In recent years the price of running shoes has rocketed, so it’s wise to pick up a pair or two in the Cyber Monday sales. With a budget of $100, you can get some of the best running shoes in the sales, whether you’re looking for a cushioned daily trainer or a speedy all-rounder.
I’ve reviewed more than 50 pairs of running shoes in 2023 and have been scouting for deals on my favorites this Cyber Monday. I've found eight pairs of excellent shoes that have dropped below $100, and the standout deal is the 50% discount on the Adidas Boston 12 available at REI, though the range of sizes left on that shoe is small for men. If yours is sold out, check out the Asics Novablast 3, which has been reduced to $75 in Asics' sale.
I’ve yet to spot a set of the best carbon plate running shoes for under $100, but will keep hunting. In the meantime, here’s six recommendations of great shoes available for under $100, plus quick links you can use to check sales at big retailers.
- REI: Up to 50% off running shoes
- Dick’s Sporting Goods: Discounted shoes
- Amazon: Daily deals on running shoes
- Nike: Running shoe deals
- Adidas: Deals on running shoes
Adidas Adizero Boston 12
One of the best new running shoes of 2023, the Adidas Adizero Boston 12 is a lightweight daily trainer that can handle pretty much any kind of run. It’s comfortable and has a responsive midsole that uses two foams and Adidas’s EnergyRods to add extra pop to each stride. If you buy just one shoe in the sales, this is the one I’d probably get. It’s reduced by 50%, to $80, in REI’s sale.
Adidas Boston 12: was
$160, now $79.93 at REI
Save $80.07 The REI sale includes one color of the men’s Boston 12 and one color of the women’s shoe. There are only two sizes left of the men's shoe now (12.5 and 13), but there is a wide range of sizes left in stock for the women's shoe, which men can also use if they check the sizing carefully. I expected the Boston 12 to drop to around $100 so this bigger discount is worth snapping up while all sizes are available.
Puma Deviate Nitro 2
Another excellent all-rounder, the Deviate Nitro 2 is reduced from $160 to $90 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods sale. That’s a great price for a bouncy shoe with a plate that’s comfortable for easy runs and speedy when you want to do sessions or even race. The shoe also has a great outsole that grips well on wet paved surfaces and light trails.
Puma Deviate Nitro 2:
was $159.99, now $89.97 at Dicks Sporting Goods
Save $70.02 The Puma Deviate Nitro 2 is exactly the kind of shoe a lot of runners should have on their list for the Cyber Monday sales. It’s a brilliant shoe that works well for almost any kind of run, and one that crops up in sales regularly, with the best deal I’ve spotted this Cyber Monday being the $70 off you can get at Dicks on the black version of the shoe (you need to add it to your cart to see the discount).
Asics Novablast 3
Asics has reduced the Novablast 3 from $140 to $99.95, and that price then drops to $74.96 when you use the code CYBER at checkout for an additional 25% off. The Novablast 4 has just come out, which I’ve yet to test, but the Novablast 3 is a great running shoe with a high stack of comfortable cushioning. I mainly used it for easy daily training runs, though the Novablast 3 is a versatile shoe that would be a good all-rounder for new runners in particular.
Asics Novablast 3:
was $140, now $74.96 at Asics with code CYBER
Save $65.04 The Novablast 3 range is included in Asics sale, so you have a wide choice of colors for men and women with every size available. The sale originally takes the shoe down to $99.95 and then you can use the code CYBER to get a further 25% off at the checkout.
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Gore-Tex
A fantastic option for your winter runs, the Pegasus Trail 4 is a great all terrain shoe that’s comfortable on the road and has the grip you need on light trails, and the Gore-Tex version has a waterproof upper that will keep your feet warm and dry throughout the cold season. I tested the standard version of the Nike Pegasus Trail 4, which is also included in the sale if you don't need a waterproof upper, with one color of the women's shoe being just $63.73 after the CYBER code is applied.
