Nike Flyknit Free Run, c/o the Great Mall
As mentioned here, we both love Nikes. If you love Nikes too, here are our tips for getting the best deal:
1. Shop in store. It may seem like a hassle, but the employees are super helpful. Plus, there are often sales in-store that do not exist online! If they don't have your size, they will ship it to you free of charge. Shipping is also super fast...I had to have a size delivered, and they came in two days.
2. Shop at Nike Factory. Unlike some outlet or factory stores, there are current styles available at the factory. For example, they had the Roshe available in cobalt (was tempted) as well as the Flyknits shown here.
3. Shop Kids. OK..this obviously doesn't apply to everyone, but if you have size 7 1/2 (estimating) or smaller, you can totally shop the big kids section. The Frees shown above are actually from the kids section, and were $84 (hooray for the For the Love of Shoes Sale!) in-store vs. the $130 they are online.
If you live in the South Bay, be sure to check out the Sale before it ends on the 30th. There are some great deals going on (at stores beyond Nike as well!). If you recall, the sales are so amazing at the Great Mall that we got major hauls for $100 (see here).