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25 best holiday shoes to rock this season: Lulus, Bloomingdale’s, more

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25 best holiday shoes to rock this season: Lulus, Bloomingdale’s, more

The month of December — and winter in general — is an excuse to wear a statement shoe.

Whether you’re on a shopping spree for the perfect holiday shoe for your work party, an evening dinner or to rock around on NYE, we love a good bow heel or suede bootie moment.

And, several retailers are dishing out incredible styles that we’re already swooning over. From Lulus and Bloomingdale’s to DSW and Nordstrom, we corralled the shoes we would wear if we had a holiday party every day in December.

And, holiday shoes are totally versatile. In other words, they’re flattering designs you can wear again for future weddings, parties and get-togethers.

Ahead, find our 25 favorite holiday shoes that will make heads turn. With each pair, we outlined the size options and color options to give you all the details on our top picks.

But, before you shop, take a quick peek at some of our favorite shops that carry the best holiday shoes:

  • Color options: Red, Ivory, Blush
  • Size options: 5 to 11

If we’re being honest, this pair of heels screams holiday. For less than $40, they make a statement and look photogenic in pictures — especially with that festive red color.


Loeffler Randall Camellia Bow High Heel Sandals
  • Color options: Emerald, Metallic Dark Floral, Blue, Platinum
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Emerald is one of the most on-trend hues to rock this season, so why not invest in a pair of heels to match your favorite emerald dress? Not to mention, we rounded up the best holiday cocktail dresses to buy this year, too.


Vince Camuto Ashna Chain-Embellished Mule
  • Color options: Black Leather, Sandstone
  • Size options: 5 to 12

Take a pair of black heels, but make them embellished. This gold chain ankle detail pairs well with gold jewelry and is fairly priced for a designer shoe.


Sam Edelman Jaye Platform Boot
  • Color options: Cashmere Beige, Black, River Rock, Sunny Yellow, Pink Confetti
  • Size options: 5 to 11

We can’t get over these suede-heeled booties, namely because of their flattering contour and match-all design. The subtle platform, aside from the heel, offers subtle height, too.


Schutz Vikki Heel
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5.5 to 11

Though these heels look a little “out there,” they really aren’t. On a closer look, it’s a high black heel with a little pizzazz on the ankle to add some dimension to your winter outfit.


Lulus Luwe Satin Pearl Square Toe High Heel Sandals
  • Color option: Gold, Blush, Ivory
  • Size options: 5.5 to 11

Dainty and perfect all year round, these pearl-embossed nude heels also come in gold and blush and will add a touch of elegance to your ensemble.


Midnight Pointed-Toe Heels
  • Color options: Silver Holographic, Light Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

As one of Lulus’ favorite holiday shoes, these clear, accented heels are all the rage. They’ll match with anything and add a unique emblem to your toes.


Margaux Leather Western Ankle Boots
  • Color options: Black, Brown
  • Size options: 6 to 15

Meet one of my favorite boots in my closet. Abercrombie’s Margaux Leather Western Ankle Boots provide an elevated look for your work party and the material is such high quality.


Steve Madden Veronicka Clear
  • Color options: Clear, Black Multi, Pink Multi
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Stud it out, girl. These funky and fun heels from Steve Madden are the statement shoe of the season — for less than $150, too.


Bernardo Lizzie Bow Detailed Heel Shootie
  • Color options: Sand, Blush, Navy, Black
  • Size options: 6 to 11

For a low-heeled option that’s cute and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with Bernardo’s Lizzie “Shootie” (we love the name, but that’s beside the point). Plus, the style comes in three other colors.


Kelly & Katie Blaken Pump
  • Color options: Silver Metallic, Black, Fuschia
  • Size options: 6 to 11

Introducing a fine pair of heels for your NYE party. Kelly & Katie is one of the comfiest brands at DSW (I’ve had its nude heels for nearly a decade). So, this $60 purchase will go a long way.


Steve Madden Silhouette Boot
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5.5 to 10

Keep your entire leg warm with Steve Madden’s Silhouette Boot — one of Revolve’s bestsellers. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention how great they’ll look with a LBD.


