How Much Can Ex-Display Footwear Save You?

Ex-display footwear isn't on everyone's radar, but it can save you a pretty penny. So, let us show you exactly why you should give it a go.

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There are many ways in which you can save on the cost of shoes, and you may not have considered ex-display options. However, in this article, we'll show you why it could be the best thing ever. 


What Does Ex-Display Mean?

The term ‘ex-display’ can be enough to turn some shoppers away despite the heavily discounted price that may be attached. There are loads of misconceptions out there about what it means to buy ex-display products but, in reality, it couldn’t be any simpler. 

Ex-display products, put simply, are items that have been displayed on a shop floor at one time or another. For footwear, this means it would have been tried on by customers in the store. It is for this reason that you can find some huge discounts on ex-display footwear. 


Does Ex-Display Affect Quality?

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By the nature of what ex-display is, there is a possibility that some shoes may have a nick or two. Disputeresolutionomdosman.org states that “Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, if the product is faulty or not fit for purpose the remedies would be the same as those for new goods…” This means that you should be able to return your new purchase due to damage or faults. However, the majority of ex-display items are ‘Sold as Seen’ so you will be made aware of any discrepancies before purchase.  

Ex-display shoes are a great way to save on kids' shoes as well. With the majorly discounted prices, you can purchase some big names without the big bill. If you’re searching for more ways to save on shoes for little ones, check out our article “Buying Kids Shoes On A Budget” and for the beginning of the school year, our “How to Save Money On School Uniforms” will help you get them decked out for cheap come September.  


What are the Best Brands For Ex-Display Footwear Savings?

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You wouldn’t be the only person to assume that finding ex-display shoes would be a lot easier in a store than it would be online, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. Here are our favourite retailers for ex-display shoes and unmissable savings.  

1)  OFFCUTS SHOES by Office 

You can find shoes for the whole family when you shop with OFFCUTS by Office. With sales and ex-display items filling their pages, you can find brands such as Birkenstock, Dr. Martens, Timberland, and Nike to name a few. 

2)  Schuh 

Schuh has a whole section of their site dedicated to only ex-display products and it currently holds 1944 items for you to choose from. You can find hefty discounts of up to 60% on a huge range of footwear and accessories.  

3)  Legend Footwear 

When it comes to Legend Footwear, you’ll find a section filled with ex-display and customer-returned products. Whether you’re looking for your next pair of running shoes or some Dr Martens, Legend Footwear houses some of the best deals for ex-display footwear.  


When is the Best Time to Find Ex-Display Products?

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Although a common question, there isn’t a specific time to find the best ex-display deals. Though, we do have some thoughts on how you can stand the best chance of finding bank-saving deals. 

First and foremost (and possibly the most helpful tip of all), you stand the best chance of finding the newest ex-display footwear deals when you check the page at the beginning and/or end of the day. Displays are usually changed outside of open hours (night or early morning) and since there are only one or two pairs of ex-display shoes available, you will want to check and check again so you can claim the best savings available. 


How Much Can Ex-Display Footwear Save You?

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Overall, although searching for ex-display footwear can require a little more work on your part, it is definitely worth it when you see the bill. Here’s an example of the kind of savings you could expect.  

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Price Comparison Table
ProductFull PriceEx-Display PriceTotal Savings
Steve Madden Caviar Stileto£130£48.99£81.01
Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eyelet Smooth White Boots£175£58.53£116.47
Nike Dunk Hi 1985 Trainers£125£68£57
Adidas Gazelle£75£48.99£26.01

Whatever your preferred style may be, you can find discounts on a plethora of ex-display shoes that will be friendly to your bank account. So, in conclusion, we are all for adding a few ex-display items to your wardrobe for both style and budget-friendly savings and with all those savings, you can find the perfect outfit for your new shoes and use our “Top Tips for Buying Clothes on a Budget”  article to save on your favourite garments.  

Shona Moreland
Fashion Editor

Hi there! My name is Shona and I’m the Fashion Editor here at MyVoucherCodes. I’ve been writing for 5 years, and now I’ve been focusing on fashion, and I’m loving every minute of it! From the freshest releases to the hottest trends and movements that keep the industry buzzing.

I have a number of interests, ranging from playing the drums, drawing, reading and writing to enjoying nature with my puppy! And let’s not forget about the all-important interest … Fashion!