With so many Converse sales happening online and in-store, it would be crazy to ever pay full price. In fact, it’s totally possible to save up to 70% when you know where to look and when.

Here are a few tips for finding deals on Converse, but first, be sure to bookmark KCL’s Converse Deals Page for all the latest sales:

 

1. Both Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells are Converse shoes.

Before we dive in, let’s first distinguish between the two classic, bestselling, unisex styles of Converse…

Chuck Taylor was a basketball player and founder of the Converse shoe company. Chuck Taylors are the classic “All Star” shoes in both high and low tops. You will see “All Star” written on the tongue or the back of the classic low top shoes. For hightops, you’ll always see it written on the round label on the side with a bold outline around the entire shoe.

via Converse.com

Jack Purcell was a famous Canadian Badminton player. Jack Purcells are low-top shoes with a thicker rubber toe wrap and monochromatic laces.

 

2. Find Converse 60% off just in time for back-to-school shoes.

Did you know Kohl’s marks down their Converse inventory every August? Yup — and just in time for back-to-school shopping.

Buy 1 Women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip Sneakers (reg. $55) $16.50 – $49.99, sale price at Kohl’s
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: as low as $16.50

Kohl’s isn’t the only store offering clearance and Back-to-School deals on Converse.com and Nordstrom Rack:

Buy 1 Chuck Taylor All Star Renew Canvas Shoes (reg. $55) $35.97, sale price
Online only
Use STYLE50 for 50% off
Free shipping with Converse account or on orders of $50+
Final Price: $17.98
Buy 1 Seasonal Color Chuck Taylor All Star (reg. $50) $27.99, sale price
Online only
Use FLASH40 for 40% off
Free shipping with Converse account or on orders of $50+
Final Price: $16.79
Buy 1 Kids’ Camp Converse Chuck Taylor All Star (reg. $35) $26.97, sale price
Online only
Use SALE25 for 25% off fall styles
Free shipping with Converse account or on orders of $50+
Final Price: $20.23
Buy 1 Converse Kids’ One Star Oxford Sneaker (reg. $50) $21.73, clearance price at Nordstrom Rack
Free shipping on orders of $100+
Final Price: $21.73

 

3. Get Converse Black Friday deals for an extra 25% off clearance.

The Monday before Black Friday, Converse.com typically offers an extra 25% off clearance prices, resulting in low-top Chuck Taylors under $19. This deal will run through the Sunday after Black Friday — so shop as soon as possible to get the best selection.

In 2019, JCPenney offered 25% off Converse, bringing Converse regular prices down to $18.75 – $25 from $45 – $60.

Related: Find out how to save on your other favorite brands

 

4. Get cheap Converse at Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack roughly once a month.

Another idea for hitting that 70% savings goal when you’re shopping for Converse: visit Clear the Rack sales at Nordstrom Rack.

These sales last for about three days once every month or so, and it’s not uncommon to see Converse sales reach up to 70% off:

Buy 1 Converse Chuck Taylor Kids’ Galaxy Low Top Sneaker (reg. $40) $12.73, clearance price
Free shipping on orders of $100+
Final Price: $12.73
Buy 1 Converse Chuck Taylor Women’s All Star Sasha Topstitched High Top Sneaker (reg. $70) $24.97, clearance price
Free shipping on orders of $100+
Final Price: $24.97

Related: Find out more tips to shop Nordstrom Rack and save big bucks

 

5. If you wear anything smaller than a women’s 8.5 or a men’s 7, buy kids’ Converse!

Converse shoes are unisex. The outside of the box lists both women’s and men’s sizes. But, Converse also makes classic styles in kid sizes and they are cheaper than the adult-sized styles. So if a retailer says, “Women’s Chuck Taylors” or “Girls’ Chuck Taylors,” you can ignore that.

For example, in 2019 on Cyber Monday, Macy’s offered a deal on Converse for the whole family: “Girls'” Chuck Taylor shoes were on sale for $18.74, while the exact same “women’s” Chuck Taylors were on sale for $29.98. That’s an $11.24 difference!

To figure out what your size would be in kids’ shoes, just take your regular size and subtract 2 sizes. (Example: Adult “Women’s” size 7 shoe – 2 = kids’ size 5).

TIP: Do you have wide feet? Definitely buy kids’ shoes since kids’ Converse are slightly wider than adult sizes.

Related: Save Big on Women’s Shoes by Buying the Identical Kids’ Shoe Size

 

 

6. Converse Chuck Taylors run a half size larger than your normal shoe size.

When ordering online, be aware that although Jack Purcells are true to size, Chuck Taylors run a half size larger than your typical size. Plus, all sizes are unisex.

So if you tend to wear a women’s 8, you’ll wear a 7.5 for Chuck Taylors.

Use the Converse Size Chart to get the exact fit.

 

7. Shop Converse All Star’s at Nike’s Friends & Family Sale and save an extra 30%.

Nike’s Friends & Family Sale is held every year in February and July. If you find a sale or clearance pair of Converse during the event, you’ll get an additional 30% off.

When you download the free Nike app, you’ll unlock exclusive coupons like the 30% off entire purchase Friends & Family discount. You’ll also get free shipping every time you order from Nike.com with your NikePlus account — which, by the way, is also completely free.