Lulus Salema Pointed-Toe Pumps
  • Color options: Light Nude Rhinestone, Light Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Balance out the on-trend clear shoe with some rhinestones this holiday season with the Salema Pointed-Toe Pumps. They’re not too much of a statement, but just enough to add some festivity to your look.


Lulus Fazal Suede Feather Pointed-Toe Mules
  • Color options: Blush, Ivory
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Feathers add fun texture to your holiday outfit, and we can’t get over these Fazal Suede Feather Pointed-Toe Mules from Lulus that are only $38. Yeah, go add them to your cart.


Lynn Slip-On Loafers
  • Color options: Sand, Navy, Poppy
  • Size options: 5 to 11

NYDJ has some of the most classic clothing pieces, and its Lynn Slip-On Loafers are no exception. They’re my favorite loafers and are extremely comfortable, even on the first wear.


Kipper Bootie
  • Color options: Rose, Brown, Grey, Taupe, Black, Honey Brown
  • Size options: 5 to 11

These slouched heeled boots will garner many compliments this season and, with its palette of color options, you’ll want to pick up every hue for the holidays.


Tyler Platform Sandal
  • Color option: Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

For a neutral shoe with some clear detailing and embellishments, the Tyler Platform Sandal has it all. And, the pair is well-priced at $80.


Bottega Veneta Woven High Heel Slide Sandals
  • Color options: Cane Sugar, Nero, Grass, Blaster
  • Size options: 5 to 12

For an investment that won’t go out of style, snag these Bottega Veneta Woven High Heel Slide Sandals are so padded, they look wearable for any event.


Saint Laurent Opyum Patent Leather Sandals
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 4 to 12

While we adore the classic YSL bags, the brand’s initials on these heels are unmatched. For less than $1,000, they’ll be your go-to shoe for upscale events.


Dolce Vita Able Bootie
  • Color options: Dune Suede, Black Suede, Dark Brown Suede, Concrete Grey Suede
  • Size options: 5 to 11

For a versatile bootie, Dolce Vita’s Able style takes the cake. In a variety of colors, the pair is worth the approximate $90 price point.


Aqua Brit Pointed Toe Pumps
  • Color options: Cognac Patent, Black Patent, Red Patent
  • Size options: 5 to 11

We can’t sleep on the traditional patent leather pumps this season. Bloomingdale’s Aqua Brit Pointed Toe Pumps come in this dreamy cognac color, along with black and red for even more festive cheer.


Jessica Simpson Havella Pump
  • Color options: Black, Cobalt
  • Size options: 6 to 11

As one of the most festive heels in this edit, Jessica Simpson has a gorgeous pair that’s less than $75 right now.


Lulus Selenah Pointed Toe Ankle Booties
  • Color options: White Pearl, Black Croc, Black Pearl
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Oh, we love a white bootie moment. Tap into the Go-Go boot trend of the late ’60s with these pearl-studded booties — a crowdpleaser just over $50.


Lulus Alta Suede Lace-Up Heels
  • Color options: Dark Red, Light Nude, Orchid, Blue
  • Size options: 5 to 11

A pair that’s great all year round, Lulus’ Alta Suede Lace-Up Heels will add a fun accent to your cute cocktail dress and are a staple your wardrobe is waiting for.


Ruby Pumps
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Not a big fan of heels? No problem. These cute kitten heels have the most adorable ball detail at the end and are a great pair to gift or add to your wishlist.


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Legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden died Tuesday morning at 85, the NFL announced. News of the football icon’s passing hit Twitter on Tuesday evening, and athletes, coaches and broadcasters from across the sports world reacted.

Fellow broadcasting legend Dick Vitale, who is currently battling cancer, called Madden “the greatest analyst of all time of any sport” in his Twitter tribute.

Former Yankees pitcher and notable Raiders fan CC Sabathia said “your legacy will live forever.” Madden coached the then-Oakland Raiders from 1969-78, a couple of years before Sabathia, a Vallejo, California native, was born. Lakers star LeBron James had similar words about Madden’s lasting legacy, adding an infinity emoji.

Former tennis star and social justice activist Billie Jean King recalled meeting Madden as a “privilege.”

