Zappos Just Slashed the Prices of Thousands of Comfy Shoes Up to 60% Off Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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Zappos Surprise Joy Fest Comfy Shoe Sale Tout

Travel + Leisure / Reese Herrington

Ask me why I’m jumping for joy. Give up? It’s because Zappos is having a massive, under-the-radar savings event called JoyFest. And in this sitewide early Memorial Day sale, the retailer has slashed prices on a boatland of warm-weather footwear favorites — the discounts go up to 60 percent, but only until May 29. Pick a pair from Zappos' many comfy brands that you know and love, like Cole Haan, Vionic, Dr. Scholl’s, Brooks, Keds, and Merrell, to name a few. With summer just a month away, now’s the perfect time to step up and stock up on sandals, sneakers, water shoes, and more. 

With more than 4,000 shoes featured in the sale, I bet that you're wondering where to begin. Don't worry, I've waded through the thousands of discounts and found the best deals on comfortable, high-performing walking sandals, running sneakers, hiking shoes, and more for men and women. 

Best Overall Comfy Shoe Picks

Keds Jump Kick Duo Suede


Check out these discounts: a pair of men’s Coach leather slip-on sneakers are 50 percent off — they’re less than $100! Not steep enough for your summer footwear budget? There’s also Asics Women's Gel -Nimbus 24 Running Shoes at 60 percent off, a discount that brings their price tag to a whopping $66. And, how about a pair of lightweight Puma running shoes, perfect for all-day walking, reduced to just $42 (from $110)? That’s actually a 61 percent discount, but who’s counting? Zappos has your tropical getaways covered too, with Under Armour slides on sale for as little as $21 and the JBU Women's Ariel Water Ready Water Shoes on sale for half off at a mere $20. 

Gearing up for a hike? Sturdy, dependable, and durable boots from Merrell, Timberland, and other top outdoor brands are featured in the Zappos JoyFest Sale and starting at just $55. It's also worth mentioning that there are plenty of hiking sandals on sale, like the Ryka Kona Trek Sport Sandals; they just dropped to as little as $55. Fashion-forward sandals are also part of the mix, including the Sam Edelman Women's Bay Sandals that have been marked down to $84 from their triple-digit price tag. 

But, the savings don't stop there. Keep scrolling to shop the 85 best deals from the Zappos JoyFest Sale before time runs out. 

Best Running Shoe Deals

Hoka Zinal


Those summer evening jogs are about to put a spring in your step, but so are the brand new shoes you’re about to pick up from the JoyFest sale. Brooks is a big name in this savings event, and the Brooks Revel 5 Sneakers for women are leading the charge at just $70. If you’re looking for an even lower-priced option for women, try the Skechers Women's Go Run Consistent Sneakers, which are below $50 and have earned almost-perfect reviews across the board. One 72-year-old reviewer with bunions is “back to walking again and happy that I found these shoes.” 

There are a lot of options for men, too, starting with the Asics Men's GT-1000 11 Sneakers, a popular pick that's been marked down to just $75. You can also score the Reebok Men's Nano X2 Sneakers, which have been dubbed as “very comfortable and supportive” running shoes, for as little as $54 right now. 

Best Lifestyle Sneaker Deals

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For those days when you have no itinerary, a comfy pair of casual sneakers will still take you places. Zappos has a slew of kicks that travelers will love to wear for a casual daytime stroll and even match with a pair of khakis for dinner al fresco. For starters, the New Balance Numeric AM210 Sneakers are a colorful take on classic suede tennis sneakers with cushioned, impact-resistant footbeds and a 43 percent discount. The wildly popular Reebok Club MEMT Parafit Sneakers are also pretty sleek — and a steal starting at $25. You can’t beat a quality canvas shoe in the  summer, unless you add in cushioned, breathable footbeds like the Keds Champion Sneakers do; they're down to as little as $30. 

