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Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, hitting the beach, or planning a sunny getaway to kick off summer, you don’t want to miss out on rare deals this Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day has become one of the year’s biggest shopping weekends for sales and discounts, with footwear being one of the most marked-down categories annually. The sales for 2023 do not disappoint, with major shoe price drops on everything from Adidas running shoes, cute summer sandals, or walking shoes for men and women.
Retailers and brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Nike, Adidas, Converse, Amazon, and more have you covered with exciting discounts that’ll give your shoe rotation a refresh for the new season. You can snag chic Steve Madden slip-on mules from Nordstrom for 40 percent off or deals on Adidas Stan Smith shoes for under $100. DSW is offering 25 percent off cult-favorite Birkenstock Arizona sandals, while Nike’s Memorial Day sale is offering 40 percent off markdowns on lifestyle sneakers, trainers, sandals, and apparel. There’s also super sales at Crocs and Sperry, with 50 percent off select styles that’ll have your feet ready to hop on a breezy boat rode or take a long walk on the beach.
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Major retailers have rare discounts every year for Memorial Day, so you can expect the same for 2023 but with deals reduced to more clearance-like prices. Last year, Nordstrom offered a sweeping 60 percent off on select shoe styles while Crocs slashed prices by 40 percent. We saw sales in 2022 for 60 percent off at Zappos, a minimum of 20 percent off at Reebok, and bargains up to 70 percent off at Famous Footwear. You might remember shopping some of these sales for last summer, but you’ll discover that many of these savings are even bigger for 2023. The shopping event includes everything from Nike workout shoes, essential flip flops, comfortable walking sandals, running shoes, ankle boots, and anything else you’d want to add to your cart. It’s the best weekend to shop for shoes, because you can grab markdowns that are equal to or larger than previous years.
There’s no better time to order new shoes than right now. For summer, it’s likely you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors on your feet, and along bodies of water that’ll require footwear that’s durable, comfortable, breathable, and even waterproof. Whether you’re looking for sandals, sneakers, or boots, you won’t find these deals throughout the summer, so it’s best to grab them now for a limited time. You can also take the opportunity to stock up on footwear for the fall and winter, like boots for women and men, or gifts for sneakerheads if you like to plan ahead.
Olivia Cigliano is a Commerce Writer & Producer at Footwear News and WWD where she writes shopping content on the best-rated footwear, TikTok style trends, and more. Olivia received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College, and her byline can be found in publications including Elite Daily and CR Fashion Book. In her free time, Olivia can be found scouring the internet for deals on cool combat boots and dad sneakers to add to her ever-growing collection. Learn more about us here.