous sequin skirts on offer (have you guys SEEN Zara lately?!) it’s a good idea to have a non-glittery option for your feet; that’s where velvet works really well. The texture is luxe and perfect for this time of year, but they’ll be just as nice in the summer too.

ALEXACHUNG x Superga boots, £162 ([AD] offspring.co.uk); Golden Goose velvet sneakers, £325 (net-a-porter.com); Le Coq Sportif £45 reduced from £125 (kickslove.com)

The Sparkle Kicks

Charles & Keith blue metallic sneakers, also available in silver and pink, £49 ([AD] charleskeith.co.uk); Boden classic trainers, from £49 ([AD] boden.co.uk)

The sparkle has gone a bit less garish this year, with subtle glitter sneakers – some of which only have a slight sheen. My favourites are still the Converse sequin Chucks though. I’ve worn mine for the last two Christmases and I can’t wait to unpack them again this year!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sequin high tops, £60 ([AD] converse.com); Goal rainbow trainers, £75 (anthropologie.com); Vans lurex Sk8-Hi, £75 ([AD] vans.co.uk)

The Wild Side

Rogue Matilda Tough Love sneakers, £185 (roguematilda.com); No Name leopard print trainers, £129 (anthropologie.com)

Just the same as my belief that an animal print pointy flat is always party appropriate, so the animal print sneaker is a brilliant option for this season. I’ve found a few styles here that incorporate a bright colour as well as some leopard, which I LOVE!

ASOS Design slip-ons, £20 ([AD] asos.com); Converse One Stars, ££59.99 ([AD] offspring.co.uk); Dune ‘Elsie’ trainers, £85 (dunelondon.com)