Nike wants to prioritize their online and company stores, so they’re reducing their number of retail chain partnerships.
Footwear News shared an analyst report this week that Nike will no longer sell to nine major wholesale accounts.
Where can you still buy Nike shoes? Which stores won’t be selling Nike anymore? Read on.
Here’s what you need to know:
Nike ends partnership with Zappos, the final cut in ties with Amazon.
As Nike focuses on building up their own online shoe store, they won’t have need for Zappos.
This comes less than a year after Nike terminated their partnership with Amazon.com.
Regional department stores including Belk, Dillard’s & Fred Meyer are on the chopping block.
The analyst report said Nike will end sales partnerships with the following stores (and their online outlets):
- Belk (department store): 300 locations in the Southeast
- Dillard’s (department store): 285 locations in 29 states
- Boscov’s (department store): 50 locations in the Northeast
- Bob’s Stores (retail): 30 locations in the Northeast
- Fred Meyer (Kroger affiliate, grocery & department store): more than 130 locations in the Northwest
- EbLens (clothing store): 48 locations in the Northeast
- Vim (clothing store): dozens of locations in the New York City area
- City Blue (clothing store): 25 locations in the Northeast
You’ll still be able to get Nike products from your favorite national retailers like Kohl’s, JCPenney & DICK’S.
Nike will keep their sales partnerships with larger U.S. retail chains, including DICK’S Sporting Goods, DSW, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, Foot Locker, JCPenney, Kohl’s, and Shoe Carnival.
We know where to find the best deals on Nike.
Check out the Nike deals page on Krazy Coupon Lady to see who’s got the best deals on Nike shoes, athletic wear, and more.
Here are our favorite ways to find great discounts on Nike on the regular:
- Nike deals at Ross
- Nike deals at Burlington
- Best Nike deals at TJMaxx
- Nordstrom Rack
- Nike Factory Store hacks
- Nike Clearance Store hacks
- Kohl’s Black Friday Nike deals
- Macy’s Black Friday
- Proozy.com (although look out for Nike to ax them, too, in the coming months)
- Finish Line End-of-the-Season Sale
- Rack Room Shoes
- DICK’S Sporting Goods Nike deals (especially Clearance and the Spring Sale)
Under Armour is also pulling back on retail partners.
Nike’s athletic apparel rival also announced Oct. 30 that they’ll pull their products from 2,000-3,000 stores in North America over the next couple of years — about 1/4 of their retail partners. Under Armour hasn’t yet said which stores will be affected.
Instead, they’re also looking to beef up their direct-to-consumer sales via their website.
See Under Armour deals on The Krazy Coupon Lady.
Shop the End-of-Season Sale at Finish Line to save up to 50% on Nike.
One of our favorite times to buy Nike is during Finish Line’s End-of-Season Sale in September – October and again in January – February. Here are some deals we’ve found in the past:
Buy 1 Boys’ Little Kids’ Nike Huarache Extreme Casual Shoes (reg. $69.99) $35, sale price
Final Price: $35
Total Savings: 50%
Buy 1 Men’s Air Jordan Retro 3 Basketball Shoes (reg. $190) $135, sale price
Final Price: $135
Total Savings: 29%
Check out our full list of insanely easy ways to score cheap Nike gear.