After more than a year spent living in a steady rotation of house slippers and one single pair of chunky Adidas trainers (which I still adore and wear daily, by the way), it’s safe to stay that I had big plans for my feet this summer. Oh, the shoes I’d wear – and where! Oh, the Instagrammable pedicures I’d show off, to match every day of glorious sun we were blessed with.
Reality check: summer is a little slow off the mark and our long-awaited Freedom Day requires a little more waiting. However, now I’m feeling ready to add some fresh, new footwear styles into the mix perfectly suited to all the occasions I’ve been saving myself for. And now, with the timely arrival of the Foot Locker mid-season sale, that wait was all the more worth it.
After taking a scroll through the new Foot Locker sale shoes for men and women, there are so many cool styles that I know you'll feel equally excited about. My advice for successful shoe sale shopping at this time of year? First, make a list of the styles you feel you’re genuinely missing, as this will help you to avoid making any wild and impulsive decisions. Then, get familiar with your social calendar to see how these can combine. If you feel like you’re desperate for a new pair of black sandals but plan on holidaying in the UK, you might want something sturdier than you would for a beach-trip to Spain (enter: Tevas). The same applies to trainers. Desperate to up your fitness game? Embrace the great outdoors and tease for new PB with running sneakers with a comfortable, weighted sole over anything too chunky to give your ankles a break. But of course, come sale time, there’s always room for a smidge of impulsive spending. Trending streetwear names at a smaller price than when you first laid eyes on them are always going to be a satisfying purchase, whatever you've got locked in your calendar.
So which pairs do we rate most from the Foot Locker up to 50% off sale? I'm obsessing about everything from skate shoes in key colours of the season to the chicest possible trainers in pastel tints that are perfect if you're still easing your way out of your athleisure. But don’t think for a second that I’m not investing in more of what I know and love. Foot Locker is a serious destination for sneakerheads so I’ll be scouting out the best new streetwear kicks from Puma, Nike, New Balance and more. The chunkier the better.
Scroll on to discover which pairs made the cut.