The Macy’s Great Shoe Sale Has Officially Kicked Off—and I’m Strutting to Buy These 7 Under-$120 Pairs

These shoes were made for more than walking

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A design by Victoria Parrotta for PureWow featuring some of the best discounted styles at the Macy's Big Shoe Sale in 2024.
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'Tis the season to say bye-bye to comfortable boots and hello to comfortable sandals! Warmer days are finally ahead of us, and the Macy's Great Shoe Sale is here through April 21 to get our shoe closets all sorted out for the season. In other words, if you have yet to snag some new sandals, sneakers and heels for spring, prepare to go all in on this sale. Not only can you secure *thousands* of shoes for up to 40 percent off, but some of the best pairs from top brands (like Nike and Franco Sarto) are up for grabs for less than $100.

Translation: Do not skip this sale, especially if you want to scoop up styles like these tenniscore-approved New Balance 574 sneakers ($90; $75) and these wedding-ready DV Dolce Vita Lumena sandals ($59; $41). And, guys, those are only two super cute shoes out of the nearly *8,000* pairs that are on sale RN, so do yourself a favor and start running—or strutting—to these deals. Lucky for you, I scrolled through hundreds of them to bring you the seven best footwear finds you'll want to wear on repeat this season (and probably next season, too). Ready, set, go shop for shoes!

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If you're looking for a pair of everyday sneaks, reviewers swear you won't be disappointed with this Nike style, which is an updated design of the classic Air Force 1s. As a matter of fact, the brand says they come "well-equipped" with *premium* leather, mesh and suede paneling on the upper, a Nike Grind rubber outsole for a seriously grippy stride and colorful contrast accents that take their stylishness to the next level. But are they actually comfy? I'll let one buyer tell it how it is: "These are super comfortable. They are great all-around shoes if you’re looking for something with a little character that differs from the average shoe," they say. Oh, you already added them to your cart? Same.

I can already see myself slipping on these sandals all summer long since they have a minimalist, '90s look that'll go with everything, as well as a 1.25-inch heel that'll provide some height without sacrificing comfort (#bless). Plus, their leather upper is supposedly "buttery soft," according to one reviewer, while another adds, "I love the style and comfort of these shoes. They can take you from work to a nice night out. I love them so much, I purchased two pairs in black and magenta pink." Yep, they come in a slew of versatile colors, too. I'll be stocking up while they're under $70—and so should you.

It's not every day that I come across *leather* ballet flats that cost less than $100, so you can bet I'm scooping these shoes up in as many spring-ready colors as I can. (Uh-huh, cherry red is trending!) More importantly, reviewers say the soft leather molds to the shape of your foot and the shoes have enough padding in the insole to support feet with every step. Basically, these flats have the potential to become your new go-tos this spring—just be sure to size down a half size, as buyers do note that they run large.

In case you haven't heard, tenniscore style is back and cooler than ever, and if you want to ace the fashion trend this time around, start with these sporty New Balance sneakers. From their contrast suede and mesh upper to their shock-absorbing heel, these retro-inspired kicks are guaranteed to look *and* feel good both on and off the court. Per one fan of the 574s, they'll also come in handy if you have wider feet: "The toe area is so comfortable, I rarely wear other shoes. I have trouble finding wide shoes and this shoe fits without being classified as wide." Whether you're heading to the tennis court or just need a new pair of sneakers to go with your dresses, these trendy-yet-timeless sneaks are your answer.

If you, like me, have a ton of weddings and events coming up on your calendar this summer, you're going to want to add these strappy sandals to your cart as soon as you send out your RSVPs. For starters, their cushiony, lightweight design—and low 1.75-inch block heel—should make them easy to move and groove in. Secondly, the sleek, tubular straps should stretch to fit your feet in all the right places, so you can party into the wee hours without any pain.

Quite a few shoppers say that these faux patent leather sandals are a great affordable alternative to Birkenstocks, and I can see why. While they're made of synthetic materials rather than genuine leather and suede, the slides' thick double straps, adjustable hardware buckles and molded footbed make them look just as luxurious as any pricier picks. And since they're currently on sale for less than $35, you don't have to be too precious about wearing them to the beach or the pool. Jackpot!

Slingbacks are huge this spring, and I've got my eye on this particularly elegant pair with the perfect 1-inch heel. Swoon! They're constructed from leather, which is known to stretch and conform to your feet, so the more you wear 'em, the comfier they should get. And as if it couldn't get any better than that, they also boast an adjustable ankle strap, so they should fit like a glove. One reviewer raves, "I wore these for jury duty, and they were comfortable for seven hours of hearings," while another writes that the shoes make her legs look great, even with the low heel. In that case, there's no question whether I'm snagging these beauties on sale. Feel free to try to beat me to it!

Destinee Scott

Associate Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Associate Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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