We often read about how people are discouraged by the price of good shoes. In our previous articles, we discussed the reasons quality shoes are priced high; the benefit of looking at the overall value and not just the cost when shopping; and the benefits of having fewer, but superior quality shoes. However, because we are living in an era where inflation is high and we have because cost minded individuals, we saw fit to share few of our best tips for locating discounted priced shoes from top rated brands. As such, if you are interested in comfortable affordable shoes, then you should continue reading.
1. Planning Ahead
If you have an upcoming event that needs new shoes or you know your current shoes need replacing, then you should begin early. Consider going through our reviews to find a list of brands you love and the styles that will work for you. After this, keep an eye out for the best deal. Consider checking out shores like Sierra Trading Post, Tj Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and DSW, who frequently sell quality brands at a discounted price.
Their stock regularly turning over, and therefore, patience and persistence is needed. Do not stop there, keep searching and you will surely get them at a bargained price. Through this method, we have found great deals on shoes from brands we always recommend buying. All that you have to do is; know what you are searching for.
2. Company Website Closeout Or Sale Sections
Did you know a majority of shoe brands have website closeout or sale sections? These could be brands that you will never find them at a discount retailer. With this technique or tip, we have realized that anyone can get mouth opening deals on styles we always review, such as those from Sofft, Alegria, OTBT, and Earth.
As such, if you have your eyes on a specific shoe brand or style, going through a company’s website is a great way to find what you are looking for at a discounted price. At the same time, consider checking the sales section of websites like Shoes.com, Nordstrom, and Zappos for discounted shoe prices for various brands.
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3. Consider Sister Lines
Many popular brands have sister lines which offer similar levels of shoe comfort and style at an affordable cost. There are many sister brands out there on the market. As such, if there is a specific brand you are looking for but cannot afford, then you should consider going for the sister brands. You can achieve this by doing a bit of research.
4. Second-Hand Shoes
To get a really good deal, consider going for the second-hand shoes. The truth is that finding a comfortable affordable shoe at a resale shop requires even more persistence compared to a discounted shop. However, the moment you see one, it can have a huge payoff.
With this technique, you are also required to do a bit of research ahead of time. If you are new to thrifting, Worry Not! You can begin to teach yourself by looking for thrifting stores near you. at the same time, you can ask around or go through online reviews to find the best in your location. After you have located the best thrifting store near you, consider making regular stops your routine. If you are only looking for shoes, it will only take you about 10 minutes. Therefore, this is something you can do on your lunch hour.
5. Online Stores
If you are not up for a labor-intensive hunt for your favorite shoes, then you should consider online stores. There are many online stores such as Sole Trader, tredUP or eBay. You can buy them from the comfort of your home. At the same time, you can get them at a great deal. You can also set up alerts that will notify you when a particular item is on sale. eBay sellers rely on their online reputations, and therefore, cannot do something that will destroy their reputation.
To learn more about the many ways to find affordable comfortable shoes, check out our recent posts on affordable boots, sandals, and pocket-friendly Birkenstock as alternatives.
Now it’s your turn – what’s your favorite tip for finding good shoes at an affordable price? Have you used any of the methods we suggest? Have any new ideas to share? We’d love to hear from you!