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Old 02-16-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I would think that a space for a discount shoe retailer should exist. Young kids outgrow shoes quickly and I can see why cheap shoes make sense for them. They are also something that I would want to physically try on and I would think others would as well
I agree, but Target is pretty much a direct competitor with a stronger retail base.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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Never been in one.
Was in one once.

Wasn't impressed.

Never been back.

Might drop by to see if they have a good bargain, but doubt it.

Not impressed with shoes at any shoe store lately. Went to a bunch for my OH, looking for a pair that wasnt leakable canvas sneakers.
Didnt find what my OH was looking for. None jumped out and said "buy me", so we bought none.

And i cant believe people will pay $200+ for sneakers!

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Old 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Another one bites the dust.
Well, who didn't see that coming?

They closed 900 stores in the last 3 years.

They had a bad business model with bad locations.

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Ebay, Amazon, and the internet claim another victim.
This has nothing to do with any of them.

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Oh I don't know. There are scores of Nike, Zappos and other footwear shipping boxes in recycling bins all over my area.
I'm not sure Payless even carried Nikes.

There's a huge difference between buying Nikes, whose sizes are consistent, and buying dress, casual or work shoes from different vendors whose sizes vary greatly.

I just bought a pair of shoes in Florida, and a 10 1/2 between Rockport, Dockers and the other brand were not even remotely close.

Had I bought them from Amazon, I would have had to wait a minimum of 2 days, then sent them back and waited more, and the second pair shipped wouldn't have fit, so I'd have to send them back and wait even longer.

That's not making a lot of sense when I can figure it out in a matter of minutes.

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Payless Shoes were not great quality.
No, they weren't. They sucked. Carnival was better. And then there's the other place, that's either in malls or near malls and they have a far greater selection than Payless.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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And i cant believe people will pay $200+ for sneakers!
Oh, not everyone does.

Some maim and kill for them.
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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I would think that a space for a discount shoe retailer should exist. Young kids outgrow shoes quickly and I can see why cheap shoes make sense for them. They are also something that I would want to physically try on and I would think others would as well
There are plenty out there. DSW. Shoe Carnival. Famous Footwear. Payless has crappy shoes. Very poor quality.
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:27 PM
 
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Well, who didn't see that coming?

They closed 900 stores in the last 3 years.

They had a bad business model with bad locations.



This has nothing to do with any of them.



I'm not sure Payless even carried Nikes.

There's a huge difference between buying Nikes, whose sizes are consistent, and buying dress, casual or work shoes from different vendors whose sizes vary greatly.

I just bought a pair of shoes in Florida, and a 10 1/2 between Rockport, Dockers and the other brand were not even remotely close.

Had I bought them from Amazon, I would have had to wait a minimum of 2 days, then sent them back and waited more, and the second pair shipped wouldn't have fit, so I'd have to send them back and wait even longer.

That's not making a lot of sense when I can figure it out in a matter of minutes.



No, they weren't. They sucked. Carnival was better. And then there's the other place, that's either in malls or near malls and they have a far greater selection than Payless.
Agree. I been buying shoes online for, hell, many years now, even before online buying was so widespread, aside from books, sport shoes were my first online purchases. My size is always the same, fit always great, I buy Adidas and Nike. Same with my wife, she buys Asics.

Now, for non-sport shoes for my wife, the sizes vary between brands, and even within the brand. My wife bought some Sam Edleman? sandals and the sizes were not even standard among each other. but hey, free returning, no problem. Much better and lower cost than going to a store.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:58 PM
 
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I was hoping that this was a joke. For the most part, the shoes I've bought at Payless have been pretty good quality. They last me just as long as the shoes I used to buy for $70. Let's be real...pretty sure most people don't wear the same shoes after 3 years and Payless shoes have always lasted me at least 2-3 years. Almost all the shoes I have right now are from Payless.



Pros: Affordable. They usually had my size. Pretty comfy. Lasted a good amount of time. Good return policy. Nice variety of shoes online.



Cons: The only thing I didn't like was in the physical store, it was always the same design as if they changed designs out once a year or once every two years.



Really disappointed to hear all this and I guess I better be on the look out for the shutdown sales. I don't know if that's really a term but whatever.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:07 PM
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Location: Texas
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They also weren't $100 a pair. Like others here, I bought a lot of kid's shoes there.
I buy used kids shoes at thrift stores and they've lasted longer than brand new Payless shoes.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:09 PM
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Location: Texas
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Anyway, due to my back problems and scoliosis, the only type of shoe I can wear are Crocs. I can't wear anything else even if I want to.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:02 PM
 
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Anyway, due to my back problems and scoliosis, the only type of shoe I can wear are Crocs. I can't wear anything else even if I want to.
Picked up a pair of Crocs for first time late last summer at local DSW (they were having a half off sale), and find them remarkably comfortable. Wear them around the house instead of slippers or flip flops.
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