Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy a new running trainer. Sure, some retailers have running shoe offers year-round but generally, Black Friday is when this year's models get a significant price cut. And not surprisingly, just because shoes are last season, that doesn't mean they are all of a sudden terrible to wear or don't provide responsiveness.
The below fitness deals have been curated to provide you with an overlook of the best running shoe deals available this Black Friday. By now, most retailers have started their Black Friday sales and we are seeing some awesome Black Friday deals cropping up.
There are only a handful of manufacturers who haven't posted any Black Friday running shoe deals and these will most likely wait until 26 November when the 'actual' Black Friday starts. Nevertheless, even these brands have outlet sales on which might not be exclusive for Black Friday, but if it's a good deal, you might as well have a look, right?
- THIS JUST IN: Best Nike Black Friday trainer and shoe deals 2021
[Editor's note: I'm going to be honest with you: rumour has it (opens in new tab) that people get scammed by retailers during Black Friday with fake discounts and false advertising. As someone who reported on multiple Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day events in recent years, I agree that you have to be careful when shopping online as some of the offers are less than spectacular.
However, I think the big issue is that we're so used to seeing 70% sales during the year, when something is discounted 75% for Black Friday, no one bats an eye. Black Friday deals might not be way cheaper than deals during the year but oftentimes, they are slightly cheaper and that means you can save more by shopping on Black Friday.
Not to mention, there are actually good deals this year. Coming from a person who is looking at deals all day for a month straight.]
Best Black Friday running shoes sales
- Under Armour Cyber Week (opens in new tab)
- Nike Black Friday Trainers and Running Shoe deals (opens in new tab)
- Adidas Black Friday Running Shoe deals (opens in new tab)
- Saucony Black Friday deals (opens in new tab)
- New Balance Cyber Week Running Shoe deals (opens in new tab)
- Hoka Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
5 best Black Friday running shoe deals now
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%: was £259.95, now £207.97 at Nike (opens in new tab)
The fastest running shoes in existence are over £50 off at Nike now! The Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% might look peculiar but it's ergonomic and clearly worked well enough for Eliud Kipchoge who broke the 2-hour marathon barrier a couple of years ago.
Adidas Adizero Pro (women's): was £159.95, now £79.99 at Sportsshoes.com (opens in new tab)
Adidas really hit the nail on the head with the Adizero Pro. The lightweight single-layer mesh upper has an internal fit system that reduces pressure yet provides enough lockdown. A carbon plate adds stiffness for extra speed on race day. Now half price off!
Nike Pegasus Trail 3 GORE-TEX: was £134.95, now £101.21 at Nike (opens in new tab)
Train off-road in style in the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 GORE-TEX. The Peg 3 Trail builds on the foundation laid by the fan-favourite Pegasus 36 and adds more GORE-TEX protection, more foam and most importantly, more style overall. Use the code 'GAME21' at the checkout (Nike Members only deal).
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38: was £109.95, now £82.46 at Nike (opens in new tab)
The Pegasus franchise has always been one of Nike's most popular shoes. The Pegasus 38 upped the ante significantly in terms of comfort and energy return, compared to its predecessor. The shoes combine Zoom Air pockets with the resilient React foam: a match made in heaven! Use the code 'GAME21' at the checkout (Nike Members only deal).
Hoka One One Ironman Rincon 2: was £110, now £76.99 at Hoka (opens in new tab)
Look at this beautiful running shoe: the Ironman Rincon 2 was inspired by the smooth waves of the world-famous Rincon surf spot and the beautiful setting of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. And now it's 30% off! Please note, you have to sign up at Hoka (opens in new tab) to access its Black Friday discounts (registration is free).
Reebok Floatride Energy 3 Adventure Shoes: was £85, now £68 at Reebok (opens in new tab)
The Floatride Energy 3 Adventure is not too expensive even at full price but it's now well within the price range of what most people consider highly affordable running shoes. These road-to-trail running shoes are ideal for tackling park runs and training sessions both on and off-road.
Adidas Ultraboost 21: was £160, now £112 at Adidas (opens in new tab)
The Ultraboost 21 is part running shoe, part sneaker, meaning you can wear it for both going out for clubbing and running. The new Ultraboost features more BOOST under your feet that provides responsiveness and comfort. There are heap loads of different colourways available, many of which are included in the Adidas Black Friday Sale.
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2: was £144.95, now £115.97 at Nike (opens in new tab)
The React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 is the updated version of Nike's injury-reducing running shoes. It has a refreshed upper that uses Flywire technology that combines with Flyknit for support and breathability. The React Infinity Run franchise is one of Nike's most tested shoes, "designed to help you feel the potential when your foot hits the pavement", as Nike puts it.
Hoka One One CARBON X 2: was £160, now £125 at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
The X 2 is a pure-bred racing shoe from Hoka One One and is designed to enable you to run as fast as you possibly can. The combination of high stack foam, a carbon plate and the signature early-stage Meta-Rocker will get you to the finish line in no time!
New Balance Fresh Foam 860v11: was £119.99, now £69.99 at sportsshoes.com (opens in new tab)
The 860v11 blends the classic New Balance bounce with support to create one of the most popular stability shoe franchises today. The shoes are now 41% at sportsshoes.com, the perfect time to invest in a new pair if you tend to pronate when you run!
Men's UA Charged Impulse 2 Running Shoes: was £65, now £39 at Under Armour (opens in new tab)
Need a cheap but decent running shoe? Under Armour's got your back. The Impulse 2 has a lightweight engineered mesh upper, embedded sock liner for added cushioning, and features the Charged Cushioning midsole that is firmer is firmer in the heel and softer in the forefoot to provide support and comfort.