From running on asphalt to hiking mountain trails, just about every land sport requires protective footwear. (Except for beach volleyball ... those rebels!) In the interest of keeping you comfy in the heat of competition, we've rounded up the week's best athletic shoe deals. Save $50 on a pair of Nike running shoes, grab some New Balance trainers for just $25, and get $64 off a pair of Oboz hiking boots.
Nike Men's Air Max 2014 Running Shoes
Store: Finish Line
Price: $84.98 via coupon code "SUMMERSTEAL" with free shipping
Lowest By: $50
Expires: August 31
Is It Worth It?: Boasting an excellent balance between the latest tech and proven running shoe construction, Nike's Air Max 2014 shoes in Night Factor/Black/Atomic Orange/Volt are an excellent choice for casual runners. These trainers feature an articulated Max Air unit that runs the full-length of the sole, delivering superior cushioning with every strike. A $50 price low, these Editors' Choice running shoes come in sizes 10.5 to 13.
adidas Men's Arriba 4 Track Shoes
Price: $29.99 with $5 s&h
Lowest By: $13
Is It Worth It?: Built to cultivate speed and signature style, we guarantee you'll break away from the crowd in the Arriba 4 track shoes from adidas. These sleek, minimalist track shoes are uniquely dual colored: the left shoe is Solar Blue, while the right is Solar Zest. At $30, they've been marked down to $35 off list. Available sizes include 8, 12, and 12.5.
New Balance Women's WX633WT Running Shoes
Price: $25.30 with free shipping
Lowest By: $21
Is It Worth It?: From the gym to the road, the classic design of New Balance's WX633WT running shoes in White can keep up with you. A $21 price low, these leather and mesh trainers are a steal at $25. They come in sizes 7 to 10.
Joggers should absolutely check out the Running Essentials Sale at 6pm, where you'll find all kinds of jogging-specific clothes and shoes for men and women. Running shoes have been marked up to 78% off, and you'll receive free shipping on every order. Shop for brands like ASICS, New Balance, Vibram FiveFingers, Saucony, and Newton Running.
Oboz Men's Rimrock Mid BDry Backpacking Boots
Store: Eastern Mountain Sports
Price: $80 with free shipping
Lowest By: $64
Is It Worth It?: Hit the trail with no fear in the Editors' Choice Oboz Rimrock Mid BDry backpacking boots. Available in Bungee, these rugged hiking boots feature a TPU chassis for increased stability and protection, while the high-friction carbon rubber outsole sports 4mm lugs for better traction in wet or dry conditions. You'll save $64 on these boots, which are available in sizes 8 to 14.
L.L.Bean Women's Lightweight Mary Jane Sport Shoes
Price: $29.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $39
Is It Worth It?: Although not ideal for sports per se, these L.L.Bean Mary Janes incorporate the best features of athletic shoes into a pair of cute, comfy flats. Available in three fun color combinations, this lightweight Mary Jane gains superior traction from a grippy rubber outsole, while the breathable upper and cushioned footbed provide all-day comfort. A $39 price low, they come in select sizes from 6 to 11.
Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/best-shoe-deals/