Shoe deals to kick off your week

Every Sunday is the first day of the rest of your life--or, if you're not ready to think that far ahead, at least your week. Why not change things up this week with a new pair of kicks? Check out these shoe deals that will jump start your closet and your week.

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Keep your feet warm and dry during your commute--there are deals to be had on all types of shoes this week.

Has your personality been feeling a little one-dimensional lately? Maybe you're always Good Guy Greg, and never Scumbag Steve? With this week's best shoe deals, we're highlighting footwear that'll let you unleash your inner bad boy or girl ... or rein them in. Save $140 on a pair of Steve Madden boots, get $39 off some L.L.Bean penny loafers, or score a pair of Body Central ballet flats for just $7.

  1. Steve Madden Men's Sulstice Boots
    Store: Steve Madden
    Price: $49.99 via coupon code "BONUS50" with $7.95 s&h
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: You're not exactly bad to the bone, but sometimes you want to be. Slip into your secret bad boy persona with the Steve Madden Sulstice boots in Black. These leather boots feature a worn-in look that says you do dangerous things all the time, and a 1" heel for extra confidence. Plus, coupon code "BONUS50" cuts them to $50, saving you $140 off list. They're available in sizes 10 to 13.

  2. GBX Men's Deed Strap Ankle Motorcycle Boots
    Store: Tanga
    Price: $24.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: If you'd like to take that bad boy 'tude to the office, you can't go wrong with the GBX Deed Strap Ankle Motorcycle boots. Less artfully disheveled than the boots above, these motorcycle-inspired kicks will bring some edge to your business casual with their O-ring and synthetic leather strap details. Plus, you'll save $15 on these Editors' Choice boots. They come in sizes 7.5 to 12.

  3. Carlos by Carlos Santana Women's Sexy Shoes
    Store: 6pm
    Price: $30 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: You don't have to pull a Sandy at the end of Grease to let your inner bad girl out to play. Let a great pair of heels, like the Carlos by Carlos Santana Sexy shoes in Black, do all the work for you! With loads of multicolored sequins to match any outfit, not to mention the feisty 5" heel, these peep-toe pumps certainly live up to their name. These Editors' Choice heels have been marked down to $90 off list. They're available in most sizes from 6 to 10.

  4. L.L.Bean Men's Monhegan Handsewns Penny Loafers
    Store: L.L.Bean
    Price: $49.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $39

    Is It Worth It?: Even bad boys get tired of being tough all the time. Slip into your sensible side with the L.L.Bean Monhegan Handsewns penny loafers in Canyon Brown. With their padded midsole and blown-rubber sole, you may get so comfortable in these loafers that you forget all about your spiked combat boots. At $50, these nubuck loafers are $39 off list. They come in sizes 9.5 to 11.5.

  5. Body Central Women's Knot Front Ballet Flats
    Store: Body Central
    Price: $7.48 via coupon code "SPRINGFREE" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $3
    Expires: March 24

    Is It Worth It?: Ladies, if you wear heels every day then it's time to change up your sexy chick routine with a pair of comfy flats. The Body Central Knot Front ballet flats drop to just $7 when you use coupon code "SPRINGFREE", so you might want to pick up a pair in each of the 11 colors available. These Editors' Choice ballet flats have "good girl" written all over them, from their easygoing slip-on style to the dainty knot detail at the toe. They're available in sizes 6 to 11, but not in all size/color combinations.

    Body Central is determined to prove that "good girl" flats don't have to be boring, offering these comfy slip-ons in a wide variety of patterns and styles. Better yet, the coupon code above cuts 25% off each pair, bringing some styles as low as $7. Better yet, the same coupon bags free shipping on your order, making this the best deal we've seen on flats from Body Central. Note that sizes are super limited for some styles.

Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Deal News, where this article first appeared:

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