There are some women who have suffered a lifetime of improper footwear and, consequently, trust no heel, even for a dressy occasion such as New Year’s Eve. Others are always willing to risk life and limb in the name of style. No matter which camp you fall into, the concept of buying footwear with enduring value and comfort—rather than indulging in “right now” trends—is bound to trigger some commitment issues. There’s no way of determining whether or not the desire you feel today will last for a lifetime, which explains every female’s on-again, off-again relationship with certain styles that are aggressively sexy and built for one-night only (platforms, mega-inch stilettos and anything else that leaves a gal aching in the morning and wondering if it was worth it). Enter the ultimate New Year’s Eve shoe: Opulent with a disheveled elegance—thanks to richly textured snakeskin—Stuart Weitzman’s shapely Platvogue platform pump is a festive alternative to basic black. Consider it the perfect accompaniment to an eternally chic little black dress.