Chinese New Year is just round the corner and I know that many of you have already gotten your glam game on with lucky colour manicures and show-stopping cheongsams

Here comes the trickiest part of all your Chinese New Year outfits — the shoes. It’s customary for us to remove our footwear at the door and that usually poses a bit of a dilemma when I am picking out my Chinese New Year outfit.

My past visiting experiences have taught me not to wear shoes that are difficult to get into, or I have to suffer the ignominy of trying to wrangle them off and get them back on again at the doorsteps of my relatives’ houses while everyone awkwardly waits for me. But I don’t want to have to compromise on my choice of footwear because a lot of shoes I gravitate towards require some form of spectacular maneuvering. 

With that in mind, I’d recommend these 11 super pretty yet fuss free shoes that will save you from all the drama at the doorstep while keeping your shoe game strong. 

1. Jimmy Choo leather-trimmed woven pumps, $750 from Net-A-Porter

2. Faux suede heels, $70.55 from ASOS

3. Faux suede caged heels, $92.59 from ASOS

4. Sophia Webster cutout leather and suede slingback pumps, $694 from Net-A-Porter

5. Pony hair leather flats, $95.90 from Mango

6. Suede heels, $129 from Zara

7. Leather embellished sandals, $99.90 from Aldo

8. Nichloas Kirkwood embellished cork pointy-toe flats, $549 from The Outnet

9. Leather heels, $79 from Mango

10. Gianvito Rossi metallic leather and transparent flats, $700 from

11. Charlotte Olympia embellished suede slingback pumps, $546 from The Outnet