Danielle’s 10 Must-Have Holiday Shoes


must have holiday shoes

Happy holiday season! I’m Danielle Kalish, LifeStride’s senior design director. As a shoe designer and a mom of two, I’m all about holiday styles that look chic and festive but also feel incredibly comfortable.


From holiday heels for all the parties and celebrations to comfy flats and loafers for shopping, decorating, and getting things done, we’ve got everything you need to make it through the beautiful chaos season while still feeling merry and bright.


Here are my 10 favorite holiday shoes, plus styling tips on how and where 
I’ll be wearing them!


Shop Danielle's Must-Haves

1. True Block Heel Pump

Love that the classic Mary Jane is making a comeback. I would style this 
with a sleek silk skirt and a sweater for a holiday work party.

2. Belle Block Heel Dress Sandal

This shoe is so festive with the hints of bling and metallic details. I would dress it up with a pretty cocktail dress or down with denim and a cool blazer/t-shirt.

3. Parigi Pump

You cannot go wrong with our classic pump. I would pick a festive metallic 
or a red or pinot color to add a pop to any outfit.

4. Giovanna 2 Pump

I love the luxe faux suede or metallic materials on this. It would be perfect 
with a holiday dress!

5. Sunset Pump

This elevated pump has great material-mixing and is perfect for a date night!

6. Last Dance Dress Sandal

Anyone having a fall/winter wedding? How cute would this be with a sparkling cocktail dress?!

7. Cameo Flat

Ballet flats are having a moment right now, and I love them with a chic ankle 
pant and blouse. So comfortable for the season!

8. Catalina Loafer

This comfortable little moc is on our most-loved Cameo ballet flat sole, and it is the perfect loafer for work or holiday travel.

9. Sienna Ankle Bootie

I adore a dress bootie and this is such a fashion statement with the pointy 
toe and Chelsea boot upper. The white is so chic for winter.

10. Gracie Tall Boot

This all-stretch tall boot would be so great for all the kids' classroom parties. You'll be able to wear it for hours with comfort!

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