Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere. Payless' mission is to be the first choice for budget-conscious consumers who shop for shoes and accessories. The company offers a wide range of trend-right and essential shoes and accessory items at affordable prices to help every family member look good every step of the way.
Payless is dedicated to providing incredible value pricing for popular styles of footwear and accessories for the entire family to enjoy. With its Incredible Value Everyday capsule collection, which features many children's shoes starting at just $10 and a range of styles for women starting at $15 and men starting at $20, shoppers don't have to wait for a sale. Accessory items start as low as $2.
Payless' seasonal collection includes shoes for every need — dress, casual and athletic styles for women, men and kids, as well as special footwear like dance shoes, sport cleats, water socks and slip resistant footwear, among others. Payless stores feature hard-to-find sizing for women with a significant portion of the seasonal assortment offered in sizes 11, 12 and 13, as well as wide widths. The children's line also includes a range of styles in wide widths, as well as half sizes and extended sizes up to youth size 6 (equivalent to women's size 8 and men's size 6). Payless also carries an array of seasonal accessories such as handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry and hair items, as well as a beauty products including signature fragrances — items to help everybody more fully complete their looks.
Brands are always important for shoppers and Payless has a strong portfolio featuring designer label Christian Siriano for Payless, heritage skate brand Airwalk®, American classic Dexter®, the popular athletic brand Champion®, American Eagle™ by Payless®, the youthful edgy fashion brand, Brash™. The children's collection features shoe brand SmartFit®, as well as a range of character shoes through partnerships with Disney, Nickelodeon and others that feature fun characters kids love to wear such as Dora the Explorer™, Cars™ and Disney Princess™.
Payless was founded in 1956 in Topeka, Kansas, on a revolutionary idea — selling shoes in a self-select environment. More than 50 years later, Payless continues the self-select model combined with leading customer service to provide a fun and engaging shopping experience for our customers. Customer service includes the foot measuring service where store associates are specially trained to size children's feet using a Brannock® device for the most accurate, healthy fit.
Today, Payless serves millions of consumers through its powerful global network of stores in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. The company also has an expanding presence in the Eastern Hemisphere through franchising arrangements. As of the end of second quarter 2012, Payless operated 4,107 stores throughout the Americas and an online store (www.Payless.com) and also has approximately 174 franchised stores located in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe in such countries as Russia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, among others.Source: Payless online