Thanksgiving is one of the most traditional U.S. national holidays, dating back to the 1630s when the pilgrims landed and colonized Massachusetts. It remains a celebration of giving thanks and reflecting on the past year.

Even with the various challenges and obstacles the pandemic has created, most of us generally look forward to Thanksgiving as it signals the official start of the holiday season. 

It literally (and figuratively) serves up fond memories of traditional food fare including turkey, stuffing and pies. Fortunately, comfort foods are in high demand and many will happily indulge during the traditional Fall feast. 

The days leading up to and after Thanksgiving have historically been some of the most busy and expensive travel days. Family and friends come together to crowd houses and restaurants. Unfortunately, with rising COVID-19 cases, officials have asked all to limit travel this year--suggesting smaller gatherings are more safe. With this new guidance, many families may opt to not dress up and leave fancy duds hanging in the closet. Yet, for those that want to put some effort into their appearance, there is nothing quite like the feeling of putting on a new dress for the first time or perfectly painting mascara on eyelashes. 

Two major themes that have emerged from the pandemic include the ability to adapt...and the desire to be comfortable. Therefore, there may be no need to wear heels and women should feel free to give their heels a holiday! Avoid blisters and squished toes! 

Cocktail Sneakers offers a variety of options perfect for the holidays. No one can go wrong with the black or navy Professional  sneakers can also upgrade any look. The patent leather sneaker is sleek and elegant whether paired with a nice dress or simple skirt and delivers an effortless way to look chic yet comfortable. 

Alternatively, the Outsider bootie in black or blush can be worn to a more casual Thanksgiving setting this year. They have the most reviews on our website for a reason -as they can literally transform an outfit. The luxurious calfskin leather, ankle strap, and gold-colored metallic piping are worthy of the 5-star testimonials. Our Outsider was also included in DailyMom's list of Favorite Shoes for Fall 2020! 


Thanksgiving is a special time of year...with or without a pandemic. The backbone of the holiday remains the same although many will share gratitude for even more, we imagine. Regardless of how your gathering looks this year-- a social distance glass of cheer, a driveway/yard gathering or a "Zoom and dine" call, Cocktail Sneakers sends wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!