The Top Shoe Brands Podiatrists Love Are at Their Lowest Prices This Year at REI’s Massive Anniversary Sale—Plus Thousands of Outdoor Deals

Photo: Getty Images / Jordan Siemens
With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP

If you're like me and have worked up an appetite to venture into the great outdoors this spring and summer, I have some good news for you: REI is officially hosting its 85th Anniversary Sale, and it kicks off today. Whether you've been meaning to plan that big family hiking trip, or to take yourself up on the promise to jog outdoors more this year, REI's Anniversary Sale is stocked with a buttload of discounts to help you hit the trails. Until May 29, everything from podiatrist-approved shoes, outdoor gear, and clothing are being marked down for up to 30 percent off—but hurry, because the good stuff always gets snagged pretty early on.

How the sale works

REI member or not, everyone gets to take advantage of the discounts. Of course, REI members get special perks, including 20 percent off on one full-priced item and on any one item from the REI Outlet. All you have to do? Use code ANNIV23 at checkout to reap the benefits of both discounts. Even if you're not an REI member—fear not! You can still save up to 30 percent off on hundreds of items.

We spotted Altra's Lone Peak 7 Trail-Running Shoes (now $113) for 25 percent off. Podiatrists regard Altra shoes as being supportive and approve of its wide toe box, and this shoe has both of those things. Beyond foot-friendly kicks, you'll also find a plethora of marked-down gear, including this top-rated Domestic Camping Chair (now $120) for 20 percent off. It's small, compact, and is perfect for placing near the campfire to roast some s'mores.

There are literally hundreds of discounts, so we put in the leg work to round up the best ones. Don't see anything you like? Shop the rest of the sale here.

Best shoe deals

Saucony, Kinvara 14 Road Running Shoes — $84.00

For members and non-members

Originally $120, now $84

Looking to pound the pavement in comfort, support, and speed? Then you’re going to want to lace up in Kinvara’s 14 Road Running Shoes. These shoes are equipped with a cushioned midsole, breathable mesh outer, and a rocker shape to propel your forward and push your pace. You’ll not only run fast, but feel fast in them, too. Score them for 30 percent off.

Sizes available: 5-12, in half sizes

Colors: 5

adidas ultraboost
Adidas, Ultraboost Light Road-Running Shoes — $133.00

For members and non-members

Originally $190, now $133

These lightweight and supportive running shoes are ideal if you want to hit the pavement. These kicks boast air-filled midsoles; the little pockets offer more oomph with each step you take. Plus, the uppers are flexible, so it doesn’t feel like you’re running on bricks. Lightweight, supportive, and breathable—these kicks will help you reach new distances.

Sizes available: 6-11, in half sizes

Colors: 5

altra lone peak 7 trail running shoes
Altra, Lone Peak 7 Trail-Running Shoes — $112.00

For members and non-members

Originally $150, now $112

Altra shoes have been regarded as being great shoes for hip pain, according to podiatrists, so if you need a pair for trail running, the Lone Peak 7 have got your bases covered. Constructed out of a foam midsole, these kicks absorb contact and return the energy back to you in the stride, so you’ll have more pep to your step on lengthy runs. Even more, the outer layer is made of a quick-drying mesh with small cut-out holes to drain any liquids you may come across. Not to mention, these kicks are APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)-approved.

Sizes available: 5.5-12, in half sizes and two widths

Colors: 5


keen walking shoes
Keen, Walking Shoes — $124.00

For members and non-members

Originally $165, now $124

Known for its large selection of hiking footwear, Keen is making a splash with its first-ever walking shoe. These foot-friendly kicks can take on just about any type of terrain, from pavement to trails to tracks. What’s great about these shoes is that they have a rocker-like sole to keep the momentum going with each step you take. Plus, they’re constructed with anti-odor technology to keep funky smells at bay. They’re supportive and marshmellow-comfy, making them ideal for walking. All the distances you’ll be able to go!

Sizes available: 6-11, in half sizes

Colors: 3

salomon sense ride 5 trail running shoes
Salomon, Sense Ride 5 Trail Running Shoes — $105.00

For members only

Originally $140, now $105

REI members get sweet deals, including a discounts on this limited edition Salomon Trail Running Shoe. These functional and trendy kicks will get you to point A to B on your runs, no matter how many miles you’re clocking. These shoes can handle trails and boast a flexible, breathable upper that releases hot air (no more smelly shoes). Also nice? The shoe offers a cushioned ride and a smart midsole that adapts to your every movement.

