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Footwear finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I had a chance to take a lap through our local Nordstrom store yesterday to check out some of the merchandise that will be included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The shoe department had some of the best items in the sale, IMO.

Sale sneakers

Rag & bone "retro" sneaker in blue suede. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoes.

There are a boatload of sneakers included in the sale, but I really like the sleek , retro look of these from rag & bone. They’re offered in several colors, including this pretty blue suede (great for Summers!). This style seems to run true to size.

Cole Haan GrandPro metallic sneakers.

I’m a fan of metallic footwear, and find it quite versatile. These metallic sneakers are one of my favorite styles from Cole Haan. Silver works for Winters and Summers; there’s also a gold metallic for Springs & Autumns. They run true to size.

Ilse Jacobsen tulip flats olive in Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I know many of you are fans of these “Tulip” fabric flats, and several colors are included in the sale. This olive is a nice neutral for you Autumns. They run mostly true-to-size (some reviewers mark them as running large), though if you’re on the fence, you might want to size down as they do stretch out a little bit.

Naturalizer Lafayette cloth slip-on sneaker.

These slip-on sneakers look nice in navy, and are available in Wide widths.

How to (effectively) shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: my top tips and picks

Sale boots

Paul Green Nicole ankle boot sand suede.

I’ve owned the smooth leather version of these boots for a few years, and they are one of the most comfortable pairs in my closet. This year’s version is in suede, in 3 colors. Runs true-to-size.

SARTO Franco Sarto bootie from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

This little bootie looks better in person than online. There’s an inside zip for easy on/off, and I think that extended heel placement is an interesting detail. It’s offered in four colors, and comes in just under $100 on sale.

Marc Fisher Yarita booties brown suede

I had a chance to try these booties, which are very good-looking and comfortable, and easy to slip on. I like that the shaft comes up above the ankle, great for those who live in cooler climates. There are several colors, and smooth as well as suede finishes. Runs true-to-size. Also under $100 during the sale.

Munro Tara bootie, available in Wide and Narrow widths.

This good-looking Western style bootie is available in both Wide and Narrow widths.

More Anniversary Sale picks in my SHOP

Sale pumps & flats

Eileen Fisher Juku pump metallic.

Many of you have mentioned that you have special events coming up in the second half of this year. Here’s a dressy-not-fussy d’Orsay pump with walkable block heel. Other colors available too.

AGL Lolita flat in black. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoes.

AGL flats tend to get rave reviews for comfort. This sleek dress-up-dress-down style is available in four colors.

Vince suede loafer in navy. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoes.

I love the look of this sleek, minimalist loafer from Vince. The navy suede is a nice change up from black or brown. It’s also offered in black and “cappuccino” (light camel) smooth leather.

More shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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  1. Sally
    July 6, 2022 / 8:07 am

    These are great Susan! Thank you!

  2. SuzanneGabrielle
    July 6, 2022 / 9:11 am

    i love those slip on navy sneakers, but buyer beware not to wear them when going through TSA pre-check. The metallic threads and detail will set off alarms.

  3. Alexandra Martella
    July 6, 2022 / 3:24 pm

    Thank you Susan! Great suggestions!

  4. Eileen Ternullo
    July 8, 2022 / 8:49 am

    I am still having trouble getting this blog, I seem to get two installments, then none…

    • Susan Blakey
      July 8, 2022 / 9:27 am

      Hi Eileen, thanks for letting me know. It looks as though your email address is “bouncing” the sent emails, which means it’s telling my mailing service that it’s not a valid address. Unfortunately that’s not something that I can fix on my end. I’ll do a little more research to see what steps might help fix the problem.

  5. Susan BK
    July 10, 2022 / 3:46 am

    I realize they are a splurge, but I think the Aquatalia Colbie Bootie ( featured in the photo spread) is great. It’s very comfortable, seems to have a roomy toe box, and can be dressed up or down. Living in the Midwest, waterproof booties are important and suede gets so beaten up, so having smooth leather booties are a nice change. I ordered 1/2 size up to fit a heavier sock when necessary. If that’s not the case, these seem to run true to size.

    • Susan Blakey
      July 10, 2022 / 10:02 am

      I’ve been eyeing those Aquatalia boots too, have the Taupe color in my cart… 😉

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