The 10 Best Sneakers to Add to Your Cart During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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We’ve been counting down the days to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023, and folks, it’s finally here. While the iconic sale gets tons of coverage, one of the most under-the-radar deals to look for is the selection of sneaker discounts. We're seeing tons of workout sneakers from popular brands like Adidas and Nike included, as well as fashionable picks from Converse and P448. (Plus, as we're thinking ahead for fall, we've searched for great prices on two major trends: platform sneakers and shoes in off-white colors, so you'll find those here too.)

In case you missed it, the sale started on July 11 and lasts until August 6 but is broken into tiers based on your Nordstrom membership status. Here’s the deal:

  • Icon Early Access: July 11 through July 16
  • Ambassador Cardmember Early Access: July 12 through 16
  • Influencer Cardmember Early Access: : July 13 through July 16
  • Public Access: July 17 to August 6

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I’m not a member, but I sure as heck want to join!” We got you. Sign up for a membership here to get early access to all the best deals before they sell out.

What are the Best Sneaker Deals During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

While the sale prices vary, we’re pretty sure you’re going to be happy with the steals for yourself and others, including some of our favorite picks for the guys in our like, including the ON Cloudswift sneakers (originally $140, now $113) and Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 Sneaker (originally $190, now $150), both of which are on major sale. Brands like Brooks, ON, New Balance and more will be included too. Here are some of the top sneakers you should be adding to your cart before they sell out of your size:

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Best for Running

1. On Cloudswift Running Shoe


The bouncy foam makes for a supportive and incredibly comfortable sole for running, weightlifting or just wearing every day. They're now only $113 (originally $140), and the sleek look and lightweight feel are perfect for making your athleisure fits and matching sets look hot this summer.

Best Neutral Athletic Sneakers

2. Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA Sneaker


These cream sneakers (originally $190, now $130) have a great bounce for running and walking thanks to the Spring Boost cushioning and supportive knit material. They’re sporty and cute, and this neutral color couldn’t be chicer.

Best Men's Sneakers for Training

3. Nike Free Metcon 5 Training Shoe


The Flexible Nike Free technology makes these shoes (now $20 off) ideal for agility workouts. From complex circuits to your long run days, they really give you a supportive base with a lot of comfort. Our favorite part? The flywire cables hold your laces secure no matter what.

Best Retro Sneakers

4. New Balance 990v5 Sneakers

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Yes please, retro vibes. We love the throwback style of these sporty sneakers, which are now on sale for only $72. The colors are nice and subtle, so you can wear them with many different outfits for an extra pop of color.

Best Off-White Sneakers

5. P448 John Sneaker


A set of casual sneakers (currently $98 off) is a nice addition to your closet (and this off-white pair won’t get as dirty as your beloved white ones). This comfy style from P448 has a smooth sole for comfort and metallic detailing for some unexpected edge. "I've worn these constantly for the last two years, and they've held up so well and are great since I can't keep crisp, white sneakers clean to save my life," says commerce editor Olivia Dubyak.

Classic Nikes are a must-have, especially these platforms since they're $17 off. The casual-athletic vibes are great for throwing on with a basic sundress or a matching set for walking to yoga. The tan stripe is so pretty and neutral—we are adding to cart immediately.

If you’re a high tops kind of gal, these Chuck Taylors are right up your alley, and they're $32 off. You’ve probably owned a pair of Converses at one time or another, but these are a stylish take on the classic kick with a scalloped edge and gold eyelets.

Most Lightweight Running Sneakers

8. Brooks Adrenaline GTS Sneakers


If you're a runner, you're going to love a pair of Brooks. These sneakers, currently $30 off, are lightweight and ergonomic to fit your foot while give a nice bounce with each stride. It also has the brand's built-in support system to enhance your natural movement.

Best Slip-On Sneakers

9. Nike React Phantom Flyknit 2 Sneakers


These sneakers (originally $140, now $110) have a sock-like fit to contour your feet, offering both support and flexibility. They have a tongue and heel loop to easily slip on and off without having to mess with laces, too. Plus, the foam sole not only absorbs the shock of each step, it gives your feet a little bounce for better form during your long runs.

Best Convertible Sneakers

10. Olukai Pehuea Li Convertible Sneakers


Sometimes lacing up sneakers is just too much of a hassle when you're in a hurry. You can pick between a full on sneaker or a slip-on version with these convertible ones, which are currently $30 off. The backing pops up or down, depending on how you want to wear it, so you don't have to worry about damaging the heels of your shoes.

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Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to West Texas to Chicago to Northern Colorado since then experiencing new things to broaden her perspective as a writer. She writes across the board in fashion, beauty, wellness and home, focusing on product reviews and roundups that can elevate your everyday life. She's been writing in the commerce-sphere for nearly five years and loves trying new products, sharing her honest experiences to help you decide whether what you’re buying is worth it or not (yup, Augustinus Bader is a must-have).

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Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...