Buyers Guide

How to Find $300 Soccer Cleats for Just $20

maxresdefaultIf you haven’t already seen the incredible deals on soccer cleats people are finding at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Burlington stores across the nation, we’ll fill you in on some of the best finds from this week and how you can snag some of these deals for yourself.

If you’ve been out of the loop, people have been finding top tier (and mid and low tier) soccer cleats at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Burlington stores across the United States for far below their regular retail price. It’s been a phenomenon, with people frequently visiting their nearest locations in hopes of finding a pair of boots. The chances of actually finding a pair of top tier soccer cleats are very slim, though; it’s a hit or miss. However, when you do find them, they’re guaranteed to be heavily discounted.

If you’re looking to actually play in the boots you find and not just collect them, chances are even more slim that you’ll find them in your size, so don’t show up to these stores expecting to find $250 soccer cleats in your size for $20; it takes patience, persistence, and, quite honestly, hope. Many bargain hunters collect the boots they find or flip them on eBay for more money. With that being said, let’s get into some of the best finds from this week. 

1. Black History Month Nike Mercurial Vapor XI

First up is the limited edition Black History Month Nike Mercurial Vapor XI. Originally released in January of 2018, they’ve officially hit the shelves of Burlington, the retailer where these were found at for a mere $24.99. That’s a pretty hefty discount from its original $254.99 retail price. They’re currently listed on eBay by resellers for over $100 so to find these at a fraction of the price is not only incredible, but very rare.

2. EA Sports Nike Hypervenom Phantom III

IMG_8196Next is the EA Sports Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3. Another limited edition release, these boots have found their way to the shelves of Marshalls where they’re being sold for just $19.99 (regular retail price is $300). Originally released in September of 2017, the EA Sports Hypervenom 3s were individually numbered and limited to 3000 adult sized pairs and 1000 youth sized pairs, which makes them an even more rare and incredible find. They’re currently listed on eBay by resellers for well over $200, with some asking as much as $400 per pair.

3. Floodlights Pack Nike Magista Obra II

IMG_8479Last is the Nike Magista Obra 2 from the Floodlights Pack, a football boot pack released on October 3, 2016. These boots retail for $275 and have now been found at a Marshalls store for just $24.99, 11 times cheaper than their regular retail price. If you’re serious about finding awesome deals like these, here are a few things you should know. 

Do you want to snag similar deals for yourself? It’s unlikely you’re going to find these exact finds, but often times when there’s a certain boot at a few locations, they’re most likely at many locations across the nation. Whether you’re looking to flip them or collect them, here are some tips from Elmer Hernandez (@ehdeportes on Instagram), a football boot bargain hunter:

  1. The best days to look for finds are Monday through Friday. 
  2. Marshalls and Burlington stores usually restock in the morning.
  3. Ross stores usually restock in late morning or early afternoon. 
  4. Go as often as you can, and even more often when you start to find a pair or two.
  5. Ask the store manager when they get in new shipments and when they put stuff out on the shelves.

If you have finds that you want featured in next week’s ‘best finds’ article, email us or DM us on Instagram! Also, listen to our new podcast where we interview professional soccer players, coaches, and entreprenuers in the soccer space by clicking here.

Photos by @cleatstagram, @tsunamiabner, @cali_finds_77, and @ricardo._02.

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