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Back in the early to mid-2000’s Foot Locker had a seasonal promotion just in time for upcoming school year, that I wish was still around, the ever so popular “Pick 2 For $89”. The sneakers that were part of this promotion were the classic sneakers from adidas, New Balance, Reebok, K-Swiss and PUMA. The discounted models from each brand happen are the 574 from New Balance, Samoa & Superstar adidas, PUMA Roma & Basket, Reebok Classic Leather and The Tennis Classic by K-Swiss. Of course the promotion helped move units, but consequently it did weaken the consumer’s “value” of the brands.

Fast forward to 2016 and according to the site Dollar Times. The $89.99 promo in 2005, with a 2.00% inflation would equal to $111.85 in today’s dollars so we can round let’s say $120. For that price we’re gonna find some affordable sneakers that could be part of a Back-to-School promotion for those budget conscious shoppers. We’re putting together a list of sneakers that could be part of a 2 for $120 promotion.

New Balance 574

Adidas Samoa

Adidas Court Vantage

Adidas ZX FLUX
Nike Cortez

Nike Roshe Run

Saucony Shadow
The average consumer loves deals! And to find classic sneakers on a budget you really can’t go wrong with these sneakers.

-By: Royal Wright

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