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“Payless is back” — that’s the first thing you see at Payless.com right now.

And it’s true; the shoe store chain that was once the largest in the U.S. has emerged from their 2019 bankruptcy and company-wide store closures and is ready to give it another go.

But don’t expect your mama’s Payless ShoeSource; the company is looking to sell their economy-priced footwear a little differently this time around.

Here’s what you need to know:


Payless will open up to 500 new stores — starting in November.

According to Payless’ press release, the company will open 300-500 free-standing new stores across North America in the next 3-5 years.

They’ll start with a new flagship store in their new hometown of Miami in November 2020, and at least 30 stores in Texas and other Southwestern states by early 2021.


With smart mirrors & touchscreens, Payless won’t look like it did before.

The look of the new Payless stores will be way different than the stores that closed last year. The “brick and click stores” will have a lot of digital components, including smart mirrors, touchscreen wall panels, and a cutting-edge Augmented Reality foot comparison chart.

Payless acknowledged that they’ve forever dropped “ShoeSource” from their name.


The new Payless.com just opened for business with $10 sandals.

Payless is the latest brand to pivot to being a mostly online store — like Justice — and the new Payless.com is a huge part of the company’s comeback plan.

When the website relaunched on Aug. 18, shoppers saw a more minimalist platform, offering 17 different brands including Airwalk, LA Gear, Disney, K-Swiss, and Kendall + Kylie.

We found kids’ sandals as low as $7.99 and a ton of adult sandals for $9.99. You can sort by name, price, and even size of discount.

Shipping starts at $6.95 but is free on orders of $65 or more.



Payless is also looking to help with remote learning.

Two boys looking at a tablet.

The reboot is accompanied by a “Powered by Payless” initiative that is partnering with schools across the U.S. “to provide students, teachers, and their families with the online connectivity technology, complimentary lunches, and shoes” they need for this school year’s unique challenges.

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Payless Is Back and Planning to Open New Shoe Stores