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Amazon Memorial Day Sales 2014: Top 10 Best Deals

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Love Memorial Day sales? Amazon has some pretty amazing deals this Memorial Day. If you want to save up to 60% off, check out the great deals we’ve cherry-picked below, or visit the full list of items that are part of Amazon’s Memorial Day sale.


1. ASICS Women’s Gel-Kayano 19 Running Shoes

Learn more about the ASICS Women’s Gel-Kayano 19 running shoe in the video above.

If you need a new pair of running shoes this summer, this Amazon sale is a great time to get a bargain on a solid pair of shoes. These ASICS usually retail for $150, but select sizes and colors are available during Amazon’s Memorial Day sale for under $70. The ASICS Womens Gel-Kayano 19 got a very favorable review from Runner’s World, making them a smart buy for both beginning joggers and experienced runners.


Pros:

  • Lightweight design
  • Solid support and protection
  • Available in multiple colors/styles
  • Biomorphic fit
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot gel cushioning systems

  • Cons:

  • The newer model, Gel-Kayano 20, has improvements over this model when it comes to the sole
  • Runs a bit big through the toes
  • Some users find the shoe lacks breathability
  • Not ideal for runners who overpronate
  • Some users find the shoe runs a tad narrow

  • 2. ASICS Men’s GEL-Venture 4 Running Shoe

    Check out an overview of the ASICS Men’s GEL-Venture 4 Running Shoe in the video above.

    The ASICS Men’s GEL-Venture 4 is an inexpensive option for trail running. The shoe generally retails for $60, but can be found for under $40 during Amazon’s Memorial Day sale. If you plan to spend a good chunk of your summer running on hiking trails or nature paths, this shoe is a good investment.


    Pros:

  • Removable foam insole
  • Ideal for trail running
  • User reviews indicate this shoe fits men with wider feet quite well
  • Upper dries quickly when wet
  • Great price for the budget conscious

  • Cons:

  • Only available in four different color combinations
  • Fine for road runners, but the shoe does perform best on trails
  • May not have enough support for under- or overpronators
  • Somewhat narrow at the toe
  • Not enough grip for very wet conditions

  • 3. Nine West Begonia Shoulder Bag

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    Available from Amazon for 45 percent off the list price, this cute bag from Nine West is the perfect pop of color to set off your summer whites. This begonia bag is feminine, but still packs a ton of storage options. The metal stud details keep this bag from looking too frou-frou, and gives it a modern edge.


    Pros:

  • Bold, cheerful color
  • Metal stud detailing adds texture and edge
  • Ample storage space
  • Comfortable over-the-shoulder design
  • Zippered pockets for extra security

  • Cons:

  • While not a large bag, it may overwhelm the frames of very petite women
  • Bag is manmade in China, may not appeal to those trying to buy American
  • Too small to use as a laptop bag for laptops with very large screens
  • Color may be too bold for some women
  • Bottom of bag does not have raised metal feel to prevent wear over time

  • 4. Calvin Klein Men’s Leather Bookfold

    Get a closer look at this wallet in the video above.

    If you need a new wallet, this durable leather wallet with key fob from Calvin Klein is a solid bet. It has room for lots of cards and cash, and has a classic look. Plus, it comes from a leading fashion brand.


    Pros:

  • Includes 10 card slots, one bill pockes and ID/license window
  • Real leather (synthetic lining)
  • Keyfob a helpful accessory
  • Slim profile, even with multiple cards and bills insider
  • Ideal for men of all ages and backgrounds

  • Cons:

  • Only available in two colors (brown or black)
  • Item is made in China, may not appeal to people who buy goods that are exclusively American
  • Does take a little time to break in the leather and get it supple
  • Leather is somewhat thin
  • May not have enough storage for some

  • 5. Tifosi Women’s Lust Wrap Sunglasses

    Check out these Tifosis and some other top women’s sunglasses in the video above.

    Bold, feminine, and metallic: these sunglasses have it all. They are designed to fit well, even on sweaty or wet skin. Additionally, many user reviews indicate that these are study enough for exercise or running, making them both fashionable and practical.


