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A: The days (and nights) of being limited to excruciating stilettos are over; all sorts of comfortable shoes have been glittered, jeweled, studded, and generally upgraded for evening. Since you look best when you—and your feet—feel good, these options are really something to celebrate.
Dress Barn flats

No heels required: Bejeweled metallic flats look unexpectedly modern.
Dana Davis heels

This footwear designer consults with podiatrists to construct high-fashion heels with arch support.
Nina kitten heel

The return of the kitten heel is official, and slingbacks are so elegant.
Nina, $90;

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