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Herschel Backpacks on Sale
Save 25% With kids all over the country going back to school, there’s no shortage of parents and other caretakers looking for great deals on solid backpacks. And our friends at Nordstrom aren’t disappointing: right now, they’re offering a number of options from Herschel Supply Co. at 25 percent off. It’s a solid deal on a set of backpacks that are perfect for the semester ahead — and the years beyond.— Justin Fenner

Frye Will Lace-Up and Rainer Chelsea Boots
Save 49%: More often than not, when you hear ‘Italian leather’ the assumption is it’s too delicate to be worn or used every day. To prove that stigma completely wrong are the Will Lace-Up and Rainer Chelsea boots by Frye — two opposite style boots, both with timeless style and the same deal of 49% off. — Bryan Campbell

Adidas, Asics and Brooks Running Sneakers on Sale
Save 50% With fall racing season right around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about a new pair of shoes. Whether you’ve run all summer and need to up your mileage, or you’re looking for a fresh dose of motivation, new kicks are always a good idea. Right now, JackRabbit is offering up to 50 percent off on a variety of running sneakers from Adidas, Altra, Asics, Brooks, Nike and more. Plus, if you have a favorite style, it’s worth checking out the sale to see if you can stock up on the glass slipper. Here are a few top-notch running shoes to check out — whether you’re training for a marathon or a 5K. — Meg Lappe

Edgecraft Trizor Electric Knife Sharpener
Save $120: The knife is perhaps the most essential tool for any chef, novice or expert. It’s no good if it’s not sharp though (actually, a dull knife can become dangerous in the kitchen). Having a trustworthy sharpener on-hand quickly becomes crucial. Edgecraft’s Trizor Electric Knife Sharpener is pro-grade, and uses a three-phase, spring-controlled system that works on both plain and serrated edges of any thickness and can bring the standard 20-degree edge down to a finer (read: sharper) 15-degree cutting plane.

It doesn’t matter what your cooking tastes like, if you’re serious about the process, you need a sharp knife, period. Right now Edgecraft’s sharpener is $120 (that’s 57 percent) less than its regular full price. — Tanner Bowden

Rancourt & Co. Sneakers
Save up to 30%: Rancourt & Co. is an American shoe company, keeping the dream of Maine-made footwear alive with its operations in Lewiston, Maine. While the brand is probably best known for its boots, dress shoes and loafers, the brand dabbles in classy-looking, high-end sneakers. Right now you can get a few pairs up to 30 percent off at Huckberry, including pairs made from canvas, as well as Chromexcel leather uppers. — Andrew Connor

Nisolo Handmade Boots and Shoes
Save up to 80%: With mega factories cranking out shoes one after another, the artisan shoemaker has all but vanished. Those that are left are a special and skilled group of individuals, and the footwear they craft is unique and often expensive. In celebration of Summer’s end, Nisolo, a footwear brand that works with an accomplished group of shoemakers based in Peru’s third-largest city, Trujillo, is offering up a selection of its handmade footwear for up to 80 percent off. The brand’s Chelsea boots, loafers and even sneakers — all made by hand — have never been more affordable.

Use the code BONUS20 at checkout for the full discount. — Tanner Bowden

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