With each passing year, there’s been a trend with Black Friday sales: it’s not just about the day after America’s Thanksgiving anymore. More and more, we see various makers and shops moving and expanding their sales to take place all over the month of November. Thus, here I am, two weeks before Thanksgiving, already getting a sales roundup put together for you, dear reader.
It is worth noting, as we head into this 2021 holiday shopping season, that these sales can come with a cost—not directly for the shoppers, but for the shops. As our friend Jesper recently noted in his Shoegazing blog, bargain-hunting culture threatens to up-end the footwear industry, particularly the smaller shops and makers, as they’re forced to take smaller and smaller margins on their sales each year due to the cyclone of sales mania.
I hope it isn’t unseemly to bring this up in the preamble for a Black Friday sale roundup, but I want to gently urge you folks to remember to also support these fine makers and retailers throughout the year, when they’re not doing a sale. There’s a reason I’m here telling you about the shoes ‘n’ boots of the week every week.
All these brands and shops have reasons to do a sale right now—they’ve decided it’s the right thing for their business. But the shoe industry thrives when it can actually afford to pay the people who make and sell this stuff. Let’s keep it that way.
In the meantime, since we are doing this sale roundup like we do every year, we’re going to do it hard, and updating constantly—definitely bookmark this page and keep checking back through the end of the month for more and more deals.
[Ed Note: while we never choose anything specifically because of them, some of these recommendations contain affiliate links—the price is the same for you, but Stitchdown gets a small commission if you make a purchase. It’s essential to keeping the site alive, so we really, really appreciate it.]
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White’s Semi-Annual Sale cometh! Here you can find a smorgasbord of discounted footwear in almost all of their styles. Most are marked down 20 to 25 percent, but there are a few very handsome styles in the closeout section that can be had for 30 percent off. No code required!
Franklin & Poe also have some select discounts available on White’s Boots, as well as Wesco and Red Wing Heritage. Use code GOBBLER2021 at checkout; good for in-stock models only.
Save 20 to 30 percent in this sitewide sale at OSB—that includes savings on all their boots, shoes, and chukkas, as well as their many accessories, such as this recently-restocked shoe care toolbox. No code here!
Quoddy and Danner qualify for this sale, along with Darn Tough socks and all kinds of great clothes and gear. Use code PAPPY at checkout.
This includes many of Nicks bestselling pairs in Predator Orange, Color 8 Chromexcel, and black Chromexcel. Good through Monday, 11/29.
Though you can’t snag any deals here on the Aldens or Red Wings, there’s plenty of other sales to choose from in style maven Todd Snyder’s catalog, including discounts on Yuketen, Crockett & Jones, Danner, L.L. Bean, and all kinds of cool clothes. Code BLACKFRIDAY25 gets you 25% off.
Tricker’s Outlet offers a wide variety of surplus stock boots and shoes as well as discontinued styles. I’m seeing a lot of Stows, Bourtons, and plenty of odds and ends here at some great prices. Discount applies at checkout.
There’s a seemingly-endless number of brands and items available at Mr. Porter, but they’ve curated a selection of deals that includes Tricker’s, Yuketen, Quoddy, Grenson, and many more. 30% discount applies at checkout.
Mehra is knocking 20 to 50 percent off of various pairs from several makers, including Yanko, Berwick, Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Vass, and Zonkey. Click their BFCM menu and choose your size to see available options.
All of Danner’s styles—whether you’re looking for a pair for hiking, hunting, working, just living your life—are available at a discount. All pairs priced as marked.
Heads up: if you’re after some impeccably-made dress shoes from Gaziano & Girling, mark your calendars and head over to their site to get 25% off during Black Friday weekend. Discount will apply at checkout; offer good November 26th to 28th.
What’s cooler than a snazzy new pair of Adelaides? Getting a belt to go with ’em. Otherwise, you can also shop Carmina’s outlet store, where they’re offering 15 to 20 percent off their men’s and women’s makeups.
Several previous seasons’ Vibergs have just been added to Rivet and Hide’s closeout section. Lotsa nifty pairs in here, including Service Boots in 1071 Port Vitello Calf and Horsebutt Cuoio. All pairs priced as marked.
Standard & Strange: Vibergs and More Added To Last Call Section (UPDATE: 20% Extra Discount Now Available)
S&S is putting some Vibergs on clearance as well. You can also find some final pairs from Yuketen and Feit, and of course all kinds of super-cool apparel. Go go go. UPDATE: code GIMME20 will take an extra 20% off the price from Last Call and Scratch and Dent items.