Radio voice of the Rangers Kenny Albert, a five-sport broadcaster who’s been with FOX Sports since its inception in 1994, shared a photo circa 26 years ago to remember Madden.

ESPN’s Bomani Jones took a bit of a shot at current color commentators, noting that Madden “set an unreachable standard.”

Frank Caliendo, who’s made a career out of impersonations, including one for Madden, said he was surprised how emotional he felt.

Several football players, and others, including Saints running back Mark Ingram II and former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, credited Madden with being part of the reason why they love football.

Rams wide receiver and NFL MVP contender Cooper Kupp quote the late coach in his tribute: “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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Miles McBride’s Knicks role will lessen with Kemba Walker’s resurgence

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Knicks got back another body in rookie point guard Miles McBride, who was cleared from protocols Tuesday and rejoined the team in Minnesota.

But there is no longer any hype for the rookie’s return. Kemba Walker is back as the starting point guard and coming off winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors with four standout games, including his Christmas Day spectacular. The Knicks have gone 2-2 since Walker regained the starting job.

“It’s great,’’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He had a great week. He’s playing great basketball. The team winning helps him get recognized and he was a big part of driving that winning. It’s great for the team.’’

McBride was also spectacular in his last outing before getting COVID-19, when he played the entire second half Dec. 16 in Houston and seemingly earned a spot in the rotation. In fact, McBride had strung together two decent outings before he was ruled out. But things have changed since his emergence and McBride is likely back to being a bit player.

Without a practice, McBride wasn’t even expected to see time when the Knicks faced the Timberwolves to kick off a four-game road trip.

Miles McBride
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Of course, with Walker’s arthritic knee, anything is possible. The Knicks play Detroit on Wednesday in a back-to-back, so it’s uncertain whether Walker will complete both contests. In addition, Immanuel Quickley is out of COVID-19 protocols but Thibodeau wasn’t sure he was ready for meaningful minutes.

That left Walker against the depleted Timberwolves, who were missing their three top players (Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell), all because of COVID-19 .

Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
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When McBride got sidelined by the virus and Derrick Rose needed ankle surgery, Walker was resurrected by Thibodeau and it’s been a stunning comeback story.

Though Thibodeau has clear reservations about Walker based on his nine-game banishment due to his defensive malaise as an undersized point guard, he admitted after the Christmas Day triple-double against Atlanta that Walker is playing “much more aggressive.”

Walker’s triple-double that featured 10 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds was a lot different than his prior outing, when he scored 44 points against Washington.

“I thought his passing was terrific,’’ Thibodeau said before the Knicks resumed their schedule.

“Kemba had control of the game. The game tells you what to do. That’s what I loved about the way he played. I don’t think he forced anything. They puts size on him and were aggressive in their pick-and-roll coverage. He didn’t fight it. He attacked pressure the way you like to attack pressure. You don’t fight pressure with pressure. Don’t try to split it. Get rid of it, go to the backside. Let the game tell you what to do.’’

The Knicks coach is finally seeing all the elements of what Walker can do. Before his demotion, Walker was nothing more than a no-defense, 3-point shooter whose plus-minus was an abysmal minus-122.

Thibodeau was also concerned about his durability in sitting out two of the three back-to-back sets. The last load management game in Atlanta in late November triggered Thibodeau’s decision.

But now it’s only superlatives from Thibodeau in judging the last four games.

“Sometimes it’s going to be his shooting, sometimes it’s his penetration and getting in the paint to force a collapse and sometimes they’re being aggressive with their traps get rid of the ball quickly,’’ Thibodeau said. “The overall play, his rebounding. When your guards rebound, those are key to fast breaks. The more guard rebounding we get the better we can be. ‘’

The Knicks still have three players in protocols — centers Nerlens Noel and Jericho Sims and the newly infected Wayne Selden. Quickley and Kevin Knox were cleared on Christmas but were held out for conditioning.

No matter. The Knicks go as Kemba goes.

“He’s much more aggressive,’’ Thibodeau said. “That was the challenge. At the beginning of the year he and Evan were two new starters. Sometimes guys are trying to fit in. he’s being very aggressive which is the way we want him to play. Not deferring at all. When he and Julius [Randle] are aggressive like that our team is different.’’

