No matter how hard we try, there always comes a point on a big night out when we simply can't hack wearing heels anymore. Many an evening has seen us victoriously pull off our stilletos in the middle of a dance floor or hobble in an ungainly manner towards the taxi rank, feet in agony, before the clock strikes midnight.
And if this sounds familiar, fear not, for both the high street and high end designers have released Autumn/Winter shoe collections that include our favourite new piece of footwear - the party sneaker.
Bedazzled, bejewelled or coated in glitter, the party sneaker is the beautiful (and comfortable) alternative to heels that will perfectly accessorise any outfit and leave you able to dance all night long.
Say hello to your Christmas party saviour.
Shiny Trainers by Zara
A sparkly alternative to Nike's famed Roshe Run sneakers, these beauties from Zara are top of our wishlist. Covered in tiny studded sequins and featuring an on-trend drawstring and thick white sole, they will add sass to an everyday look or top off any festive party ensemble. Even better, they come in under £50. Result.
Shiny Trainers, £49.99 from zara.com
Lola Sneakers by Kurt Geiger
Ideal for those who like their sparkle bold and obvious, this comfy pair of slip on shoes is adorned with a scatter of statement jewels. Wear them to top off a simple monochrome look or style with plenty of added bling.
Lola by Kurt Geiger, £79.20 from kurtgeiger.com
Dreamer Plimsolls by ASOS
You won't go unnoticed in these sparkly plimsolls, covered in pink glitter and with a chunky white sole. Pair with a Little Black Dress or metallics for maximum impact.
Dreamer Plimsolls, £20 from asos.com
Mother of Pearl Hi-Top Trainers
What could possibly be better for a party shoe than glitter and velvet combined? These Mother of Pearl hi-tops made with navy glitter and sprinkled with a dusting of glitter will have you dancing long into 2016.
Mother of Pearl Hi-Tops, £250 from harveynichols.com
Converse Glitter Panel Sneakers
These are Converse trainers, but not as you know them. Embellished with subtle but sparkling glitter panels, and topped off with ultra thin black laces, this pair give a very cool take on a modern classic.
Converse Glitter Panel Trainers, £137.06 from farfetch.com/uk