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Nike Shopping Secrets: 7 Tips & Tricks to Help You Save

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May 10, 2016 · 7.3k Views

Hey Nike lovers! Nike is one of the top shoe brands in the world for sports and lifestyle and it's really no surprise why. I love my Nike flyknits, they’re durable, comfortable and I can rock them in and out of the gym. But it took me awhile to find a good deal for them and even then, they are pretty pricey. BUT given the quality of their line of footwear, it's a great investment, seriously.

Here are all the ways I try to find the best Nike sales and discounts and hopefully you’ll snag some awesome savings with these tips too (mainly for their shoes)!

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Shopping for Nike? Start your search online.

I generally run price comparisons for a certain Nike collection online and either end up purchasing from a great offer or making the trip in-stores. If you’re not all about that in-season, hot and new footwear, DO check out Nike online clearance for men and women. They discount past season’s or past collections and they all still look pretty darn great to me.


Clearance Nike shoes are typically discounted up to 40% off and you’ll even find deals on limited edition shoes from Nike collaborations (i.e. LeBron XIII, KD Trey, Air Max Audacity PE and etc).


Did you know Nike offers free shipping no minimum?

Source: Nike+

YEP! Nike has their own members loyalty program called Nike+ and registration is totally free. You can join today and get free shipping and returns (no minimum) on any purchase online. They also offer additional assistance if you need help selecting gear (a service much appreciated from broads like me with wide feets).


Nike offers extra discounts on clearance items

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I actually did not know about this until last year and this offer doesn’t come around often but Nike offers an extra 20-25% off their already reduced clearance items. Online shoppers are sometimes prompted for a promo code to redeem this discount or the discount would apply automatically at checkout.

Speaking of which - you’re just in time for another big Nike sale. From May 10 to the 17th, they’re offering an extra 20% off ALL clearance items. That’s up to 60% off or more in savings. So if you’re on the lookout for fresh kicks or gear, see if you can find anything that suits you in their clearance selections.


Nike Factory store or outlet is a prime stop for in-store shoppers

So this is actually where I got my Nike flyknits. We have a local outlet mall here with a Nike Factory (their outlet store) and it is almost always brimming with people. I fought my way to the aisle with my size at the back of the factory store where all the clearance shoes are located but couldn’t find anything good.

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If you head to the very back wall (known as the “hash wall”) of every Nike factory store, they offer even higher markdowns on outlet prices. I’m talking Nike kicks for $30! Sizes vary here but definitely give it a quick scan. Also, because prices are so cheap, the most popular styles are usually off the walk lightning fast. According to this reddit user, Nike factory gets shipments in and restock everyday however, not all outlet gets the best picks. You can also find more Nike outlet details, reviews and more new releases news at


Try off-price retailers Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, TJ Maxx…

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Off-price retailers typically discount a huge selection of brand name items up to 95% off and the same applies to Nike footwear, clothing and gear. Take Nordstrom Rack for example, you can easily find Nike running shoes or casual sneakers from a low price range of $40-$70.

SEE ALSO: Shopping Hacks for TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls

As with all off-price retailers, when a certain brand has an excess of their inventory, its usually sold at 50-60% to off price chains where the savings are then passed on to us. So keep an eye out next time you drop by your favorite off-price store!


Shop Nike brand at ASOS, Finish Line, Foot Locker, Urban Outfitters... 2016-04-27 10-10-52.png


This is for discount related offers including Nike limited edition items. Certain Nike shoes may be cheaper at footwear retailers like Finish Line who has their own end of season sale up to 75% off or Foot Locker who has their own outlet and new coupon code offers available that could save you an extra 15% off $70 or more. 2016-04-27 10-08-40.png


Other fashion retailers like Urban Outfitters and ASOS often has slightly lower prices on select Nike collection and colors. Keep in mind that some unpopular colors are usually marked down the lowest but if it's to your liking… then why not!

Keep in mind that each retailer has their own different deals and discounts so we highly recommend seeing what promo codes are available for each including student discounts which are available via UNiDAYS and can get you 10-20% off most fashion retailers.


Switch it up, buy kids, women or men Nike shoes!

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Have you ever come across a limited edition color that's only out for men, women or kids? Because I have. If you have relatively small foot size, try converting adult sizes to kids. This can save you a little here and there and open up other colors and styles options too.

For example, the Nike Air Force 1:

Men’s: $89.99
Women’s: $89.99
Kids’: $74.99

Nike conversion from women’s to kids size from Finish Line:

“First thing’s first: understand the size conversion. Women’s sizing runs 1.5 sizes larger than youth sizing. So to determine your youth size, simply subtract 1.5 from your regular size. For example, if you wear a women’s 7.5, you would wear a youth 6. Youth sizes run as large as a 7, so anything up to an 8.5 falls within the women’s/kid’s overlap. Note: Youth sizes are also equal to men’s sizes, so a youth 7 would also fit a men’s 7.

Formula: (your shoe size) – 1.5 = your youth size”

Additionally, if you find a style you like in the women’s or men’s section, simply follow this chart for proper conversion: 2016-04-27 10-30-52.png


Keep in mind that this option only works on certain shoes and may not work for all brands/collections.

What kind of savings have you found on Nike products? Share it with us!





monster1991 profile picture
I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.
yshwang23May 10, 2016
I see more families wearing same shoe. Used to be Father and Son or Mother and daughter...

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