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Labor Day is less than a week away, marking the unofficial end to summer as the weather starts cooling down. Bring on the boots and fresh sneakers.
Labor Day always falls on the first Monday of September. This year, it’s on Monday, Sept. 6. The national holiday, in which most people have the day off work, was created in the late nineteenth century to honor American workers and their economic achievements. It became an official federal holiday in 1894.
Today, Americans take advantage of the long weekend as a last-days-of-summer hurrah, and the savvy ones get their important shopping done, taking advantage of the many Labor Day deals that retailers offer, like Nike’s Labor Day sale.
We’ve gathered intel on the best Labor Day shoes on sale, from comfortable sneakers for women from a range of brands to athletic favorites courtesy of Nike and Adidas — plus deals on sandals, heels, pumps and boots from labels like Aldo, Franco Sarto, Vince Camuto and more.
Is it Worth Shopping Labor Day Shoe Sales?
Retailers are clearing out their summer stock this time of year, so it’s the perfect time to grab sandals for your next vacation or if you wear them year-round. Sneakers are also on discount as stores get in new inventory. Consider it a giant closet cleaning from which you reap the benefits.
Last year, we saw deals up to 70% off, so it’s the perfect time to scout out what you need for fall because, yes, even lots of new fall boots, flats and loafers will be discounted during the long weekend — and only for a limited time.
What Type of Shoes and Sneaker Deals Can I Expect to See This Labor Day?
Expect to see plenty of sneaker and athletic shoes on sale, with cheap sneakers online, and even post-workout recovery slides, from the likes of Nike, Finish Line, Foot Locker and Champs Sports, just to name a few.
Heels and pumps, sandals, boots, loafers, slippers, as well as designer sneaker sales will happen at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Rebecca Minkoff and many more.
All have offered deals during past Labor Day weekends and will do so again this year. We delve into the specifics of each promotion further down in this article.
Where Can I find the Best Labor Day Shoe Sales for 2021?
It’s never been easier to take advantage of shoes on sale because all of the deals you find will be online.
Below, we’ve rounded up the top websites to visit for all of your footwear needs. Some sales start even before the weekend officially kicks off, which we’ve noted. Also, keep checking back here, as we’ll be updating this page with more information on all the deals from your favorite brands.
Last year, Adidas offered 25% off across all of its product categories, all long weekend long. The annual Adidas sale typically only lasts the duration of the long weekend, so prepare to get on adidas.com early before stock runs out,. And while you’re preparing your wish list, use the promo code ALLACCESS to receive an extra 33% off loungewear styles for men and women.
Get up to 50% off summer styles at Aerosoles.com, happening now.
At the end of summer, Aldo typically clears out its stock of warm weather sandals with steep discounts up to 70% off. Keep your eyes peeled on aldo.com.
Rather than offering any type of site-wide Labor Day discount, Amazon offers deals that will likely vary by product,. Still, there are always great finds to add to your cart. Last year, Dr. Martens boots and shoes were up to 39% off, just in time for fall. Some deals start early, so we’ll update this page on the best amazon.com steals as we learn more.
In honor of Labor Day weekend, save up to 50% off on gear, apparel and accessories at backcountry.com. In terms of footwear, we spotted some Brooks, Nike and La Sportiva running shoes as part of the promotion.
Last year, Bloomingdales’ sales got a lot sweeter over Labor Day weekend, with items up to 50% off across all categories through the entire weekend at bloomingdales.com.
With over 1,000 men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes on sale on champssports.com right now, there’s something for everyone. Even more styles are likely to be added to sale over Labor Day weekend as the retailer makes room for new fall inventory.
Starting Sept. 2, enjoy 25% off sitewide when you use code WKND25 at checkout.
As part of Columbia’s Labor Day sale happening now, get 20% off almost all styles for men, women and children. Looking ahead to the colder months, you’ll even find plush slippers and rugged snow boots marked down so you can save on gear for later. To top it all, if you spend $100, you’ll receive a $20 promo card to use on online or in-store between Sept. 24 and Oct. 24.
Converse.com might already be your favorite source for affordable sneakers online, but its Labor Day sale makes the bargain that much better. Last year, certain styles were up to 50% off. The sneaker company’s latest design is one of our new favorites.
Through Sept. 6, get 30% off sitewide with code SUMMER20 at dearfrances.com. We’re currently eyeing some sleek croc-effect boots and knotted slides for fall.
While we wait for Express’ Labor Day sale to arrive, the brand is currently offering an extra 50% off sale items, for savings up to 70% off.