Sizes available: 7-12, in half sizes

Colors: green and pink

saucony peregrine 13 trail running shoes
Saucony, Peregrine 13 Trail-Running Shoes — $98.00

For members and non-members

Originally $140, now $98

For anyone who wants to go sailing by foot, Saucony’s Peregrine 13 provide a boat-like ride. The slight rocker-like sole makes it easy to transition in-between strides, and the shoe can tackle trail runs, long or short, thanks to the grippy bottom. The Peregrine 13s also have protective films to prevent irritation in high abrasion areas (think: achilles heel and ankles). With a foam cushioned midsole, you’re in for one heck of a comfortable ride.

Sizes available: 5-12, in half sizes

Colors: 5

la sportiva ultra raptor II trail running shoes
La Sportiva, Ultra Raptor II Trail Running Shoes — $124.00

For members and non-members

Originally $165, now $124

These futuristic La Sportiva Trail Running Shoes will have you looking like you stepped into the year 5,000. Jokes aside, these sporty kicks can really help you go the distance on the trails. What makes these ideal for trail running are the sticky rubber soles and mudguards to shield debris from entering. That means pesky rocks and dirt will no longer be of concern. Another notable feature is the shock-absorbing midsole. Think of it as the Black Panther’s suit; it absorbs and returns energy, so you have more to work with each time you stride.

Sizes available: 36-43 EU, in half sizes

Colors: 2

allbirds tree runner shoes
Allbirds, Tree Runner Shoes — $84.00

For members and non-members

Originally $105, now $84

Allbirds is beloved by Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and for good reason: They’re insanely comfortable. The cushioned midsoles on these Tree Runners give you support all day long, no matter if you’re walking or standing. Made of eucalyptus fibers, the outer layer is lightweight and breathable, so sweaty feet are no longer a big issue. What’s more, this shoe puts sustainability to the forefront with its shoe laces being made of recycled plastic water bottles. Now, you can score yourself a pair of these iconic, celeb-loved kicks for 20 percent off.

Sizes available: 6-11

Colors: 6

Best gear deals

rei coop dome tent 3+
Rei Co-op, Half Dome 3+ Tent — $265.00

For members and non-members

Originally $379, now $265

Tents are notoriously expensive, but thank goodness for REI’s Anniversary Sale, where you can score this Half Dome Tent for 30 percent off. While it may be on the smaller side, looks can be deceiving. This tent provides a livable space for three people with vertical side walls that offer a generous amount of space. Crafted out of mesh, the panels improve ventilation amid soaring temperatures. All in all, this tent is spacious, lightweight, and can withstand three seasons. Pack your bags, and don’t forget your furry friend on your next adventure.

black diamond chalk bag
Black Diamond, Mojo Zip Chalk Bag — $16.00

For members and non-members

Originally $22, now $16

Whether you’re top rope climbing or bouldering, Black Diamond’s Mojo Zip Chalk Bag will get you through the toughest of slants. The cylinder shape is easy to stick your hands into to powder your hands with chalk, and the bag has a cinching cordlock closure to prevent all of your chalk from spilling out. Also nice? The rear zippered pocket, which holds keys or your phone. Climbing, here we come.

compact chair
Domestic, Go Compact Camp Chair — $120.00

For members and non-members

Originally $150, now $120

A day of trekking along the trails can be exhausting, so you’ll want to rest your feet somewhere comfortable. Enter Domestic’s Go Camp Chair. Lightweight (yet sturdy), this compact chair is made from a heavy duty fabric that can support up to 280 pounds and comes with a rear seat pocket, so you can stash all of your goodies, from snacks to campfire essentials. Set this up by the campfire, and you’ll be ready to relax or make s’mores (yummy).

stanley adventure base camp cookset
Stanley, Adventure Base Camp Cookset — $63.00

For members and non-members

Originally $90, now $63

This top-rated camping cooking set will help turn ingredients into healthy and nutritious meals wherever you are. The kit comes with a compact pot, stainless steel frying pan, four plates, and four bowls bowls, so that you can prepare meals and serve up delicious stews, soups, and more for a group or family of four. Additionally, it has a cutting board and utensils like sporks and spoons to make serving easy. Clean up is easy, too, thanks to the drying rack. With 19-pieces of equipment in this kit, the (convenient) meal options are endless.

owala freesip
Owala, Freesip Vacuum Water Bottle — $25.00

For members and non-members

Originally $33, now $25

This customer and editor-beloved Owala Water Bottle serves up pockets of hydration throughout the day. Featuring a sipping sprout and a wide mouth opening, you can drink water like how you would with a straw or tilt the bottle back for larger amounts of water. We love that the bottle has three layers of insulation because it keeps water cool for hours on end (even on super hot days), and it comes with a handle, so you can bring it with you on hikes, walks, or running errands.

But wait, there's more!
Want to be the first to hear about the latest (and greatest) SHOP product drops, custom collections, discounts, and more? Sign up to have the intel delivered straight to your inbox.
Our editors independently select these products. Making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission.

Loading More Posts...