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Back-to-school shopping doesn’t stop at school supplies. Every summer, I look for back-to-school shoe sales in order to get my kids shoes, and finding the best deals is a must. And if the sales are super hot, I’ll buy a pair for now and a size bigger for later in the school year.

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Save over 60% with back-to-school shoe sales on Zulily.

A pair of lace-up shoes on a persons feet. One shoes has the laces pulled straight up like they're going to be tied.

If time is on your side, getting your back-to-school shoes from Zulily can save you between 60% – 75% on name-brand shoes. Zulily offers members-only daily deals that tend to go quick.

Find brands like Birkenstock, Adidas, TOMS, Muk Luks, Reebok, Stride Rite, and many more. Zulily carries shoes, sandals, and boots for the whole family. You’re bound to find something for everyone.

Zulily shipping can be slow, so plan accordingly. After you make your purchase, Zulily waits until the sale ends to place one bulk order from the manufacturer. The items are then shipped to a warehouse in 8 – 10 days, and then Zulily finally ships the items to you. Look for shoes with a “rocket ship” icon. This indicates the item is ready to ship and should get to you in three days.

Check out all of these Zulily shopping tips to keep saving money.

$16.99 $48.00 (65% Off)
Shipping: $5.99+ or free on your second order (until 11:59 p.m. PT)
Exp 06/01/24
$9.49 $39.95 (76% Off)
Shipping: $5.99+ or free on your second order (until 11:59 p.m. PT)
Exp 06/01/24

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 school uniform and school supply deals you’ll be grabbing, you might as well check out the back-to-school shoe sales here 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 from their own brands. Plus, these brands qualify for Target’s 1-year guarantee. Target-owned brands 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 Asics are offered on Target.com through their Target Plus partner program. These shoes are excluded from Target shoe sales, but you can get 5% off with your RedCard.

A few of the Target-brand shoes can pass as dupes for brands like Vans, Birkenstock, and Yeezy slides.

In 2022, we’ve seen 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
As low as $28.50 $40.00 (29% Off)
Spend $40, get $10 off
Pay $30.00
Exp 06/01/24


Kohl’s has name-brand back-to-school shoes.

kids vans shoes in shoe boxes

Kohl’s isn’t just kitchen appliances. They carry a variety of name-brand shoes like Vans, Converse, Under Armour, and Nike. Look for Kohl’s clearance of 25% – 30% off. You can’t use Kohl’s coupons on select brands, but you can use your Kohl’s Cash.

In August 2021, Kohl’s had a coupon code for $10 off back-to-school supplies or apparel purchase of $50 or more when you paid with your Kohl’s credit card. This code was eligible on brands like FILA and Vans, but not valid on brands like Nike and Under Armour.

Find more Kohl’s shopping hacks.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$14.44 $44.99 (68% Off)
Use unique code for 15% off
Shipping: Free on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
Exp 06/01/24

Score good shoes for back-to-school 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. Walmart offers a variety of shoe styles, and with prices starting at $7, you can really get multiple pairs of shoes for all the kids.

Keep an eye out for shoes on clearance in August, starting at $4.99 each.

Save up to 40% on back-to-school shoes at JCPenney.

Two pairs of pink Fila running shoes next to a sign that says "Girls Size 11-7

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 in August.

In August 2021, they offered 40% off Arizona brand apparel and shoe coupons. There were sneakers for $14.99 after the 40% off coupon.

$24.99 $55.00 (55% Off)
Shipping: Free on orders of $75+
Pickup: Free
Exp 06/01/24

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