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Fact: You can never have too many shoes.
Another fact: Whether you’re looking for a new pair of boots or sneakers — or great gifts for your family — Zappos has great options on sale right now, with its early Black Friday extravaganza.
We’re talking major savings, folks —up to 65 percent off (meaning now’s the time to snag that pair you’ve had your eye on forever, completely guilt-free). Where to begin? Right here. We combed through the options and pulled some stellar steals.
But these deals are gonna be going, going, gone faster than Thanksgiving leftovers, so be sure to grab the goods asap. Here are some of our favorite bargains:
Stomping through puddles is not just for kids. You’ll feel powerful and protected in these comfy Hunter boots when the weather outside is frightful. They’re on sale for Black Friday starting at $72.50 — that’s 50 percent off the original price of $145!
These sturdy boots are classic and cool and, best of all, vegan, so you can feel good about how you strut your stuff. “Perfect rain and mucky yard boot….” said one reviewer. “Comfortable and stylish, all in one!”
If you want to jazz up any outfit this holiday season, look no further than the LifeStride Payton Ankle Boots. With chic details like an almond toe and decorative buckles, these boots look way more expensive than their sale price of $54 — and even their original price of $90. Smart side slits make them easy to slip into.
Soft microfiber inside keeps tootsies toasty warm, and you’ll have all the support you need thanks to the high-rebound foam insole and flexible outsole. “I’m sure they’ll be my go-to boot this winter. They’re super comfortable right out of the box, and very cute,” raved one satisfied customer. You may want all three colors.
When choosing athletic shoes, it’s important to pick a pair that delivers flexibility, shock absorption, and lightweight breathability so you can get where you’re going in comfort. The Asics GEL-Sonoma 6 Sneakers, starting at $60 (was $80), are designed to provide uphill and downhill traction, and bring ease of movement to every step.
“These trail shoes are light and super comfortable,” said one delighted runner. “Very happy with these. Went on a 6 mile hike as soon as I got them, and they felt great!”
Down from $100 to just $60, the Koolaburra by UGG Aribel Boots have a a generously cushioned footbed that lets your feet breathe a sigh of relief. Slip into the savor the comfort — or treat a loved one to a pair — starting at just $60, down from $100.
One thrilled customer writes, “I am so happy with my new Koolaburra by UGG…They look great and feel so cozy and comfortable.”
Keep your sneaker collection up-to-date with the Saucony Originals Jazz Low Pro Sneakers, starting at $45 (was $60). With padding just about everywhere you could imaging —footbed, tongue, collar — and engineering that makes for superior shock absorption, they’ll have you smiling through your day, not matter how much you’re running around.
One sneaker-loving shopper gushed, “These are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned straight out of the box…I just ordered my 4th pair of these in 5 years. As long as they keep making them I will keep buying them every year. Plus they fit my style better than most shoes!”
A nice pair of booties is essential for elevating the sameness that inevitably befalls the wintertime wardrobe. Get bootie-licious this Black Friday with the Sorel Cate Booties, starting at $119 (formerly $170) at Zappos. In waterproof leather or waterproof suede protects feet and has plenty of give. And the full-length zipper closure will make kicking these off once you get in the door a breeze.
“Beautiful boot,” mused one Zappos customer. “Very well made, very good arch support and I loved the tread for our icy winters.”
Y’know what’s underrated? A classic lace-up sneaker with a cushioned platform sole. The Clarks Layton Lace Sneakers, starting at $62 (down from $95), fits the bill.
The Cushion Soft™ technology with OrthoLite® footbed ensures you can stay light on your feet, even if you’re on those feet much of the day. Plus, reviewers rave: “I love these sneakers,” shared one shopper, “They fit true to size…they are super lightweight and comfortable.”
Make the transition to slipper season a delightful one with the Koolaburra by UGG Lezly Slippers, starting at $45 (was $60). Crafted with warmth and comfort in mind, they’re easy to step into for housework, curling up with a good book, or running out to bring in the mail.
“Very cozy and nice looking,” says one of many happy reviewers. “Great for home, but the sole makes them nice for wearing out and about too.”
Tall boots are the perfect accompaniment to skinny jeans and a simple top — they do the heavy style lifting for you. Make sure you have a pair on deck for festive gatherings. These artful pointy-toe Faryl by Farylrobin Mavis Boots are spectacular — and they’re down from $190 to $114.
Raved one reviewer, “These are the perfect boot! Just the right amount of heel height, just the right amount of pointy toe and best of all they are super comfy! True to size and the leather is so soft, not stiff at all.”
Move effortlessly with Easy Spirit Romy Sneakers, the perfect kicks for light walking and leisure activities. Grab them during the Zappos Black Friday sale starting at just $45 — down from $75 — and you’ll learn the magic of their personalized, breathable fit first hand.
“I took a trip to Scotland and we had rain, snow, hills and cobble stone streets,” said one intrepid traveler. “This shoe did great in all of the above environment and my feet did not hurt or get tired…this is a great shoe.”
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