Best Hiking Boot and Shoe Deals

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped


From Angels Landing to the Appalachian Trail, level up your hike with a sturdy pair of shoes made for the job. And, save a ton in the process: some of the best deals for women include nearly 45 percent off on the top-rated Keen Pyrenees Boots, which one shopper called “incredibly comfortable for backpacking or just regular hiking.”The lightweight and breathable ZeroXposur Women's Portland WP Hiker Boots are also on sale, which will set you back as little as $55. For men, the Merrell Alverstone 2 Shoes, which are 20 percent off, offer more of a sneaker-like, warm-weather alternative to traditional boots. But, it’s The North Face Men's Chilkat V Lace Waterproof Boots that are the real deal here at 56 percent off — that means you'll be paying as little as $59 for one of the biggest names in outdoor gear.

Best Sandal Deals

Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly


Visits to the vineyard or the botanical gardens, long walks around warm European cities, dinner and drinks at the beach, and a relaxing day by the pool all have one thing in common: they’re made better by a cute and comfy pair of sandals. These sweet jelly shoes by Jack Rogers will brighten up any outfit for as little as $39, and the Cole Haan Grand Ambition Addison Platform Wedges will have you walking miles in style. “They are super cushioned and the straps are incredibly comfortable. I was able to wear them and walk all over on the first wear with no blisters in hot, sweaty weather,” is how one fan described these on-sale sandals. 

But, guys score the best savings here — starting with just $32 for cushioned, contoured, and go-with-anything Skechers Men's Foamies Hyper Burst Slides and a breezy $21 for the Under Armour Ignite 7 Slides, which are 40 percent off and armed with all-day comfort.

Best Golf Shoe Deals

adidas Golf Tech Response SL Golf Shoes


Time to tee off? Not without a brand new pair of golf shoes to put you at the top of your game. Hit the green in a pair of the Adidas Women's Golf Tech Response 2.0 Golf Shoes, and save some green, too; this sporty pair is more than 40 percent off and comes in starting at $38. The on-sale Skechers Women's Go Golf Ultra Max Sneakers are also scoring major points at JoyFest; they offer excellent arch support and water-resistance, as one reviewer notes. 

Guys: gear up with the Cole Haan Originalgrand Tour Waterproof Golf Shoes if you’re feeling snazzy. This pair makes a style statement, but stays true to its sporty roots with a flexible design and responsive cushioning — save $74 when you buy them during the sale. 

Best Hiking Sandals

The North Face Skeena Sport Sandal


Warm-weather hikes don’t have to mean stifling footwear; that’s why hiking sandals were invented. Zappos has a few favorites by hiking legend Ryka on sale, like the Women's Kona Trek Sandals. They're on sale for 25 percent off and built with rugged lug soles to keep you stable,  molded, contoured footbeds, padded heels, and cushioned straps for comfort as you navigate hills and rocky trails. Zappos also has cut prices on a few ultra-comfy offerings by Easy Spirit. I have my eyes on the Earthen 10 Sandals, which one fan called “the only shoes that are comfortable and fit right.”

Best Water Shoes

Speedo Surf Knit Pro


Don’t make your feet suffer through rocky beaches or algae-covered swimming holes without the comfort and safety of an excellent pair of water shoes. During the Zappos JoyFest Sale, you can get a stylish pair like the JBU Women's Ariel Water Ready Shoes for nearly half off. They slide right on and have all the cushioning and traction your heart desires. Bigger names like Merrell and Ryka are represented at JoyFest, too; they're offering discounts up to 30 percent off on water shoes with features like EVA uppers, drainage holes, and molded insoles.

Best Slipper Deals 

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Coziness knows no season, which is why you need a comfortable pair of slippers close by year round — especially if they have a rugged sole that lets you step outside for a nightcap by the fire pit. But, I totally get it if you're looking for a snuggly pair like the on-sale Ariat Women's Snuggle Slippers to make your feet feel like they're at a five-star resort; they're more than 50 percent off and create a major style statement — not to mention that they're also decked out with foam cushioning. The Ariat Lincoln Slippers for men are just as covetable, and so are their newly discounted $24 price tag. Save the same amount on snuggly slippers by Polo Ralph Lauren and Cole Haan, too.

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