There are some core-collection Vibergs available for ya if you’re a size 11, plus some goods from Astorflex, Butts and Shoulders, and a wide variety of apparel brands. Carts at under €1000 (or approximately $1132) qualify for 25% off with code BW25; carts over €1000 can get 30% off with code BW30. Go nuts.
Toronto retailer Gerhard has a handful of current and past seasons’ offerings from Viberg—boots, shoes, and even sneakers. Code BLACKFRIDAY gets you 20% off the price.
Whether you’re looking to try something new like the Dirigo handsewn boot in dark brown Bristol or revisit an old favorite like the Classic Ranger-Moc, you’ve got the pick of the litter from Rancourt. Use code HOLIDAY21 at checkout; good through the end of November. UPDATE: Rancourt’s Black Friday flash sale bumps that discount to 25%. Use code BLACKFRIDAY21 at checkout.
None of Grant Stone’s current offerings exceed the $400 mark (the Cognac Ostrich Diesels being the lone exception), so consider this a worthy excuse to buy a matching belt with your Dune Brass Boots, stock up on your shoe care inventory, or—and maybe I’m crazy for saying this—buy a pair for a friend! Use code BLACKFRIDAY2021 to get 25% off your $400+ cart.
Sweden’s Skolyx is clearing their shelves by offering a wide variety of shoes, both formal (many dress pairs from Yanko) and casual (sneakers from Skolyx’s house brand). Pairs are priced as marked.
Not too many of the usual Stitchdown.com suspects over in Canoe Club, but they have many intriguing offerings from street/fashion-ier brands like Visvim, Hender Scheme, and more. Code EARLYBF21 gets you 25% off.
Darn Tough Socks are one of the best value propositions in the footwear game. Available in a wide variety of cuts and weights, these socks are comfy as hell and come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. GoBros is generously offering their entire Darn Tough inventory at 25% off. Meanwhile, I also see plenty of Thorogoods on sale at GoBros as well, and considering that they’re one of our editor-in-chief’s favorite brands, they’re worth checking out too. No codes needed here, just dive in.
Browse a variety of Truman makeups, both standard and one-off, plus get discounts on various clothes and accessories. No code necessary.
Master cordwainer Marcell Mrsan is selling a whole closet’s worth of chukkas, oxfords, loafers, boots, and more in a rare sample sale. Sizes are limited, but if you’re somewhere between a US 7.5 to 10, you should be checking this out. Prices start at $350.
Mexican maestros Unmarked are serving up a generous discount on their whole catalog. That includes sale items as well! Discount applies in checkout.
Dukes of denim Blue Owl Workshop (that’s their title, right?) is offering a 20% discount that covers a large swath of their catalog, including Visvim, Truman, and of course a whole bunch of awesome apparel. Code FEAST20 gets you the discount, with some exclusions.
There are some exceptions here, but you can find most of HELM’s offerings currently available at around the $200 mark, or even as low as $105. No code needed; free shipping and returns.
Yee—and I cannot emphasize this enough—haw. No exclusions on purchasing some sweet Western boots here, though keep in mind that this credit is only good for 90 days after the promotion ends on November 30th. All credits will be emailed out on December 1st. Have at it.
Quoddy is offering up a couple of new boots at special prices. First up, the Maine Woods Boot, a classic 8 inch plain toe boot built with a bit of Quoddy flair. This one’s available at $299 in both brown and whiskey colors. Next, there’s some factory seconds available of the Falmouth Pull On Moc Boot, a rugged roper-style boot, priced at $199. Additionally, you can get 15% off all in-stock styles (excluding slippers and mules). Use code INSTOCK15 at checkout.
Baller on a budget. Shop Beckett Simonon’s wide array of oxfords, derbies, loafers, and more. Discount applies automatically at checkout.
Meermin: Up To 40% Off In Their Black Friday Sale
Meermin has put up a curated selection of their shoes and boots on sale. Many pairs are going for as little as around $135. All pairs priced as marked in their Black Friday Sale section.
If you’re hunting for a used pair from the likes of Alden, John Lobb, Corthay, and many other dressy shoemakers, you ought to take a peek at Leffot’s catalog of pre-owned shoes. 30% discount shows up at checkout.
Many snazzy models up for grabs here. Good news if you’re buying these as a gift: returns will be accepted through the end of January 2022. All pairs priced as marked.
Lots of awesome clothes to choose from here, and for footwear you’ve got a selection available from Thorogood (including their now-discontinued 1892 line) and Astorflex. 20% discount applies at checkout.
Huckberry doesn’t have too much in the way of decent footwear sales, other than some discounts on Astorflex and some cemented pairs from Danner. Otherwise, this sale is worth checking out for all the cool gear and tchotchkes. Everything priced as marked.