The Best of Black Friday Sneaker Sales
Once we start seeing sneaker prices slashed, we all get a little silly and abandon our strictly drawn-up budgets. Major sneaker brands know this. They've clued onto the psychology behind Black Friday's markdown mania and craftily harnessed it.
Knowing our inhibitions and laces loosen in that post-Thanksgiving haze, brands will be dropping full-price new heat to distract from the discounts. Check out our round-up of what's releasing on retail's big weekend, plus try your luck at nabbing the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 and the 'Top 3 Gold' AJ1.
However, we're still all about the bargains here at Sneaker Freaker. We've done the hard work for you, combing through the Black Friday bricks to deliver you the weekend's 10 best sales.
Of course, be sure to check in with your favourite retailers as midnight strikes: sneaker Santa has been known to drop some coal-hot deals down stores' chimneys at the very last minute.
For the Swoosh, Black Friday has become just as much about new heat as it is about hot specials. Nike will drop some highly anticipated models on the 24th: try to catch the SF AF-1 'Black Friday', the Jordan 11 'Heiress' and Odell Beckham Jr.'s Air Force 1 if you can!
But don't get too caught up in Nike's fresh Friday frenzy. Hiding behind the hyped releases are some sweet discounts on recent drops. Highlights include the KD10 'Red Velvet' (Durant's response to those OKC 'cupcake' taunts), an Air Huarache 'Blue Jay/Hyper Violet' that honours the OG 1992 Huarache Flight, and the Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit.
Slam Jam Socialism
Slam Jam Socialism have served up their Black Friday deals already. Use the code BLACK40 to get 40% off full-price items and BLACK20 for a further 20% off already-discounted kicks. Now, the ball's in your court: visit their Black Friday page for some ace specials.
Based in New York state, sneaker retailer Renarts has kicked off the Black Friday party ahead of time. From November 20 'til 26, they're offering a storewide 20% markdown. Type in 'BF20' and enjoy a Posite lifestyle on a Payless budget.
German shoe supplier Solebox have snubbed their nose at their transatlantic counterparts, asking 'why wait until Cyber Monday or Black Friday if you can hit on some dope reduced kicks and apparel before that?' Well, it's a good question... Check out their sale page's significantly discounted models.
Sneakersnstuff (aka SNS) are running a 30%-70% off sale on some surprisingly new drops. All your favourite brands are in stock, just make sure to stop by their Black Friday sale ASAP to secure your size. Oh and some models qualify for an extra level of Black Friday bargain: buy two sale items and receive an extra 25% off.
Allike are offering discounts on fly new releases with their Black Bird Cyber Sale. Use the code BLACKBIRD30 at checkout for 30% everything on the site.
Caliroots are unleashing the heat already: a storewide 30% off sale began days ago. Sit down and take an extra-thorough look through their sales page; you might even find a 40% markdown among the footwear frenzy.
Livestock will mark Black Friday by slashing up to 70% off prices. The sale kicks off on November 24 at 12am EST. There's no word on exactly which models will be discounted, but one thing's for sure: look alive and round up that livestock like a sneakerhead sheepdog.
Considering they're dishing out discounts to the tune of up to 80% off, you'd be excused for thinking Sole Finess are the ones getting finessed here. But, who are we to complain? Check out the latest in women's sneakers over at their Black Friday sale.
BSTN have cooked up a Fat Friday Special, offering 22% off pretty much all their online stock. The German store proves their Black Friday game is as strong as America's, listing some sneakers that are sold out in nearly every other store. Skip the Thanksgiving leftovers and munch into the Munich retailer's fat lot of fresh stock.