Holiday Shoe Guide, Part 1: Pre-Holiday Shoes

If you’re like me you’re just now realizing that Christmas is a mere five weeks away!  I have presents to buy and events to attend, all in a short period of time.  In this busy time of the year, you’ll need to have a few particular shoes on hand that can help you tackle your holiday to-do list in style.

This is part one of a three-part series I’m writing on holiday shoes.  I own all of these shoes, so I can personally vouch for each one’s comfort and wow-factor!

Last-Minute Shopping

For last-minute shopping, you’ll need some boots that can keep you warm as you shuffle in and out of stores and down the sales aisles.  These will also be perfect for standing in line at Black Friday sales! 100% Australian merino wool linings ensure cozy warmth in the winter and cool comfort in the summer, and the dual EVA sole provides extra support for all-day wear. Its double-stitched construction adds durability, and the natural fibers deliver odor-free breathability, season after season.

EMU Australia Women’s Hipper Boot, $170.95 at

Order by Dec. 23rd to receive them by Christmas!

EMU Australia Women's Hipper Boot

When it’s not so cold and you just need a good shoe to run errands, look and feel like Super Woman in these Bikkemberg sneakers.

Bikkembergs – Bke106T1Z53.A0F90 (Champagne), $139.86 at

Bikkembergs - Bke106T1Z53.A0F90 (Champagne) - Footwear

From Work to Play

You’ll need a pair of shoes that can easily transition from the office to an after-work holiday party or event.  These GUESS by Marciano ‘Nevel’ Peep Toes are classy enough for work, yet they have enough sparkle for cocktail hour.

GUESS by Marciano Women’s Nevel Peep Toe With Buckle Pump, $94.90 at

GUESS by Marciano Women's Nevel Peep Toe With Buckle Pump

Relaxation Time: Orthopedic slippers

At the end of a long day of prepping for the holidays, slip on these orthopedic slippers, and relax.  I’ve already been wearing these wonderful slippers all around the house, and they do feel wonderful on tired feet.  Orthaheel is a unique, patented orthotic footbed, invented by leading Australian podiatrist Dr. Phillip Vasyli to realign your feet to their natural position and improve body posture. The ingenuity is in the motion controlling footbed with contoured arch support and a deep heel cup. Complete with a shock-absorbing EVA midsole and flexible rubber outsole.

Orthaheel Women’s Lounge Slide Slippers, $49.99 at FootSmart

Diva Diamondz

I am so glad to have a pair of Diva Diamondz pouches to keep my shoes smelling as nice as they look through the holidays.  Diva Diamondz contain a powerful volcanic mineral that draws odor and moisture out of shoes. The mineral is also antimicrobial, which means that is fights bacteria and fungus. Simply place a pouch inside each shoe at the end of the day. Overnight the smell and moisture is absorbed into the pouch.  Diva Diamondz purses contain 2 pouches, one for each shoe.  When the diamond starts to smell like your feet, place it in the sun to recharge. You will have to recharge your Diva Diamondz once or twice a year.

Have a man in the family with stinky shoes?  Get him a pair of the Gentlemen Gems or Sportz Gemz.

Diva Diamondz, $18.00 at

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