Friends & Family coupons typically show up when the sale is live.

Or just ask an associate for a coupon if you’re in-store during the sale.

TIP: Military veterans get 10% off at Converse and Nike stores.

Related: Insanely Smart Nike Factory Store Hacks

 

8. If you don’t have a Converse outlet nearby, shop Converse.com.

Converse outlets sell Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells, but if you don’t have one in your area, shop Converse.com to get the same merchandise sold in the outlets.

Just tap on the Converse “sale” section, and you’ll find all the Converse outlet shoes you desire.

 

9. Use Nike and Converse gift cards interchangeably at “Converse” stores.

It’s true; Nike owns Converse. You can use a Nike gift card on Converse.com, and you can use a Converse gift card at the Nike Factory Store.

Related: Insanely Smart Nike Factory Store Hacks

 

10. Get between 60 – 70% savings on Converse.com a few times a month.

Buy from Converse.com when you can use a promo code to get an extra percent off.

To get a Converse coupon code, download the KCL app, and we will tell you when we see one. For the best results, enable “Converse” deal alerts inside the notifications settings in the app and hear about sales like these:

Buy 1 Chuck Taylor All Star Renew Canvas Shoes (reg. $55) $35.97, sale price
Use STYLE50 for 50% off
Free shipping with Converse account or on orders of $50+
Final Price: $17.98
Buy 1 Varsity Remix Chuck 70 Shoes Unisex Low-Top (reg. $80) $39.97, sale price
Use STYLE50 for 50% off
Free shipping with Converse account or on orders of $50+
Final Price: $19.99

 

 

11. What’s the difference between Chuck Taylors and Converse Chuck 70s?

In the 1980s, Converse updated the Chuck Taylor shoes with lighter-weight canvas and reinforced heels.

The Chuck Taylor 70 throws it back to the 1970s with an off-white “vintage” look and thicker canvas that doesn’t require heel support.

Chuck Taylor 70’s also come with a slightly higher price tag, retailing for around $70 for low tops $20 more than classic Chuck Taylors.

 

12. Shop eBay for used and new Converse.

You can get as sneaker-head/nerdy as you like when it comes to eBay.com.

Looking for an actual pair of vintage Chuck Taylors? eBay’s got you.

Now, something most people don’t realize is eBay also sells brand new Converse shoes at great prices.

I’ve seen a used pair for as low as $4.99 (kids’ size) and a brand new pair of high tops for $17.66.

PRO TIP: Make sure you pay attention to shipping fees, that way you don’t get gouged. For example, the $4.99 shoes include a $4.50 shipping fee. Almost the same amount of money as the shoes — ouch!

 

13. Shop 6pm.com for 65% off designer Converse almost any month of the year.


6pm.com is a sister site of Zappos.com (owned by Amazon), and if you’re looking for designer shoes of any brand, 6pm.com is a great place to saveConverse included.

Selection will be more hit and miss, and price points vary based on which line of Converse and style, but you can usually find a shoe with 65% overall savings anytime.

For example, I’ve seen Jack Purcells 65% off and Chuck Taylors 64% off.

Buy 1 Converse Kids’ Chuck Taylor All Star Hyperlite Ox Sneakers (reg $45) $17.99, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $50+
Final Price: $17.99
Buy 1 Converse Kids’ Hello Kitty One Star Ox 2V Sneakers (reg $50) $17.99, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $50+
Final Price: $17.99

TIP: Sort by “% off” when you’re on the 6pm.com to see the Converse shoes with the best savings.

Related: Hacks to Get Designer Brands Up to 90% Off on 6pm.com

 

14. Join store loyalty programs and use points to buy cool Converse.

Create your own sale by racking up loyalty points at any of these stores and then use them to get a pair of Converse:

 

15. Don’t be fooled by the inflated “regular” prices of DSW’s Converse.

Sometimes stores like DSW or Foot Locker will inflate “regular” prices to make a sale seem better than it is.

The difference can be as little as $5. For example, in fall 2019, DSW had low-top Chuck Taylors on “sale” for $49.99, showing the “regular” $55 price. These same shoes are normally priced at $50 on Converse.com.

When double-checking for inflated regular prices, make sure you’re comparing identical shoes. Because a pair of leather Chuck Taylors will have a higher regular price than a canvas pair.

Here are MSRPs for the most popular Converse lines (in canvas):

  • Converse Chuck Taylor High Tops: $55
  • Converse Chuck Taylor Low Tops: $50
  • Converse Chuck 70 High Tops: $85
  • Converse Chuck 70 Low Tops: $80
  • Converse One Star Low Tops: Starts around $70
  • Jack Purcell Low Tops: Starts around $65
  • Kids’ High Tops: $40
  • Kids’ Low Tops: $35

Related: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Big on Nike, TOMS & Converse

 

Don’t Scroll Up! Here are the links I mentioned:

Hacks to Get Designer Brands Up to 90% Off on 6pm.com

Insanely Smart Nike Factory Store Hacks

DICK’S Sporting Goods Scorecard Program

Secrets Every Nordstrom Rack Lover Should Know

 

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