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Black Friday running shoe deals 2021— early sales and what to expect

A photo of the Nike Vaporfly Next% running shoes
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Looking for the best Black Friday deals on running shoes and workout sneakers? You're in the right place. While the holidays still feel a little way off, November is creeping ever closer, and Black Friday sneaker deals will be rolling in before you know it. If you've been waiting for the sales to invest in a new pair of running shoes, we've got good news, you can expect some serious savings this Black Friday. 

Whether you're looking for a pair of the best Nike running shoes to get you going before the new year rolls around, or a pair of the best trail running shoes if you're taking your runs off the beaten track this fall, we've found all of the best deals for runners this Black Friday. 

Best Black Friday running shoe deals 

Saucony Endorphin Speed: was $159 now $79 @ Jack Rabbit
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This is a brilliant training shoe, designed to be comfortable, but fast underfoot. It's a training partner for the Endorphin Pro, and contains the same PWRRUN PB cushioning and SPEEDROLL geometry, that rocks the foot forward as you move. The Endorphin Speed has currently dropped to $79 in the Jack Rabbit early Black Friday sale, so grab it while you can! 

Adidas Ultraboost 21: was $180 now $90 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Ultraboost 21 is Adidas' newest Ultraboost, so it's surprising to see it on such a good discount. It's another brilliant do-everything shoe — the bouncy Boost foam is extremely comfortable and plush underfoot on easy runs, but is reactive enough to also cope with faster sessions. Pricing will vary based on size. 

Saucony Triumph 18: Was $149 now $73 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Saucony Triumph 18 is one of Saucony’s most popular everyday running shoes. It’s designed to be comfortable and reliable, no matter what you throw at it. The shoe is plush, with a good amount of Saucony’s PWRRUN+ foam in the midsole to give you a soft, yet snappy, feeling underfoot. You can also shop the women's Saucony Triumph 18 deal (opens in new tab)here. 

Brooks Levitate 4: Was $150 now $66 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a wonderfully versatile running shoe that can pick up the pace when you want it to, but also has enough cushioning to keep you comfortable on long runs. Unlike some of the other fast shoes on the market, the Levitate will also last you hundreds of miles thanks to its sturdy outsole. Shop the women's Brooks Levitate 4 deal (opens in new tab) here. 

Saucony Guide 13: Was $130 now $79 @ Amazon
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The Saucony Guide 13 is a comfortable, everyday running shoe with a little extra sport for runners who overpronate. They come in two different foot widths, they're super responsive and they are currently on sale on Amazon and the Saucony website. Shop the women's version of the Guide 13 (opens in new tab)here.  

Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit: Was $180 now $108 with code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
These nearly got the top spot in our roundup of the best Nike running shoes (opens in new tab). They're super-plush underfoot, with a thick wedge of ZoomX foam hugging the foot as you move. That said, they are also wonderfully responsive on easy, slow miles. If you're a marathon runner, this is the easy shoe you've been waiting for, if you're a beginner, it doesn't get much comfier. 

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37: was $120 now $71 @ Nike with code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
These are last-seasons Pegasus running shoes, but are still a good pick. They've got the same React foam like that used in the newer model, and the only real changes Nike made to the Pegasus 38 were slight tweaks to the fit of the shoe. The Pegasus 37 makes a brilliant everyday training shoe and can be worn for snappier speedier miles, as well as longer, slower, runs. 

Saucony Ride 13: was $130 now $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another brilliant Saucony running shoe, the Ride 13 is very similar to the Guide 13 mentioned above, without the in-built support. The neutral shoe is fantastic for easy miles, but has enough snap to get you through most speed sessions. It's also got $50 in the early Black Friday sales. 

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38: was $120 now $91 @ Nike
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These are the best running shoes on our list this year. They're a brilliant all-rounder and can be worn for easy miles or speedier sessions. They are also currently in the Nike Black Friday sale, with an extra 20% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY in the US, or GAME21 in the UK. Only the women's colorway is currently in the sale, but keep an eye on this page for offers on the men's shoe too. 

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%: was $275 now $208 (opens in new tab)
These are some of Nike's most popular super-shoes, and it's the first time we've seen them drop in a Black Friday sale. They have a carbon-fiber plate, two zoom air pods in the forefoot, and they use Nike's fast and responsive ZoomX foam. They come in unisex sizing, but only the men's colorways are currently in the sale. To grab the deal, don't forget to use code BLACKFRIDAY in the US, or GAME21 in the UK.  

Asics Gel Contend 7: was $64 now $39 @ Kohl's
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If you're looking for a pair of running shoes that'll get you around your first 5K, or on the treadmill at the gym, the Gel Contend 7 are a super affordable pick. The Contend 7 has Asics' Amplifoam in the midsole for a soft, yet responsive, feel underfoot. They have currently dropped down to $39 in the Kohl's Black Friday sale, so now is a great time to buy.

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2: was as $165 now $89 with the code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
The Nike React Infinity Flyknit 2 is a brilliant everyday running shoe, which Nike brought to the market with the promise that it would help runners avoid injuries. While we can’t guarantee they’ll stop you from hurting yourself, they are extremely comfortable, and for $89, an absolute bargain. The men’s shoe is also on sale, down to $109 from $160 (opens in new tab)

Brooks Glycerin 18: was $150 now $105 @ Brooks (opens in new tab)
This is a great saving on one of Brooks' most popular running shoes. It's seriously cushioned and comfortable for long runs, this one of the plushest shoes on the market. Now is a good time to shop! The men's Glycerin 18 is also on sale for $105 (opens in new tab)

Asics MetaRide: was $250 now $149 @ Asics (opens in new tab)
These Asics shoes are designed for long, fast runs. They have a curved outsole, which rocks the foot forward so you run more efficiently. They have an incredibly high energy return, and come into their own over longer distances. This is a great deal on the shoe. 

Is Black Friday a good time to buy running shoes?

In a word — yes. Most running shoe brands and retailers will hold Black Friday sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, offering discounts on some of their most popular shoes. Usually, we don't see brands put their "super-shoes" with carbon fibre plates in the sales, but brands like Nike have already put their Alphafly Next% in the sale, so now is definitely a good time to shop!

Jane McGuire is Tom's Guide's Fitness editor, which means she looks after everything fitness related - from running gear to yoga mats. An avid runner, Jane has tested and reviewed fitness products for the past four years, so knows what to look for when finding a good running watch or a pair of shorts with pockets big enough for your smartphone. When she's not pounding the pavements, you'll find Jane striding round the Surrey Hills, taking far too many photos of her puppy.