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Bar raises dramatically for Zach Wilson in matchup with Tom Brady, Buccaneers

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Zach Wilson and Tom Brady

When Zach Wilson stares across the MetLife Stadium field at the opposite sideline this Sunday, it won’t be Trevor Lawrence he’ll be looking at as his game-day counterpart.

Lawrence, drafted by Jacksonville one spot before the Jets selected Wilson at No. 2 overall last April, is a contemporary.

This Sunday at MetLife, the Jets rookie quarterback won’t be staring at a contemporary on the other sideline. He’ll be staring at the GOAT.

Tom Brady.

The bar raises dramatically for Wilson and the Jets, who are coming off of their feel-good, get-well win over the woeful Jaguars and Lawrence this past Sunday.

Brady and Buccaneers, who are 11-4, NFC South division champions and seeking to repeat as Super Bowl champions, play the Jets, who are 4-11 and seeking more signs of development from their rookie quarterback.

To say this is a step up in competition for Wilson and the Jets going from Lawrence and the Jags to Brady and the Bucs is as obvious as pointing out that Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Brown has had a few off-the-field incidents during his otherwise stellar NFL career.

There hasn’t been a lot to keep the interest of the Jets fan this season — other than watching Wilson’s development. That took an unfortunate pause for the four games Wilson missed with a knee injury, but he’s been back for five games and has looked like a better quarterback, throwing only two interceptions in those games (none in the last three) since returning from his injury.

The problem, though, is that Wilson hasn’t been producing enough touchdowns, throwing for three of them and rushing for four others in the past five games.

Zach Wilson and Tom Brady
Zach Wilson and Tom Brady
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Baby steps, though.

Wilson was the better quarterback this past Sunday when matched up with Lawrence, who threw for more yards than Wilson did, but Wilson ran for 91 yards, including his electric 52-yard scoring jaunt, and made key throws when he needed them.

Wilson will not win Sunday’s game against Brady and the Bucs throwing for the 102 yards he had against the Jaguars. He and the Jets will need more.

Consider this: Brady enters the game having thrown 37 TD passes and for 4,580 yards this season and averages a league-high 305.2 passing yards per game.

Then this: The Buccaneers average 29.5 points per game this season, second most in the NFL.

And this: Wilson doesn’t have a single 300-yard passing game, averages 183 passing yards per game and has thrown seven TD passes in 11 games.

Seven TD passes is a pedestrian two-game total for Brady.

Wilson and the Jets are playing with house money anyway in what always has been a developmental season, so Sunday against Brady should, at its very least, be a great measuring-stick learning experience for Wilson, who’s studied Brady on tape.

Wilson revealed this month that he watched film of Brady before the Jets played the Eagles on Dec. 5 in an effort to pick up tips on how Brady worked against the Eagles defense when he played them earlier in the season.

“I thought it was really cool to see kind of how he went through his whole process, how he navigated the pocket, different things like that,” Wilson said at the time.

On Sunday, Wilson gets to see that process up close as Brady tries to dissect a Jets defense that has yielded 29.9 points per game this season, the most in the NFL.

That puts an added onus on Wilson to produce on the other side of the ball, because he knows Brady is going to get his. Wilson will likely need to produce four TDs — any way he can — for the Jets to simply remain competitive with the Super Bowl champs.

That’s a lot to ask of a 22-year-old kid who’s produced just 11 TDs in his 11 starts, up against Brady, who’s thrown 618 TD passes and for 83,784 yards in his remarkable career.

It, too, is a lot to ask playing against an aggressive Tampa Bay defense that’s ranked No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed (20.8 per game) and is led by former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who’d surely like to send a holiday message to his former employer.

If you don’t think Bowles will be blitzing the bejesus out of Wilson, then you probably think Antonio Brown is a living saint.

The good news for the Jets is that Wilson has shown incremental improvements, particularly when it comes to his decision-making and quicker releases on his throws.

“He’s coming along, he’s getting more comfortable, he’s calmer back there,’’ Jets coach Robert Saleh said Monday. “He’s in a great headspace and it’s going to be fun to watch him grow, continue to grow.’’

A big part of that growth will take place this Sunday as he watches the GOAT operate from the opposite sideline at MetLife.

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