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Gore-Tex:
was $160, now $83.98 at Nike with code CYBER
Save $76.02 You can get 25% off any color of the Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Gore-Tex, which brings the full-price shoe down to $120. However, some colors are already reduced, including two versions of the men’s shoe which are $111.97 before you use the code, and then $83.98 once the CYBER discount is applied at checkout. The cheapest women’s shoe is $92.98 when the extra discount is applied.
Saucony Triumph 20
The Triumph 20 is an excellent cushioned daily trainer and one of the best running shoes for beginners out there. It protects the legs well, though the midsole cushioning has a bit of pop for faster running, and it makes for a great marathon training and racing shoe for first-timers. The Triumph 21 is out now, but I didn’t find the new shoe to be a major upgrade during my testing, so I’d jump on this better-than-half-price deal at Saucony, which brings the shoe down to $78.71.
Saucony Triumph 20:
was $160, now $78.71 at Saucony
Save $81.29 The Triumph 20 is available at a substantial discount on several websites, but you get a good range of sizes and colors at Saucony, which has reduced the shoe by more than 50%. The price shows as $104.95 until you click onto the shoe, at which point you’ll see the price drop again to $78.71.
New Balance FuelCell Rebel v3
The Rebel is due a big upgrade soon with the fourth version, but it will be hard for the new shoe to offer a more enjoyable ride than the Rebel v3, which is a lightweight and bouncy shoe you can use for a wide variety of runs. The entire range of the shoe is reduced at Running Warehouse, with the $40 discount applied at checkout.
New Balance FuelCell Rebel v3:
was $130, now $90.97 at Running Warehouse with code SHOE30
Save $39.03 You can get any color and size of the Rebel v3 in the Running Warehouse sale, and there is a choice of widths, too. The shoe isn’t discounted until you add it to your basket, when the SHOE30 code is automatically applied to bring the price down to $90, which is excellent value for this lightweight all-rounder.
Puma Velocity Nitro 2
The Velocity Nitro 2 is one of my favorite running shoes, and one I use in my own rotation as a versatile daily trainer with outstanding grip on wet pavements. You can get the Velocity Nitro 2 for $96 in Puma’s sale using the code BLACKFRIDAY, which is not an outstanding discount on the shoe—it’s often in sales and with the Velocity Nitro 3 rumored to be on the way I hope for even better deals—but it’s still worth flagging as a great shoe available for under $100.
Puma Velocity Nitro 2:
was $120, now $96 at Puma with code BLACKFRIDAY
Save $24 There are lots of colors of the Velocity Nitro 2 included in this deal, and the range of available sizes will cover almost all runners. While I’d hoped for an even bigger discount on the Velocity Nitro 2 this Black Friday, it’s still a fantastic shoe to get for $96. If you can stretch to $112 and live in a cold, wet climate, I’d be tempted to opt for the Gore-Tex version of the shoe, which is also included in the sale—use the code BLACKFRIDAY to get the 25% off at checkout.
Nike Pegasus Turbo Nature
The Pegasus Turbo Nature is the pick of Nike's deals on running shoes right now, with lots of colors reduced significantly in the sale. The recycled ZoomX foam used in the midsole is firmer and less springy than fresh ZoomX, but the shoe still delivers a pretty bouncy ride and its a versatile option for daily training. It also looks great, so works for casual use as well. The best deals are on the women's shoe, but men also get a big discount on some colors, bringing the price well under $100.
Nike Pegasus Turbo Nature:
was $150, now $68.23 at Nike with code BLACKFRIDAY
Save $81.77 The Pegasus Turbo Nature is not as good as the original Pegasus Turbo, which has led to many writing off the newer Nature entirely. That’s unfair, because it’s still a pretty great all-round running shoe, and it’s going for a song in the Nike sale, with several colors available at this price in lots of sizes. It’s also a great-looking shoe, so even if you don’t love the ride for running it’ll work for casual use. Be aware it fits small though, so sizing up is smart.
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Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.