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36 Shoes That'll Help You Start 2018 In Style

Shoes made for walking into the new year. With confidence.

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1. Ballet flats that love to do the cha cha slide. They're just really excellent at doing the criss cross bit., Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "I am in love with these shoes! I got a half size bigger than I normally wear, and they fit perfectly! There's enough support in the back, my heel does NOT slip out, the back zipper works well, and I love the elastic bands. Plus, they're super duper comfortable!" —Abbie Mae

Get them from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 24 colors).

Check out our review here.


3. Block heel booties obsessed with Sandy from Grease. They're constantly calling people stud, which is weird.

5. Biker boots that — if this were Riverdale — would be members of the Serpents. Hello, Jughead Jones.

Promising review: "I love these boots! They are comfortable, warm, and stylish for a great price. They appear to be well-made, and have exceeded my expectations." —Angel with me

Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in eight colors).


7. Ankle strap kitten heels for anyone who would like a bit of added height, but doesn't want to compromise comfort.

Promising review: "I was looking for a cute shoe that was stylish, comfortable, and not too high for my engagement photo shoot — and that's exactly what I got! Plus, I can wear these shoes with a ton of different outfits." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 23 colors).

9. Wool sneakers so comfy and lightweight, your feet will feel like they're gliding on clouds. Seriously!


12. Velvet pumps so fabulous, even Sharpay would be jealous. That's right. A High School Musical reference.

13. Slip-on shoes lined with faux fur. These'll keep your toesies nice and warm.


16. Ankle booties that are very ~go with the flow~. You can wear them with literally anything and they won't mind.,

Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are really comfortable, and exactly what I was looking for! I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly, but maybe order a size up if you have wider feet." —ellmichelle

Get them from Amazon for $21.12+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in three colors).

17. Over-the-knee boots for knees that want to be protected against the elements. It's cold outside, dammit!

Get them from Nordstrom for $159.90 (originally $239.95) (available in sizes 4-11 and in four colors).

18. Wool moccasins so comfortable, your feet will feel like they're receiving a big, warm, all-enveloping bear hug.

I've had these for about three years now and can attest to the fact that they are truly amazing. SO COMFORTABLE.

Promising review: "I love these! They are super comfy, warm, stylish, and the color is great!" —Dee

Get them from Amazon for $91.99+ or Nordstrom for $119.95 (available in sizes 5-12 and in seven colors).


19. Rain boots adorned with peonies or chic dogs. Which print would you choose?

I would go with the dog print, personally.

Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous. I bought these as a gift for my daughter-in-law, and she was so excited when she opened the box. These are great quality and so stylish!" —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $23.50+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 12 colors).

21. Rose gold and lilac pumps known for being very demanding. You have to wear these for special occasions, for example.

22. Sneakers designed to make any outfit look athleisure-like. These signify that, yes, you go to the gym.


Promising review: "These are very stylish and funky. I got tons of compliments on 'em and folks constantly ask me where I got them." —Tiffany B.

Get them from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes 5.5-11).


23. Wedge booties that are actually COMFORTABLE. I repeat, these are actually cute and COMFORTABLE.

Promising review: "My goodness, I could seriously wear these shoes all day long! They are fabulous! They don't squish my toes or the sides of my feet, are easy to walk in, and they don't rub my ankles. Plus, the neutral color is great because it matches with everything." —Kacie D.

Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 15 colors).


28. Over-the-knee boots that'll fit your leg like a glove, thanks to the stretchy microsuede they're made of.


31. Ankle boots that were tickled in their past life. They were ~tickled pink~, clearly.

Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

Get them from Aldo for $50 (originally $100) (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

Check out our full review here (#1).

32. High-top sneakers to keep your feet warm while tricking everyone into thinking you're stylish, too.

Get them from Payless for $15 (originally $39.99) (available in sizes 5-13 and in two colors).

33. Ankle booties guaranteed to become your go-to, I-will-wear-these-every-single-day shoes.

Promising review: "This bootie is very comfortable! I can wear these all day, and they're definitely worth the price." —Tomigurl

Get them from Amazon for $19.40+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 28 colors).

34. Dress pumps you should purchase with caution. These are known to shed quite a bit.,

Promising review: "After buying my first pair of these shoes, I came back and bought a pair in just about every color. This is a SUPER comfortable pump." —MA Cook

Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in seven colors).

36. Faux fur-lined combat boots with a secret compartment. You know, so you could sneakily stash your millions of dollars.

Promising review: "Love these! They're exactly what I wanted. They were warm and comfy right off the bat, and didn't require any break-in time. They keep my feet dry in the Minnesota snow!" —Superzup

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 11 colors).