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Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:09:07 PM »

Payless Shoes set to close all their stores.

I won't miss them much. I bought a pair of shoes there once and they were complete crap.  We used to have 2 stores here: one in the mall, one in a strip mall across from Wal-Mart, but the strip mall store closed 4-5 years ago.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 12:12:39 PM »

I will miss them, I needed a pair of sneakers that I could wear without wearing out my expensive running shoes and I found a pair for $12.

I did find their dress shoes to be utter crap that needed to be replaced every few months, but I don't wear dress shoes with any regularity any more.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 12:13:32 PM »

Shoe shopping has always been a bit of a pain for me, I have wide size 13 or 14 feet, as well as one foot with a fallen arch and one foot with a normal arch.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »

Payless Shoes set to close all their stores.

I won't miss them much. I bought a pair of shoes there once and they were complete crap.  We used to have 2 stores here: one in the mall, one in a strip mall across from Wal-Mart, but the strip mall store closed 4-5 years ago.

Not surprised, havenít been in any of their stores in years. Have been to factory outlets and factory stores more recently and liked the selection there as well.

One has to wonder if Foot Locker and the other non-factory-outlet-type shoe stores will go under eventually. Iíve yet to go to Rack Room Shoes, however.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 12:40:48 PM »

I will miss them, I needed a pair of sneakers that I could wear without wearing out my expensive running shoes and I found a pair for $12.

I did find their dress shoes to be utter crap that needed to be replaced every few months, but I don't wear dress shoes with any regularity any more.

Yeah I never did like their dress shoes as compared to stores that had a better selection.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 12:45:22 PM »

Shoe shopping has always been a bit of a pain for me, I have wide size 13 or 14 feet, as well as one foot with a fallen arch and one foot with a normal arch.

I have size 9.5 or 10 feet (donít know if I could fit into a size 9 again), and my feet are flat with little arches.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 12:47:26 PM »

One has to wonder if Foot Locker and the other non-factory-outlet-type shoe stores will go under eventually.
Probably not.  If you have a common shoe size, it's much easier to shop in a brick-and-mortar store for new shoes than online.  Zappos is as close as it gets to hassle-free online shoe shopping with their "free overnight shipping both ways" gimmick, but shipping shoes back and forth is a hassle.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 12:48:00 PM »

Some folks are quick to blame this on Amazon, but I wonder if it's more from big boxes like DSW.  After all, you can't try shoes on first, when getting them online (at least for now... who knows?)
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 12:48:49 PM »

One has to wonder if Foot Locker and the other non-factory-outlet-type shoe stores will go under eventually.
Probably not.  If you have a common shoe size, it's much easier to shop in a brick-and-mortar store for new shoes than online.  Zappos is as close as it gets to hassle-free online shoe shopping with their "free overnight shipping both ways" gimmick, but shipping shoes back and forth is a hassle.

This is true, but my dad has that figured out with little to no hassle.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 12:54:34 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 12:59:16 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 01:07:31 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 01:12:56 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.
What's the deal with airline food?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2019, 01:35:47 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

WTF
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2019, 01:36:22 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.
What's the deal with airline food?

Wrong topic?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

WTF

It isn't "pay less," it's "payless."  This suggests that you can get shoes "paymentless" and that the business is "moneyless."
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 01:47:25 PM »

At another forum, people would call this sort of activity "threadmunching."
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 02:10:37 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

WTF

It isn't "pay less," it's "payless."  This suggests that you can get shoes "paymentless" and that the business is "moneyless."

Lol thatís not as bad as what Roadgeekteen suggested.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2019, 02:12:33 PM »

At another forum, people would call this sort of activity "threadmunching."

Mmm that sounds like something savory. Lol jk thatís not necessarily ideal.

Also, thatís what she suggested.  :bigass:
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2019, 02:42:21 PM »

At another forum, people would call this sort of activity "threadmunching."
What's threadmunching?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2019, 02:59:56 PM »



It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?

Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

That means the store doesn't pay you to buy the shoes.   :awesomeface:

They don't lack a price.
They don't loack a cost.
They lack a payout.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2019, 03:04:15 PM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 03:16:39 PM »

I think I bought a pair of shoes there or something once I think it was shoe laces now that I think about it but I won't miss this store much. There is one in Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw and the last time I looked in there most of their shelves were empty like they were getting ready to close for good.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2019, 03:21:07 PM »

Never went to their stores. Had one in Oak Lawn since I was born. Time for a better store to move in now
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2019, 03:28:10 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.
What's the deal with airline food?
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