We all love a nice pair of shoes but they don’t need to cost a fortune. Take a look at where to buy cheap shoes online without compromising on quality.
It may come across as stereotypical but, on talking to a lot of other women, it’s clear that there are some things in our wonderful world that the majority of us love.
As a generalist way of looking at things, women seem to like the following things:
- A helping hand once in a while
- Something sparkly
While having a helping hand is free and will be given every now and then, sparkly things and chocolate aren’t actual needs – they are “just wants”. Things that will make life feel that little bit better for a short time.
Trouble is with shoes….while some pairs are very pretty and make you feel like a million pounds, shoes are also necessary for day to day living.
Buying quality shoes will mean the item will last longer is great, however, not everyone has the budget to blow on just one pair.
The great thing is, you don’t have to pay over the odds to for a decent pair of quality shoes. In fact, there are places that sell “seconds” or shoes that have slight imperfections.
This means being able to buy expensive shoes for just a snip of the price! I don’t mean just an ordinary sale either – this is deep level discounting!
Some shoes may have a slight discolouring or some marks, they could have been used for store display or have been discoloured from being in a window display. They could also just be the end of line products that no longer sell.
Whatever has happened to them in their previous life, they are now dirt cheap and ready for a loving new home.
Schuh sells imperfect shoes. On looking, there are currently over 1,000 shoes up for grabs for men, women and children!
Some of the shoes have scuffs, discolouration and other small issues. Within each listing there is an actual, close up photo of the shoe (not a stock photo) and description of what’s wrong. This way you’ll know what you’re actually buying.
Current bargains include Red or Dead heels and Hush Puppies for £9.99 and cheap shoes for kids including Toms and Vans from £1.99. You’re even able to double up the savings with a 10% student discount if you’ve got an NUS card!
Everything 5 Pounds
As the name may give away, Everything5Pounds sells EVERYTHING for £5.
Whether you want to buy a top, trousers, dress, cost or shoes, you the price is set at a fiver.
While you won’t get branded shoes, there are the occasional New Look or River Island label that pops up. The shoes and boots come up a little small so keep that in mind when ordering.
There is the occasional discount code that crops up and we’ll update our Everything5Pounds review when a new one is released.
They are a treasure trove of cheap stuff.
Offcuts by Office
Like window shopping in Office, but even the sale prices put you off? Then you need to shop at Offcuts instead.
Offcuts sell one off last pairs of shoes that would have once been in one of the main Office stores. They may have some markings and would have likely been ex-display shoes, but any imperfections are described and photographed.
Love Clarks shoes? Then check out their outlet store with discounts of up to 60%. You’re only able to buy 4 pairs of shoes at one time (makes it fair for everyone) and there are no kids shoes on the website.
Factory outlet stores are also popping up all over the country so you may well have one near you to take a look before you buy.
Shoes starting from just £6 a pair, you are looking at huge ranges of one off shoes. They buy directly from the vendors, meaning its even cheaper for us.
If they don’t have your size it will be unlikely they ever will so try not to fall in love and make sure you do a size search.
ASOS have an outlet section and can offer up to 70% off branded prices.
You can find high street discounted and cheap shoes all the way through to designer brands with big price cuts.
Shoeaholics sell shoes (and handbags) for up to 75% off their original price.
They are part of the Kurt Geiger company so are able to get their shoes first – at mega cheap prices. With cheap shoes for men and women, you are also able to get 10% discount if you are registered with UNiDAYS, plus you can get extra 15% off your first order if you sign up to their newsletter.
The Soletrader Outlet will see you make savings of up to 60% off the original retail price.
You’re looking to get the big discount on last season shoes, trainers and boots for men, women and children. They sell brands like UGG Australia, FitFlop, Dr. Martens, Rocket Dog, Adidas, Timberland and Palladium.
If you have an NUS discount card then you can also get a 10% student discount and can even get free collection from one of their main stores too.
The Flannels outlet sell some pretty special shoes. Some are still massively discounted and start at around £20!
While some shoes are not as heavily discounted as I’d like, others are a total steal!
It’s a different world looking at some of their shoes, seeing hundreds of pounds knocked off Jimmy Choos!! Try not to look at the main site though as the prices will make your eyes water!
Amazon shoe outlet
Amazon sells just about everything – they are like the modern day Woolworths!
As part of the everything they sell, they have a big selection of outlet shoes for men, women and kids.
If you’re after something a little more casual or sporty, but still don’t want to pay over the odds then Adidas will be the place to look.
They have an in year outlet section included on their site with discounts of up to 50%.
The ECCO outlet is jam packed with cheap shoes!
As well as normal style shoes for men, women and kids, they also have a selection of clearance business shoes, golf shoes and sports shoes.
While you need to wear shoes to keep your feet warm and dry on the move, they don’t always need to cost an arm and a leg so buying imperfect shoes and outlet shoes can be a great compromise.
If you find yourself overspending online then take a look at this tool which may save you some money.
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks. She is studying a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion.