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Old 02-17-2019, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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This has nothing to do with any of them.
It has everything to do with them. Nordstom, DSW, Nike, Shoe Carnivial, etc. all sell products through Amazon and Ebay as well as proviving their own sites you can order from directly.

Wait, you thought Amazon was selling unauthorized Nikes?
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:27 AM
 
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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.
Lol, they do when they are of actual quality.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I have mixed feelings about this. There was a time that whenever I bought shoes, they came from Payless--they might not have been the fanciest around, but they were good shoes and the prices were reasonable, but I probably haven't set foot in one for ten years. It just seemed about that time that the quality of their shoes deteriorated, and they were bringing in what I found to be unattractive styles--I remember I'd gone in looking for a pair of plain, black pumps, which you would think you'd have an abundance of, and everything that had was, to my eyes, overdone and ugly. (Buckles or bows everywhere seemed to be the 'thing', as I recall, and I was sitting there thinking, "I just want PLAIN black heels that'll go everywhere!") When you can't find a very basic shoe style.....not good.

Why in the world would anyone have "mixed feelings" about a store closing?

I'd wager that most people don't think, Gee, I wish [Insert store name] would close (or am happy about it), because I don't shop there.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:58 AM
 
Location: NJ
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No shock.
Me either. While they have a web site, you can't order shoes from it.

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I'm unhappy about this. This is where I've been buying my kids shoes for years. They have reasonable prices, and a good selection. No they don't last the longest, but with kids feet growing like they do, I was needing to buy new shoes every year anyway. Oh well. Guess I'll just get their shoes at famous footwear and pay a ton more. Boo.
We go there too. It's our only shoe store besides stores you can buy shoes in, we have lots of those, Target, Walmart, Ross, Marshalls.

I think if they would have allowed people to buy online they may not be going under
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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Lol, they do when they are of actual quality.
Most of my shoes last more than 2-3 years except sneakers that get worn heavily or snow boots that get worn I harsh conditions. I have never shopped at Payless and have found good deals at DSW, Ross, Marshall’s, Nordstrom Rack, outlet malls, etc.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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Ebay, Amazon, and the internet claim another victim. In general, most shoe stores will probably be closing eventually.

You just can't compete with the endless selection and prices of online retail products.

Only part of the equation....look deeper. This was more a case of short term corporate piracy.



In 2012, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners bought Payless in a leveraged buyout. They then proceeded to bleed the company of cash, and loaded up the balance sheet with debt. The took 400 million bucks out in the form of debt funded dividends (to themselves mostly), and left Payless in bankruptcy in 2017. It was never able to recover, and this last filing is merely the final bone picking of the company.


Search for and watch the older movie (1991) called "Other People's Money" staring Danny DeVito for a humorous primer on how this type of piracy works.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:33 AM
 
Location: USA
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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.
I work on concrete floors all day, and crocs are the only footwear that does not hurt my feet.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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Oh my God! Where am I going to get my shoes? Say what you want, the ballerina slippers are comfortable. More people are out of work.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Only part of the equation....look deeper. This was more a case of short term corporate piracy.



In 2012, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners bought Payless in a leveraged buyout. They then proceeded to bleed the company of cash, and loaded up the balance sheet with debt. The took 400 million bucks out in the form of debt funded dividends (to themselves mostly), and left Payless in bankruptcy in 2017. It was never able to recover, and this last filing is merely the final bone picking of the company.


Search for and watch the older movie (1991) called "Other People's Money" staring Danny DeVito for a humorous primer on how this type of piracy works.
I wondered if it was something like that.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:51 PM
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Location: Texas
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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.
They have actually helped correct some of my back issues. I no longer have to see a chiropractor on a regular basis.
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