Whether you’re after a new pair of running or golf shoes, Finish Line is the perfect destination for sports fanatics on the hunt for a good deal. In 2020, sneakers were up to 40% off at finishline.com, and apparel was discounted up to 50%.
If last year is any indication, select styles on footlocker.com could be up to 30% off. In the past, Labor Day deals at Foot Locker have included fan favorite Nike shoes.
Sandals, heels, sneakers and flats could all be on the menu at Franco Sarto‘s Labor Day sale. We predict at least 25% off select styles this year.
Find cheap sneakers online from Vans and Converse at Journeys’ annual Labor Day sale. Last year, styles started at $29.99 on journeys.com.
From Sept.3 to Sept. 9, get 25% off sitewide plus free shipping at lifestride.com. In the meantime, there are already nearly 80 women’s shoes on sale to mark the end of the season. Bonus: The retailer will likely accept returns if a style doesn’t work out.
Shoes and clothing are likely to go on sale in the week leading up to Labor Day. Whatever is left come Labor Day weekend on lkbennett.com will probably be discounted even further.
Starting now, enjoy up to 60% off styles for the whole family and an extra 10%, 15% or 20% off select sale and clearance items when you use code LABOR on macys.com Head to the website now to nab savings on on everything from shoes to clothing to cosmetics. You’ll find athletic footwear on sale, plus sandals, pumps and flats.
Last year’s Madewell Labor Day sale lasted a week past the holiday. Check back here as Labor Day weekend approaches for special discount codes to use on madewell.com.
When it comes to running and athletic shoes on sale, New Balance typically delivers on this front for the duration of Labor Day weekend. Last year, they brand ran a 25% off sitewide sale.
Last year, the Nike Labor Day sale offered shoppers 40% off on nike.com. The annual sale is the perfect time to stock up on clearance Nike shoes. The site has been hosting a 40% off sale for a few weeks now, and we have a feeling the promotion may last through Labor Day weekend as well.
Happening now, get 60% off select styles on ninewest.com.
Expect to see a variety of products, including footwear, reduced by 60% over the long weekend on nordstrom.com.
Last year, the Old Navy Labor Day sale started the Friday before Labor Day. This year, we predict discounts on all items on oldnavy.com, perhaps as great as 60%. In the meantime, Old Navy is currently offering up to 50% store- and sitewide, including clearance items.
Sleek men’s shoes for work or going out are Perry Ellis’ specialty. The brand’s Labor Day sale has already started, offering an extra 30% off select items at perryellis.com.
Whatever summer styles remain on rebeccaminkoff.com come Labor Day weekend will probably be marked down further. Currently, the site is hosting an end of seasons sale, with up to 70% off sandals, mules and some boot styles.
Last year, shoppers used a code to get discounts on reebok.com over the holiday weekend. If this year’s promotion is anything like the last, the more you spend at Reebok, the more savings you’ll receive on athletic and running shoes in your cart. In honor of back to school, the site is currently offering 40% off sitewide when you use code BTS at checkout.
Starting Sept. 3 through Sept. 9, get 20% off sitewide and free shipping at ryka.com. Eager to kick your aerobics or training sessions into high gear this fall? Now’s the time to stock up on essential footwear, ladies.
Save 10% on orders of $29 and over and 15% off orders of $69 and over using code LABOR2021 at shein.com.
At Shoe Carnival, there’s already a blow-out end-of-season sale with up to 75% off sandals. For Labor Day Weekend, there will likely be more sales for sneakers, loafers, boots, heels and pumps from a huge selection of brands on shoecarnival.com.
Now through Sept. 6, get 40% off select styles on sorel.com.
It won’t just be summer styles on sale at Steve Madden, but also select fall styles like boots and sneakers. Head to stevemadden.com for a preview of styles that will likely be discounted.
Ted Baker’s Labor Day sale has arrived. Take an extra 20% off sale items, including cool leather sneakers, loafers and desert boots, with code EXTRA20 at tedbaker.com.
On toms.com, summer styles are already 30% off. Last year, there was a surprise flash sale on new silhouettes over the holiday weekend, too.
In the days leading up to Labor Day, Vince Camuto is likely to offer discounts of around 25% off on select styles on vincecamuto.com.
It’s unclear as to whether or not Zappos will have an official Labor Day sale this year, but we’ve already spotted thousands of styles marked down to under $100 for men, women and children on zappos.com. You’ll find everything from athletic sneakers to casual kicks, sandals and fall boots on sale for the whole family.
Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, shop more great deals happening now, below: