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Truth: Life is way better in comfortable shoes. When your feet are happy, you're happy. And when you're happy, you make great choices, like getting out in the sunshine for an autumn stroll. Or going to the gym. Or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Seriously, it's so simple: Great footwear is the foundation (literally!) for healthy living.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack seem to be clued in on this, and they're spreading the love. Right now the retailers are offering massive discounts on top comfort shoes, to make it easy (and affordable) to stroll into autumn with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
We combed through the sales and plucked the best finds, from brands like Dr. Scholl's, Easy Spirit and more. We're talking irresistible walking boots from Vionic for nearly 70 percent off and chic Cole Haan kicks for 50 bucks (down from $150!).
Scroll, click and snap up your favorites. At these prices, sizes will go fast.
These impossibly cool kicks are inspired by hiking boots, but they have the silhouette of a pair of platform kicks — very downtown meets rustic. They're water-resistant, have a nice thick sole and are perfect for pairing with both jeans and dresses alike.
"These sneakers fit great, are not heavy and are super cute!" a shopper shared. "Can’t wait to wear them in the fall with jeans. I bought them in gray and black."
Step to it! These sneakers have a comfy elastic sock liner, a removable insole, and an adorable speckled print on the mesh and sole. Plus, for 40 percent off, you'll be tempted to grab a backup pair.
Who wants to struggle just to get on your boots? This perforated option by fan-favorite Dr. Scholl's has an elastic gore to make it easy to slip in and out of. The low 1-inch heel will let you strut your stuff with confidence. Says a satisfied shopper:
"These are fun little booties that work for everything...The aggressive sole is just what is needed for Colorado weather."
Adds another: "Amazing, comfortable and stylish — a girl couldn’t ask for more."
These sparkly slip-ons have glitzy rhinestones at the toe and a comfy stretchy knit that's easy to slide into and out of. Wear them when the sun's out and you'll dazzle wherever you go. The contrasting chunky white sole adds oomph. These Bandolinos come in four colors — black, blush, navy and gray. Save 30 percent!
Don't want to fidget with laces? These have a hook-and-loop closure, plus the iconic Grand Foam sockliner that makes Cole Haan sneakers some of the comfiest around. They boast a foam midsole, which provides extra cushioning and flexibility. Plus, they're so lightweight, you'll truly feel like you're walking on air. Btw, you can save a cool 66 percent right now.
Says a fan: "Love this shoe! It fits true to size and is so stylish. I always have a hard time with sneakers cause of my narrow feet, but these hit the mark. I didn’t even need to break them in, absolutely comfortable right off the box."
Easy Spirit's chunky loafer lends sophistication to even the most casual outfits. Pair the buttery leather style with jeans and a t-shirt for a preppy look, or throw it on with a midi dress. Take your pick of six colors: natural (shown), red, silver, gray animal print, black and gold; and narrow, wide and extra-wide widths.
Take it from this happy camper: "This shoe combines comfort with style...Nice addition to my shoe wardrobe."
These cowboy-inspired boots — nearly 70 percent off! — have gorgeous laser-cut floral perforated detailing at the shaft and a chunky 2-inch heel that'll keep you feeling stable even when you have a pep in your step. Vionic shoes are known for comfort, and these don't disappoint — as with every pair, a podiatrist-designed footbed is built right in. Style tip: Wear with light-wash denim.
These sweet wedge booties have a ruched back and adorable buckle detail that'll add charm to your ensembles. They're the ones you'll grab when you want to give an outfit a little oomph. Pair them with leggings, jeans, slacks, you name it — they're the day-to-night pair you never knew you needed.
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