    Pros:

  • Polycarbonate lens
  • Protective UV coating
  • Nosepads prevent glasses from sliding on sweaty skin
  • Beautiful design
  • Lightweight

  • Cons:

  • Only available in two color variants
  • Style may overwhelm smaller, more delicate faces
  • Non-polarized
  • May be too gaudy for certain outfits or occasions
  • Not the biggest savings in the Memorial Day sale, but still a good bargain

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    6. Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses

    Get a close-up look at these sunglasses in the video above.

    There’s just something timeless and classic about these Ray-Bans. If you want a more vintage look to your summer wardrobe, these sunglasses are the perfect place to start. Plus, Amazon is selling select colors and styles for up to 42 percent off. That’s great news for people who don’t want to pay designer prices for designer style.


    Pros:

  • Available in multiple sizes for a personalized fit
  • Available in a multitude of colors to suit your personality or ensemble
  • Cool vintage style
  • Trusted name in sunglasses
  • Lightweight

  • Cons:

  • Not all frame types are included in the Memorial Day sale
  • A little expensive, even on sale
  • What seems “vintage” to some may seem just plain dated to others
  • Non-polarized
  • Over-the-ear curve may not fit all ear types

  • 7. Diane von Furstenberg Women’s Stefy Wedge Sandal

    Get some ideas for what to wear with these wedges by watching the Spring/Summer 2014 Diane von Furstenberg runway show above.

    Amazon is selling these great DvF wedges for 36 percent off, which is great news for fashionistas on a tight budget. Available in four colors, the white and tangerine options are exceptionally noteworthy. They’re fun, flirty, and designed to leave a lasting impression.


    Pros:

  • Available in four great colors
  • Made from real leather
  • Shoe adds about four and a half inches to your height, accentuating your legs
  • Gold medallion accents perfectly reflect summer sunlight
  • Strap placement makes shoe comfortable and stable

  • Cons:

  • Not available in extended sizes
  • Even with a discount, may still be too expensive for some
  • Made in Brazil, may not appeal to fans of American-made goods
  • Some may dislike the lack of customized metallic charms to offset each shoe color in a unique way
  • Bottom of sole could have improved grip for walking around slick pool areas

  • 8. Volcom Men’s Recliner Flip Flop

    Get a closer look at these squishy sandals in the video above.

    Perfect for lounging on the beach or strolling down the boardwalk, these flip flops are available in a wide array of colors. If you need a lot of arch support or comfort cushioning, these sandals are a smart buy.


    Pros:

  • Available in nine different styles
  • Many styles have a cool pattern on the sole
  • Fits true to size
  • Quilted, contoured footbed
  • Comfortable strap

  • Cons:

  • Made in China
  • Some users have complained about sun/UV damage to sandals left outside
  • Made from synthetic materials
  • May make a loud squeaking sound when you walk (until they are broken in)
  • May take some time to contour to your foot

  • 9. Kid’s KEEN Newport H2 Sandal

    Get a close-up look at these kid’s sandals in the video above.

    Available in an almost preposterous array of colors for both girls and boys, these shoes are available in sizes ranging from toddlers to big kids. If your child is in need of a new pair of shoes for water use or outdoor pursuits, the sturdy construction and cute fabrics here make these sandals a winner.


    Pros:

  • Protects the sensitive feet of toddlers and kids
  • Breatheable
  • Available in over 20 colors
  • Secure fit lace capture system with hook and loop adjustability over instep
  • Aegis microbe shield hydrophobic mesh lining

  • Cons:

  • Made in China
  • Some users have complained the shoes get smelly over time
  • Claims to run true to size, but some users complain that shoes run big
  • Shoes are washable, but some reviews indicate washing can break down the shoe material
  • Some colors may bleed

  • 10. Cole Haan Men’s Grant Canoe Camp Mocassin

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    These would make great summer shoes for boating, lounging, or just hanging around the campfire. They are available in ten different colors, ranging from the conservative to the avant-garde. They’d also make a great Father’s Day present.


    Pros:

  • Available in a wide array of colors, materials, and finishes
  • Available in a variety of half-sizes and widths from sizes seven to 14
  • Nautical loafer with functional slotted collar
  • Comfortable
  • Multi-purpose

  • Cons:

  • User reviews indicate shoes may not fit those with high arches very well
  • Prices vary widely based on size and style
  • May be somewhat hard to find replacement laces for select styles
  • Leather or suede styles may suffer water damage if not treated properly
  • Grips on heel make be uncomfortable if you sit cross-legged

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