Glittery jewels and gossamer gowns will always hold a place in our hearts, but there’s something uniquely magical about a shoe whose main job is to enchant. Our closets brim with so many practical loafers and flats, sneakers that were made for jogging, boots that were made for walking. And then there are the special outliers, the shoes that pair best with dancing and flirting and losing track of the hour. Holiday season is a chance to bring out the prettiest of the pack—be it crystal buckle booties or loafers that stand apart with their exuberantly shiny heels. Don’t forget the best part: kicking them off at the end of the night and smiling at the memories you just made.