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How to get cheap shoes: Schuh Imperfects Discount Outlet

Looking for big brand label shoes like Nike, Adidas, Birkenstock and more at heavily discounted sale prices? Then look no further than the little-known outlet that is Schuh Imperfects.

I’m sure you know the concept. Goods from online retail can get slightly damaged in transit, be slightly faded from being on display in stores, or simply have manufacturing quirks.

Commonly known as “seconds”, these goods can often be sold by retailers at a significant discount to avoid waste and Schuh offer this in the form of their Schuh Imperfects outlet pages.

What is Schuh Imperfect?

Schuh Imperfects is a little known outlet for major brand shoes, sandals and boots on offer from Schuh stores. The site features a huge number of lines including Women’s (heels, flats, boots and sandals), Kids Unisex, Men’s, Boys, Girls.

These can be ideal for a discounted way to buy a premium brand shoe, kit out the kids for school shoes and PE or even to kit out a wedding outfit on a budget.

schuh imperfects wedding party shoes
Photo: Free use courtesy of Unsplash – Schuh Imperfects can be a great way to find a new set of party heels for a wedding or night out, without breaking the bank.

Essentially the reason for the reduced prices is the goods ‘may’ have minor flaws. I say may because on the items I’ve seen ordered via this site, the main reason for a heavily reduced set of Toms was a very minimal discolouration, hardly noticeable to the eye and certainly worth the huge savings gained.

Schuh classes their imperfects as shoes that have ‘scuffs, discolouration or quirks’. Most of the units will have been in a store or used as display items that have been handled in fittings and as such may have minor marks. Having said that, these items still represent great value for money and are essentially almost new.

What is the Schuh Imperfects return policy?

Schuh provides brief details of the imperfections on the individual sale pages for the website. These details usually include photos of the scuffs, marks or discolouration, ideal for if you want to check out what to expect.

Delivery at the time of writing this article was £3 for standard UK delivery or Collect+ delivery. Schuh also offers a fab returns policy for up to a year after purchase. That’s right, for 365 days you can return for a refund or exchange. Items must be in the condition received and include the receipt, tags and original boxes.

All online returns are completely free for those customers that have a  ‘my schuh’ account or £2.50 for those without. Customers can also make use of the label-less collection and packaging services on offer from Schuh for a quick and easy return process. Exchanges, it should be noted, a completed free of charge.

What are the savings and discounts available from Schuh Imperfects?

Here are a few examples of the kinds of huge savings and discounts you can get via the Schuh Imperfects sale pages. Note, these prices are illustrative of those on the Schuh website at the time of writing this money-saving article, as such prices may have increased or decreased since.

Schuh Major Converse Style Lace Up Was £20, now £2.99

Lelli Kelly Dalia Was £20, now £4.99

Birkenstock Colorada Was £45, Now £8.99

Converse Kids All Star and Converse Hi, Range up to £45, now start from £8.99

Other brands included in the Schuh Imperfect clearance and outlet sales include:

Adidas, Adidas Skateboarding, ASH, Barbour, Base London, BIRKENSTOCK, Blowfish Malibu, BOSS, Buffalo London, CALVIN KLEIN, Clarks Originals, Converse, crocs, Dr Martens, Fila, GUESS, Havaianas, Hunter, Kickers, Lacoste, Lauren Ralph Lauren, New Balance, Nike, Nike Jordan, Nike SB, Puma, Reebok, Sketchers, Timberland and more.

It’s well worth checking out Office Offcuts and Clarks Outlets as well for extra shoe, boot and sandal discounts.

How to get extra student discounts on shoes?

You can get another 10% discount for Schuh if you’re an eligible student. These discounts can be used on regular priced items from the Schuh store online and most importantly the 10% off is also valid on sale and discounted items.

Yes, that’s right, the discount stacks on top of the already huge sales and savings available via the Schuh Imperfections sales.

To get the student discount offer, readers will need to sign up via the special student discount form. This is located on the student discount pages within the Schuh help pages.

There is an alternative way to access the 10% discount on offer from the Schuh website and that is to use the UniDays app or website. UniDays works slightly differently in that it provides online verification for an individual’s student status. If you’re already signed up to UniDays, getting the Schuh student discount is as easy as simply logging into your UniDays account and you should be good to go.

Get an extra £5 off the Schuh website.

Newly registered users to the Schuh website can also get £5 off their first order. To get this discount offer for use when buying Schuh products, readers will need to scroll to the based of the Schuh website. Once at the base of the page, there should be a “sign up to our email list for £5 off” style offer.

One Comment

  1. James Travis says:

    Great tips here, thank you

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