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Got a holiday season hangover? We’ve got the cure. Post-Christmas sales are in full effect starting today, and savvy shoppers can score some of the best discounts of the year as retailers unload their end-of-year inventory.
One of the best shopping events on our radar right now is Zappos’ winter clearance sale, where you can score best-selling shoes and boots for a steal — some styles are more than half off. We’re talking Sorel, Clarks, Adidas and more of your favorite footwear brands.
After all that gift-giving, you deserve to spoil yourself with a pair of shoes that let you step into the new year in serious style and comfort. Check out six of the site’s absolute best deals below. Happy feet ahead!
These cute and casual sneakers are hiding an irresistible secret: memory foam footbeds that provide all-day comfort. This powerhouse of a walking shoe is perfect for anyone with heel pain or uncomfortable calluses on the bottoms of their feet, says Dr. Nelya Lobkova, DPM at Step Up Footcare to Yahoo Life.
“Dr. Scholl's patented memory foam footbed offers comfortable insole cushioning not available in most casual shoes,” the podiatrist adds.
The soft, breathable upper of these Dr. Scholl’s Madison slip-ons keeps your feet cool while you run errands, walk the dog or make a supermarket run. Save 20 bucks and choose between five cool styles, from Black Python to our personal pick: Grey Cloud Microfiber.
On the outside, they’re a the perfect pair of leather Chelsea boots with cool side buckles and a stylish stacked heel. But on the inside, these Clarks cuties were made for walking, with their comfy OrthoLite footbed and roomy rounded toe box.
Dr. Lobkova recommends them especially for anyone with bunions or hammertoes, as well as “someone with balance issues or ankle instability looking for a casual ankle boot.” She also loves the non-skid rubber outsole for traction against winter’s elements.
Clarks Camzin Dime booties are up to 42 percent off during Zappos’ post-Christmas sale, so you save as much as $50 on these winter essentials in dark tan, dark brown or black.
Need a new pair of knee-highs? These Tommy Hilfiger favorites are basic with a twist thanks to a simple side buckle, and their padded footbed will keep you on your feet all day. They’re great for anyone who lives in leggings, tights or skinny jeans — and right now they’re 59 percent off!
“This Tommy Hilfiger high boot is a fashionable option for anyone with muscular calves, as it has a stretchable textile material in the back panel of the boot structure,” says Dr. Lobkova.
Save $105 on these must-haves in black — at $74, they’re simply a steal.
If you’re gearing up for a new year filled with power walks or morning runs, then a serious pair of running shoes are in order. No need to sacrifice style or bust your budget — this pair of Adidas Running Ultraboost 20 sneakers are up to 33 percent off and cute enough to wear every day.
Dr. Lobkova loves their “shock absorption in the heel to support heel pain and discomfort,” which comes courtesy of their responsive, ultra-cushioned “boost” midsole and “Fitcounter” molded heel that’s built to support the Achilles tendon — to name a few of this shoe’s superior features.
Three colorways are on sale right now in a white/copper mix, variations of pink as well as purple with silver accents.
Truly a fan favorite, this pair of Nikes — 25 percent off right now — has a perfect five-star rating from more than 950 fans on Zappos. “I am a medical assistant and I am constantly on my feet, running back and forth, up and down,” wrote one. “These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever [worn]...The color is beautiful and it has a cushion on the back of the heel that holds your Achilles perfectly.”
Nike Tanjuns are on sale in black/metallic red or all-white. Dr. Lobkova recommends them as “a nice training shoe meant for weight training, workout, and brisk walking.”
If you can’t resist a good sale and a good wedge, this pair of Sorel booties is just your style. These winter warriors have a waterproof leather upper and a molded rubber outsole to keep your feet stable and dry on any terrain. Their molded, cushioned footbed with soft microfleece top cover keep you comfy and supported all day long.
“This ankle boot has a great lug sole with a platform and zipper closure- nice find!” Dr. Lobkova shares. “The Sorel Joan of Arc wedge is a good choice for those looking for a heel yet also comfortable for walking in rain or sleet.”
Save 40 percent — or $80 — on these side-zipped best-sellers in your choice of eight go-with-everything colors, from dark brown to sage.
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