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Where to Find the Best Back-to-School Shoe Sales

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Back-to-school shopping doesn’t stop at just school supplies. Every summer, I wait for back-to-school shoe sales to get my kids new shoes. And if the sales are super hot, I’ll buy a pair for now and a size bigger for later in the school year. (And maybe even a pair for myself!)

But how do you keep track of all the best shoe sales? That’s where the deal finders at Krazy Coupon Lady really shine. I’ll point you to all the best back-to-school shoe sales so you know what to expect — and when.

Plus, doing a little back-to-school clothes shopping is a great way to get little ones excited for the school year. Because who can be upset about summer ending when they’ve got new outfits, shoes, and a brand-new backpack?

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Shop Target for back-to-school shoes and sandals for 25% off.

Bright blue Cat & Jack sandals he'd in the shoe aisle at Target.

Shopping at Target for back-to-school is inevitable. Between the deals on school uniforms to savings on school supplies, you might as well check out the back-to-school shoe sales at Target, too. Throughout the back-to-school shopping season, Target will offer multiple shoe sales which result in saving at least 25%.

Target carries a wide variety of shoes, from sneakers to sandals to boots. Target-owned brands like Cat & Jack and All in Motion are guaranteed for up to a full year, and you can return them for any reason. So if these shoes fall apart, you can get a full refund.

Name-brand shoes such as Mizuno, Reebok, and Timberland are offered on through their Target Plus partner program. These shoes are excluded from Target shoe sales, but you can still get 5% off with your Circle Card.

A few of the Target-brand shoes can even pass as lookalikes for more expensive brands like Vans, Birkenstock, and Yeezy slides!

Look for these types of Target shoe sales:

  • Buy one, get one 50% off

  • $10 off when you spend $40 or more

  • Up to 70% off clearance — usually hits the first week or two of September

Kohl’s has name-brand back-to-school shoes that are frequently 25% – 30% off.

kids vans shoes in shoe boxes

Kohl’s isn’t just for kitchen appliances. They carry a variety of name-brand shoes like Vans, Converse, Under Armour, and Nike. Look for Kohl’s clearance deals of 25% – 30% off that pop up just about every week throughout the back-to-school months. You can’t use Kohl’s coupons on select brands, but you can use your Kohl’s Cash.

Related: New to Kohl’s? We can teach you all the best Kohl’s shopping hacks.

Score good shoes for back-to-school as low as $7 at Walmart.

Pairs of kids shoes with sales tags showing $9.97 at Walmart

Walmart back-to-school shopping can really be a one-stop shop. You can get all your school supplies and your back-to-school shoes, too. Walmart offers a variety of shoe styles, and with prices starting at $7, you can get multiple pairs of shoes for all the kids.

Keep an eye out for shoes to go on clearance in August, when prices start at $4.99 each.

Get back-to-school shoes for $0.01 at JCPenney.

jcpenney cart in front of girl trying on shoes

JCPenney is a great store to find back-to-school shoe sales. JCPenney carries brands such as Fila, Vans, and Arizona. Look for clearance deals in July and sales to happen in August.

Plus, if you're a JCPenney Rewards member watch for a JCPenney coupon via email around July 24. Last year, the JCPenney coupon was for $24.99 off a $25 order. So any $25 pair of school shoes cost just a penny!

Related: Use our Back-to-School Supplies Stock-Up Price List so you never overpay for pens, crayons, and more.

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